
Who:
The Ohio State University at Lima What: 1st Annual Ohio State University at Lima Math and Science Day When: Sunday, 27 April 2003, 1:304:30 p.m. Where: Science Building at OSULima Campus Contact: Jen Sutherland, OSULima Admissions Office, at 4199958391 
For Immediate Release WHAT: 1st Annual Ohio State University at Lima Math and Science Day WHEN: Sunday, 27 April 2003, 1:304:30 p.m. WHERE: Science Building at OSULima Campus WHO: WestCentral Ohio Junior and Senior High School students with an interest in science and/or mathematics. The Ohio State University at Lima is now able to offer the courses needed to complete bachelor's degrees in Biology and Mathematics (along with 8 other bachelor's degrees, and 2 master's degrees). The first one or two years of courses are also available in Chemistry, Geology and Physics. The mathematics and science departments include internationallyrecognized scholars who are committed to undergraduate teaching. One biology faculty member and two math faculty members are recent winners of The Ohio State University Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching (less than one half of one percent of the university's faculty are honored as such each year). There are two full professors among the math faculty, as well as two experts ranked among the top 5 worldwide in the model theory of modules. The small class sizes at OSULima mean that students in all of the math and science courses work directly with these faculty members in the classroom and laboratory. Several math and science faculty members regularly work with students on independent study projects (forcredit opportunities for research and indepth study). Math and Science Day is an opportunity for area junior and senior high school students interested in mathematics and science to visit the OSULima campus. We also welcome visits from area math and science teachers, as well as guidance counselors, to this event. You will be able to tour the laboratories (see the facilities in our new science building) and the Tecumseh Natural Area (an outdoor laboratory used for several biology classes), as well as meet with the faculty and some students. This is an opportunity to learn both about an area of mathematics or science that you might be interested in, as well as about The Ohio State University at Lima, and its academic programs in mathematics and the sciences. The Geology Lab has small displays of dinosaur and common western Ohio fossils. Chemistry and Physics laboratories will have displays of experiments. The Mathematics Club will set up several fun learning stations. Biology will have both indoor lab procedures and projects on display, and be guiding tours of the natural area (this time of spring is a peak season for wildflowers, migratory birds and amphibians). Faculty in all areas will be available to "talk science" and to talk about college programs and careers in these areas. The student Biology and Mathematics clubs will be present to meet and talk to visitors. And, not least, there will be punch and cookies available during the afternoon! If you have an interest in mathematics and/or science, it is never too early to check out the college and career possibilities. This is your opportunity! Preliminary List of Math and Science Day Activities and Facilities (We do not have a final schedule of events at this time, but it will definitely be possible to tour the facilities, and we expect to have most of these activities available. Laboratories will have numerous displays.) Biology
Chemistry
Geology
Mathematics
Physics
To register for this event, please contact Ms. Jen Sutherland, OSULima Admissions Office, at 4199958391. For specific information on the Biology major at OSULima, contact the coordinator, Dr. J. Eric Juterbock (4199958360; juterbock.1@osu.edu); for specific information on the Mathematics major at OSULima, contact the coordinator, Dr. Javad Abdalkhani (4199958308; abdalkhani.1@osu.edu).
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