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Oct. 6, 2010

Contact: Pam Joseph at (419) 995-8284 or Lesley Fry at (419) 995-8671

Itís About Discovery helps students connect with science as a career

The Ohio State University at Lima will bring 100 high school students from Van Wert to campus for a college experience and science day from 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Fri., Oct. 8, 2010, as part of a National Science Foundation grant. Itís About Discovery Day is designed to excite students about the sciences and help them pursue careers in the sciences.

Ohio State faculty members from different science disciplines will offer workshops to introduce students to the fields. College Access will present a workshop on the tools to get into college. The students are in grades 9-12.

9:15 a.m.††††† ††††††††† Students arrive

9:30 a.m.††††† ††††††††† Introductions and College Admissions How To

10:00-10:45 a.m.†††† Campus Tours

10:45-11:30 a.m.†††† Lunch at the Barons Bistro in Reed Hall Cafeteria

11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.†††††††† Workshops

Astronomy with Tony Shoup, Program Specialist in Physics, at the Observatory. The Observatory is located between the new parking lot west of Biddle Drive and the baseball field.

Biology with Jackie Augustine, Assistant Professor of Biology, in Science 370

Engineering with Nicoleta Roman, Visiting Assistant Professor of Computer Science/Engineering, in Galvin 124

College Access with Angie Meyer, College Access Coordinator, in Galvin 119

Itís About Discovery Day is offered as part of the NSF grant ďItís About DiscoveryĒ administered by Dr. Dean Cristol, Associate Professor of Education, and Brittany Collier-Gibson, Education Outreach.

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