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Founded in 1897, RES is a multi-disciplinary society uniting diverse disciplines to enhance professional development, foster excitement in math and science for the next generation of leaders, and improve communities where members live. The Society supports individual engineers, local affiliates of national engineering societies, schools of engineering, and professional firms. RES provides many opportunities to learn, to build relationships and to contribute to the community.

RES encourages and recognizes innovation, cooperation, professional growth and fellowship, in all levels of development, from student to seasoned engineers, scientists and allied professionals.

RES is recognized as the principal leader committed to increasing the visibility of the greater Rochester area engineering and technical community, serving as a unifying organization for local engineering businesses and associations. 

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  • Network with over 300 colleagues in a relaxed, fun atmosphere!
  •  Be there when the 56th Engineer of the Year Award, the 12th Kate Gleason Young Engineer of the Year Award and the 2018 Rochester Engineers of Distinction are awarded!
  • See over $20,000 in scholarships awarded!
  • Don't miss the silent auction this year!
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Be a Mentor and Tutor

Meet the Bergmann Team of RES Tutors…

Executive VP, Tom Mitchell, and RES Director Michelle Sommerman, have gathered another outstanding team of Bergmann Associates Tutors for the 2018-19 School Year


We are off and running for the 2018-19 school year at Dr. Walter Cooper Academy. Our tutors began working with our Cooper Scholars in early November. We still have opportunities for additional tutors. Why not consider forming a “team”, such that, with each member tutoring for just two hours, one day each month, on the same day of the week, for the same teacher, the team will become the equivalent of one full-time weekly tutor. Each tutor can expect to be working, regularly, with a group of 6 to 8 elementary students, helping them reach grade-level competence in reading, math, science and/or social studies.

Students at Dr. Walter Cooper Academy (RCSD School #10) have been temporarily relocated to the Campus of the former John Marshall High School, at 180 Ridgeway Ave. (just off Lake Ave.), for the 2018-19 & 2019-20 school years. The plan is that they will return to their newly renovated facility, 353 Congress Ave., in September of 2020.

The RES Tutoring Team will continue its valuable support for our Scholars, as they move through this transition. We still have a few vacancies for tutors, this school year. We have a number of our “Cooper Scholars” who need some of that “extra” support with their reading, spelling, math, science and social studies, the kind of help that only comes with the regular, personal attention they receive from our tutors.

We are still building our Tutoring Team, for the 2018-19 school year… We have been giving “Lunch & Learn” presentations in several Rochester area firms and professional groups, to inform and inspire prospective new tutors. We have “hit the ground, running”, and we need your support...Can we schedule a presentation with your firm, work group, church or family, sometime this Winter?

Even just two hours a week of your time can make a big difference in the life of a Dr. Walter Cooper Academy Scholar…

Questions???  Reach out to RES Past President Lee Loomis and the RES Tutoring Team at…

Rochester Engineering Society, (585) 254-2350

via website: or via email:, (585) 738-3079 (mobile & text)

Seeking Volunteer Mentors for 2018 Spring Science Fair

At Dr. Walter Cooper Academy

The RES has been invited to help establish the first annual, Dr. Walter Cooper Academy Science Fair. The School-Based Planning Team, including parents, teachers and administrators, has requested the support of the Rochester Engineering Society in developing a Spring 2018 science fair at #10 School. The scope of this request includes…

  • ·         Teachers at Grade Levels 3 - 6 will introduce the requirements of the science fair to their classes, later this Winter.
  • ·         Students will be invited to volunteer to participate in this assignment, and they will agree to complete the required work.
  • ·         RES Volunteer Mentors will meet with small groups of students, twice a week, at the school, during their daily, 40 minute science instruction block.
  • ·         The RES Volunteer Mentors will help the Students select a “scientific phenomenon” they would like to investigate, guide them in planning their investigation, and help them design their presentation and findings for the Fair. Homework for the Students, in support of this effort, will be a distinct possibility.
  • ·         The Dr. Walter Cooper Academy 2018 Science Fair will be scheduled, at the School, for early June 2018.
  • ·         RES Volunteer Mentors will begin helping the Students get prepared for the Fair during the week of May 6th, and then meeting twice each week with their Students, for the next six weeks. This will allow Students and Mentors 12 – 14 days to work on their investigation/presentation.

The RES is seeking Volunteer Mentors to support this Science Technology Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) activity. Unlike our RES Tutoring Team, this involves only a short-term commitment of approximately six weeks. Volunteer Mentors will be working with Students who have expressed a desire to learn more about science, technology, engineering and math. These Students are motivated!

Do you think you might consider making room in your busy lives to support our “Cooper Scholars” as they develop habits that will help them achieve new levels of learning, focused on a brighter future? Then volunteer to become an RES Mentor.

Please contact RES Director, Lee Loomis ( or (585) 738-3079 (mobile & text) for more information, and to volunteer for this important, potentially life-changing opportunity.

Inspire the NEXT Generation of Innovators and Explorers

We have created a network of volunteers that are excited about sharing their passion and expertise with our communities students. With our combined skills we support and supply students with the skills and understanding that they need to be the next generation of innovators and explorers. 

If you are interested in Volunteering your time in local schools and classrooms sign up now to receive monthly newsletters and information regarding how you can get involved. Together we are changing the future.

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