SCIENCE Resources -- Helping families and communities provide quality science and engineering education

About SCIENCE Resources
Mission, Philosophy, and Goals
Staff and Instructors
How to Contact Us

Programs and Services
Greater Philadelphia Homeschool Science Fair
Robotics for Middle School and High School Students
Science Classes
Math Olympiads
Students Exploring Science and the Arts through Magic Education
Enrichment Activities
Equipment Lending
Mentor and Internship Programs
Program and Teaching Consultation

Resource Links
Science Links
Engineering Links
University Science Programs for High Schoolers
Other Local Science Classes

Media Center
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How you can help
Donate money
Participate in fundraising
Volunteer your time or expertise
Donate equipment and resources


Staff & Instructors

The founders of SCIENCE Resources have been providing supplemental science and engineering programs in the greater Philadelphia community since 2000.

Lisa Swieson, Science Fair Director & Instructor

Lisa Swieson, Founding Director of GPHSF and Vice-President of SCIENCE ResourcesLisa has been the visionary and driving force behind the Greater Philadelphia Homeschool Science Fair (GPHSF) and has been the director since its inception in 2000. Lisa also teaches challenging lab-based middle-school and high-school science classes for homeschoolers under our Science Academy division and is an assistant coach of our Math Olympiad team. She has been certified by NASA to borrow moon rocks. She earned a BA in Biology from the University of Pennsylvania.

Dana Swieson, Robotics Director & Coach

Dana Swieson, Secretary  and Treasurer of SCIENCE ResourcesDana heads up our robotics division, which includes the RoboWhizards and Team Driven. Dana has coached our middle school FIRST LEGO League (FLL) robotics teams, the RoboWhizards, since 2001. In 2004 he started a community-based high school robotics club that will become a competitive high school FIRST robotics team in 2006, called Team Driven. He is co-owner of EPEX, Inc., an energy purchasing consulting company. He earned a BSE in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania.

Robert Styer, Math Olympiad Coach

Robert Styer, Math Olympiad Coach Dr. Styer heads up our Math Olympiads for Elementary and Middle Schools program for homeschoolers, an eighteen-week program that helps to develop mathematical problem-solving skills. He also serves as the liaison with Villanova University for our Greater Philadelphia Homeschool Science Fair. Dr. Styer is Associate Professor in the Department of Mathematical Sciences at Villanova University, where he served as chairperson from 1997-2003. Dr. Styer is vice president of the Villanova chapter of Sigma Xi, the national science and engineering research society.

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