The Second Annual Finger Lakes Science Fair will showcase local middle school and high school students’ research projects, judged by Hobart and William Smith faculty and regional scientists. The event is coordinated by Finger Lakes Institute Project Managers Jacob Schreiber ’11 and Jordan Youngmann ’10. Students will be presenting original research on topics related to the Finger Lakes environment and the surrounding watershed.
“Last year we saw an amazing array of student work that highlighted not only the sophistication of their research, but also their commitment and involvement in the environmental issues of their local ecosystems,” says Youngmann. “We are excited to see the new inquiry that this year’s students will bring to the table and are confident that we will once again be astounded by their work.”
Schreiber believes the event serves as an invaluable tool for educating both the students and the community. He explains, “Through research and data collection, students who participate in the science fair become more knowledgeable of their local environment and then have the ability to become environmental ambassadors, educating their peers and the community.”
Monetary prizes for first, second and third place winners of the Second Annual Science Fair have been donated by ITT Goulds Pumps and the Genesee Valley Chapter of the New York Water Environment Association, Inc.
The fair takes place on Friday, May 18, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Vandervort Room of the Scandling Campus Center. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Youngmann at 315-781-4386 or Youngmann@hws.edu.
The photo above features student presenters from last year’s Science Fair.