The Sisters Science Club

We are a community based organization that strives to enhance science, math, and health in the schools and community through seven main areas.

CLICK ON ONE OF THE STARS on the image to the right & explore the club's activities.

Founded January 2011, the club is comprised of approximately 350 members - but there is no clubhouse, administration, or required annual dues. Rather, the club works by the community bringing volunteers and financial support to enhance the good ideas of the school's science teachers.

The club enjoys close support from Kiwanis, Rotary, The Roundhouse Foundation, The Sisters Garden Club, Energyneering Solutions, Saint Charles Medical Center, Cascades East Area Health Education Center (CEAHEC) and has been awarded grant support from the Oregon Community Foundation and the Meyer Memorial Trust.

Most importantly, numerous individuals see value in these programs and provide financial support through the Sisters School Foundation, a 501c3 organization. If you would like to join this effort, click here to reach our president!

Our 2018 science fair was, again, simply terrific! Learn more about the fair by clicking on the star at the lower right of our logo! The fair featured everything from two first-rate planetariums to baloon car racing to horticultural experiments in the new greenhouse.

SciArt 2018 Winner below. Click the image to see the top 10 entries from this year's contest!

 

7. Flight Science
6. Hutchinson Cancer Research
5. Belfry Community Talks
4. The Science Fair
3. Seed to Table Program
2. Sisters School District and Health Education
1. Sisters Schools
The seventh presentation of the 2017-18 Frontiers in Science Monthly Symposium series in Sisters is titled "Cooking Shouldn't Kill ... Saving Lives & Combating Climate Change,"  and is presented by Nancy Hughes, Founder of StoveTeam International, on Tuesday April 24th.

2012 Purpose Prize: Nancy Hughes (Stove Team International) from Talking Eyes Media on Vimeo.

Combustion occurs when fuel and oxygen react to produce carbon dioxide, water and heat. For the foreseeable future, the overwhelming majority of delivered energy in terrestrial applications will be from combustion or other chemically reacting systems. These processes produce some of the most important environmental hazards currently facing humanity (global climate change, acid gas pollution, mercury contamination from coal, and wild-land fires). Despite being the subject of active research for over 80 years, combustion processes remain one of the most poorly controlled phenomena that have a significant impact on human health, comfort and safety. This is because the simplest combustor (e.g., kitchen stove) remains beyond our detailed numerical modeling capabilities. Even NASA is on the case, and so now, combustion engineering studies exist in space as well as on the ground in places like Guatemala.

More than half the world’s population—three billion people—cook their meals over open fires on makeshift stoves that smolder all day.  The result? Debilitating lung diseases, disfiguring and disabling burns, time and energy lost to the constant demands of wood gathering, and a billion tons of greenhouse gases released into the Earth’s atmosphere every year.

StoveTeam International is tackling this complicated issue with a straightforward strategy: Replace open fires with efficient, safe, and affordable cooking stoves. And evidence shows that these stoves provide exactly what's needed.

On Tuesday, April 24, Nancy Hughes will describe how engineering, technology, innovation, and compassion have combined to build and deliver nearly 70,000 stoves in Mexico and Central America, improving the lives of more than half a million people.

Hughes, who founded StoveTeam International just a decade ago, will speak at The Belfry as part of the Frontiers in Science lecture series sponsored by the Sisters Science Club. The lecture begins at 7 p.m. Belfry doors open at 6 and Lecture at 7PM

General Admission: $5.00. Science Club Donors, Teachers and Students are free.

Below, you can see what happens when combustion occurs in the micro-gravity of space ... and this has led to more interest in all kinds of things that occur very differently under these conditions. Note the enthusiasm in this video.