Project SEARCH at the University of New Hampshire just completed its 30th year of operation. High School students from ten schools of Seacoast New Hampshire and Southern Maine met 11 times at the University to discuss today’s problems and opportunities with experts and in discussion groups about topics they will not only be confronted with but will have to make decisions about.
Please take the time to review videos and descriptions of past sessions. These include political debates, radio and television personalities, fiction writers, college professors, political leaders, people who not only have the knowledge of history but also lived through it, and presenters whose talents few students ever get the opportunity to meet and understand. Read about Project SEARCH's mission.
Our 31st session is promising to become one of our best! Some of our seminars will include:
- A political discussion of the Syrian crisis and North Korean situation by professors who are experts in these fields
- A debate between individuals who support the policy of gay marriage and those who are opposed
- Bullying and its effect on our society
- Euthanasia and what happened to the states that approved this policy years ago
- The legalization of marijuana, both pro and con
- A possible historical debate between actors who portray Martin Luther King and Malcolm X
- A former SEARCH student who is now a professor of Geology who will discuss the many opportunities present SEARCH students have
- An expert of coyote communities
- An expert from the State of New Hampshire Forensics unit discussing the Dartmouth Murders
- A motivational speaker and Dean of a New England college who was formerly a singer for “The Platters”
- A presentation by the National Champion of Poetry Slam and colleagues who will intrigue students with their competition
Our rough schedule is shown below. When presenters are confirmed, a description of their presentation will be published. Everyone participating in Project SEARCH is excited over the prospective 2013-2014 season.
Our "virtual door" is always open; you can contact us at any time. With support from advisors and administrators of our participating schools, we hope to see SEARCH continue another 30 years!
2013-2014 Schedule of events:
- September 11, 2013: Ropes Course - To introduce the graduate school leaders to the groups of students they will be working with for the entire year
- September 18, 2013: Seminar
- October 2, 2013: Seminar
- October 16, 2013: Regina Shearer; Formerly lead singer of The Platters and Dean of Rivier College speaking about what all should expect in their futures.
- November 6, 2013: Christine Schader: biologist who will be discussing the relationships and similarities of coyotes to humans.
- November 20, 2013: Forensic head at New Hampshire Forensic unit discussing important cases like the Dartmouth Murders.
- December 11, 2013: Poetry Slam
- January 8, 2014: Seminar
- January 22, 2014: Professor Lawrence Reardon will discuss the importance and relationship of North Korea.
- February 5, 2014: Professor Jeanne Sowers will discuss the on-going civil war and why we should care about Syria.
- March 5, 2014: Seminar
- March 19, 2014: Seminar
- An end of year excursion the first week of April