Sierra Economics and Science Foundation was created to bring reason and clarity to the issues facing Nevada County. One of the critical issues that we have identified is a need to development more science and math students in our schools.
Our Special Focus:
SESF research has identified a critical need for the promotion of science and engineering education in Nevada County schools. To encourage more students to seek higher education in science and engineering, SESF has established a merit scholarship program called TechTest. TechTest is a four-hour college level exam offered annually to all qualifying high school seniors and juniors. Scholarships are awarded to seniors based on their scores. The test is administered and graded by the TechTest Academic Committee drawn from the county’s high school science and math teachers. The tax deductible (501c3) scholarship pool is funded by SESF’s membership and community sponsors.
[ Note: former organization’s name was Sierra Environmental Studies Foundation. To better reflect our education and economic mission, SESF has applied to the CA Sec of State for a revision to our incorporation documents.]
George Rebane, PhD, Director of Research
Mike McDaniel, AAMS, Director of Public Relations
Russ Steele, Lt Col USAF (Ret), Executive Director and Director of Information
Ronald Knaus, PhD, Director of Environmental Research
Barry Pruett, Esq, Director of Legal Research,
Gil Mathew, Director of Economic Research
David Pistone, Director of Education Initiatives
The Board Bios can be down loaded here: board_members_04-24-14