S4, also known as the “Science and Society Seminar Series” (but it’s more fun to say “S4″), was recently announced and is currently taking registrations. This series invites high school students to participate in a 6-week series of presentations from researchers in science, mathematics, and related fields.

This year we’ve created a program that highlights work done by Weber State faculty alongside their students, and in many cases the presentations are co-hosted by the student researchers. Topics range from molecules to microbes to astrophysics, all aimed specifically at motivated high schoolers.  We’ve also limited registration to 30 participants so that there can be more interaction between participants and presenters.  Our hope is that high school students can see just how close they are to making their own connections with scientists and doing this kind of research for themselves.

More information and registration is available on the S4 page.  Students who attend 5 of the 6 presentations (starting on Wednesday, October 16, and continuing each Wednesday) will receive a certificate and a special science gift or book.