The first statewide science honor society in the United States is the STANYS-supported New York State Science Honor Society. Established in 1991, it is also endorsed by the New York State Science Supervisors Association and the New York State Assembly.
Its purpose is to encourage an interest and understanding of science and science-related careers, as well as to recognize the academic achievement in science of high school students.
Students who are members are enthused about research, participate in science related activities, have demonstrated achievement in science learning, are service-minded, and present excellent personal character.
NYSSHS Background/Guiding Documents
Legislative Resolution commemorating the first induction in 1992.
NYSSHS Chapter Membership Information and Forms
NOTE: New this year, 2018, Middle School Chapters are welcome to join the Science Honor Society. At this time the criteria and paperwork (informational pages and forms) on this web page can be used for a MS Chapter.
Chapter Membership Selection Criteria
NYSSHS Board of Governors - 2018: names and contact information
Informational Files and Forms
Chapter General Info
NYSSHS Suggested Guidelines Calendar
NYS Science Honor Society Logo
NYS Science Honor Society Chapter/Student Registration Form
Chapter Activity Report - due by June 30th each year