National Geographic : 2000 Oct
His~ stdet hae Olrad wri~ttn thi acetac speche fo h bigs priz in scene Never let it be said that Kenneth Cutler sets easy goals for his STARS (Students Training As Research Scientists). To acquaint them with the real world of scientific exploration, his students formulate in-depth research papers and even submit grant proposals to fund their projects. Then, to experience just how far scientific research can take them, students present a formal speech thanking the King of Sweden for awarding them the most prestigious prize in science. This combination of problem-solving, creative writing, and public speaking stimulates both left-brain and right-brain thinking. It also demonstrates the benefits of a scientific career to students who might not normally consider it. For showing his students science can be rewarding, stimulating, and even "cool:' State Farm is pleased to present Kenneth Cutler with our Good Neighbor Award® and to present $5,000 to the Hillside High chapter of NC Student Academy of Science, in Durham, North Carolina. Now it's his turn to prepare an acceptance speech. Good Neighbor SAward' STATE FARM INSURANCE COMPANIES Home Offices: Bloomington. Illinois statefarm.com T The Good Neighbor Award was developed in cooperation with The National Science Teachers Association.