About Us

Mission Statement

aboutus-1The mission of the Delaware Valley Science Council is to discover, encourage, and recognize talented youth in the Delaware Valley who have outstanding capabilities in the areas of science, mathematics and engineering, and to be a resource agency available to science teachers, technology organizations, and science students.

In November 2002, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported that schools and colleges are not graduating enough math and science majors resulting in a mismatch between the skills of area graduates and what is needed in key industries. These include several sectors such as higher education, banking, financial services, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, and engineering. In order to be able to supply qualified employment candidates to employers in the region, we need to encourage more students to study math and science in college, and, upon graduation, remain in or return to the Delaware Valley region.