Top science students to compete at symposium

BOWLING GREEN, O.—Ohio’s best high school students in science and math will be recognized at the Ohio Junior Science and Humanities Symposium March 24 and 25. The event will be held in Bowling Green State University’s Bowen-Thompson Student Union.

These students have accomplished cutting-edge research in the areas of science, technology, engineering and math, which are considered the base of an advanced society and the hope for technological advancement in the future.

During the symposium, students will present their research and have the opportunity to interact with BGSU's distinguished faculty and students.

The program begins at 8:30 a.m. March 24 in the Union Theater with a welcome from BGSU President Carol Cartwright and continues with paper and poster sessions.

The poster session will run from 10 a.m. to noon on March 24 in 228 Union. About 80 students will display their research and interact with the faculty members serving as judges. Later that day, students will tour some of the science research facilities at BGSU.

Awards will be presented March 25, with the top student receiving a $2,000 scholarship. The top five paper presenters and the “Best in Show” poster presenter will travel to San Diego in April. The top two presenters from that group will compete for one of six, $12,000 scholarships and a trip to the London International Youth Science Forum during the summer.

For more information, visit http://www.ojshs.org/.

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(Posted March 18, 2011 )