Dr. John C. Hitt, President of the
University of Central Florida
goals to define the future of this institution of higher education.
His fifth goal encourages UCF to "Be America's leading partnership university."
This goal plays an integral role in the development and continuing growth of
the Internet Science and Technology Fair (ISTF) Program.
Below are ISTF Current and Past Partner Organizations.
|SECME is a strategic alliance to renew and strengthen the
professional capacity of
K-12 educators, motivate and mentor students, and empower parents
so that all
students can learn and achieve at higher levels. The SECME mission
is to increase the
pool of historically under-represented,* geographically under-served,
abled students who will be prepared to enter and complete post-secondary
science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), thus
creating a diverse
and globally competitive workforce.
SECME student teams
participate in the ISTF as a part
of the SECME Regional
and National Competitions.
Harris InfoSource is working as a key partner in the 2005-2006 ISTF Program.
They are assisting ISTF staff by providing high tech company information
necessary for identifying technical personnel who may be interested in participating
in our ISTF Technical Advisor Pool. The information is also being used to
challenge interested companies nationally to help establish the ISTF in
their communities via our
Space Center, located in nearby Cape Canaveral, Florida, generously
donates the time of its talented staff members so that they may fulfill
the technical advisor role. Education is a very serious consideration for
NASA, and its dedication to this goal is evident in its support of the ISTF.
The Engineering Society of
Detroit (ESD) is the nation's largest multi-disciplinary engineering
and scientific society of its kind. ESD unites engineers, scientists, architects
and professionals in related technical fields. The Society dedicates its
programs and services to the enhancement of professional development, the
advancement of technology and the promotion of the engineering and scientific
The Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission (FWC) seeks to serve
and protect the state's fish and wildlife as well as its people. The FWC
is sponsoring four student teams in the
2004-2005 ISTF competition. The students will research multiple marine
and wildlife habitat scenarios involving FWC research scientists .
The commission's support of the ISTF demonstrates its sincere commitment
to education of the next generation of biological and wildlife scientists
and, in turn, the future of its mission.
Reynolds, Smith and Hills, Inc. serves public and private clients
worldwide with an extensive array of architectural, engineering, planning
and environmental services.
In the 2003-2004 competition, the Orlando office of Reynolds, Smith and
Hills, Inc. financially supported an ISTF Sponsored
Project with multiple schools in the central Florida area. UCF's College
of Engineering and Computer Science (CECS) and its ISTF Program thank Reynolds,
Smith and Hills, Inc. for its contribution to local science and technology
is a leader in the defense technology industry. The company graciously provided
certain science and engineering experts on its staff as technical advisors.
Raytheon's participation greatly helps to bring real-word experience to
the classroom and to enlighten students about the career possibilities in
HTP is primarily involved in bringing new technologies to the youth of
America and promoting space research and education. The ISTF Program
to share program information. This partnership helped schools
with HTP Science and Technology Centers to participate in the annual ISTF
competition and allowed schools participating in the ISTF to learn more
about HTP's Science & Technology Centers and Int'l Space Collection.