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 2017 science fair was simply terrific! Check back for pictures from this event by clicking on the star at the lower right of our logo! (Coming soon!)

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

On March 30th, Mars just got a little closer to humanity ... as SpaceX reused a first stage booster. This is important because, for the first time, part of a spacecraft was reflown. If you view the video above, you'll learn more about this important step ... and see the enthusiasm of the young engineers doing this work.

The re-flown first stage again landed successfully on an autonomous barge in the Atlantic, and after being refurbished, SpaceX plans to reuse it yet again ... this time as one of three boosters on a "Falcon Heavy" to be launched later this year.

And if you are wondering why we spend billions on this kind of activity, here's NASA's take on this subject. And we are not alone in our interest in spaceflight. Here's an overview from MIT.

Our next Frontiers in Science Monthly Symposium in Sisters is titled "Bio-fuels and Fossil Fuels - Choices and Consequences," and will be presented on 25 April by Dr. Chris Hagen, P.E., Assistant Professor at Oregon State University.

Dr Hagen’s research focuses on energy systems, advanced internal combustion engines, unconventional fuels, and applied thermodynamics and fluid mechanics. His work as Lead Research Engineer for Chevron Energy Technology Company informs his views, and his presentation will examine bio-derived and fossil based fuels, and the merits and consequences of our choices between these energy sources ... from the implications for greenhouse-gas production to economic outcomes.

Belfry doors open at 6 and Lecture at 7PM

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

Water from the air ... and no power source but the sun! Magic? No, science!

MIT mechanical engineer Evelyn Wang and Berkeley chemist Omar Yaghi have created a coffee cup sized device that will produce about 12 oz of pure water from relatively dry air (20%RH) in about 2 hours. The device uses relatively ordinary materials, and requires no energy inputs except sunlight for about half of the process.

In a world where almost of two-thirds of the global population is currently experiencing water shortages, this scientific/engineering achievement is one of the most useful developments of the year. Click the image for more information.