A primary goal is to lead students to develop skills required for completion of advanced scientific research. All students are required to take both the junior and senior year Science and Technology Seminar and Project courses. The junior year of the course introduces students to the process of science, research methodology, ethical considerations, need for objectivity and peer review, as well as skills in communicating scientific findings. The senior year course exposes students to the vast opportunities associated with research and development. In both years, students select, design, and conduct a research project under the direction of a project sponsor or mentor. Students are expected to complete relevant, meritorious projects of high quality. Students present their work orally and visually at science consortia and create formal written research publications. Students from the Governor's School are highly competitive at Regional, State, and International levels of science and engineering fairs.