BUDDING SCIENTISTS AT BGSU FOR STATE JUNIOR SCIENC

Bowling Green State University is hosting the state’s top high school science students at the 47th annual Junior Science and Humanities Symposium today and tomorrow (March 25 and 26). Modeled after professional conferences, the event gives students the opportunity to present posters and papers on their own research. The presenters are competing for more than $14,000 in scholarships and cash awards.

Some examples of this year’s research include:
• Designing Vaccines for Emerging Influenza Pathogens Using a Multidisciplinary Biosimulation and Bioinfomatics Methodology
• Two Studies of the Effectiveness of the Solar Water Disinfection Method

Several local students from Bowling Green and Toledo are among the presenters. Faculty members from BGSU, Lourdes College and Kent State University are judging the projects. Winners have the opportunity to compete in the national event in Maryland and the international event in London.

In addition to the student presenters, area high school student and teachers are attending to network and learn about cutting-edge research.

For more information, visit http://www.ojshs.org/ and click on “2010 Program.”

What: Ohio Junior Science and Humanities Symposium
Where: Bowling Green State University
Bowen-Thompson Student Union Theater and Room 228
When: March 25 and 26
Available: Students and BGSU faculty organizers. Call Bonnie Blankinship, Marketing and Communications, for contact information.

 

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(Posted March 25, 2010 )