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High School Students to Present Research Projects at ESF

Environmental Summit Research Symposium

SYRACUSE, N.Y.—Students from eight area high schools will present original scientific research projects during a symposium at the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) May 24.

The Environmental Summit Research Symposium will take place on the ESF campus in Baker Laboratory rooms 135, 139 and 140 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Topics researched include the feasibility of hydro electric generation on streams in Oswego County and the effects of ice-melting materials on vegetation.

The students will give 15-minute presentations including questions about their original research project and the results. Forty research projects will be presented.

From 11:30 a.m. to noon, lunch and a poster session will be held in Alumni Lounge in Marshall Hall.

Participating schools include Nottingham High School, Fowler High School, Central Square High School, Oswego High School, Chittenango High School, Rome Free Academy High School, Oswego BOCES and Cayuga BOCES.

The students are enrolled in the ESF in the High School Global Environment college credit-bearing course. These classes have had an ESF Science Corps graduate fellow working with the students to introduce scientific research and scientific literature into the course. The graduate fellow works in partnership with the high school teacher teaching Global Environment.

For more information about the Environmental Summit Research Symposium, contact Suzy Tankersley, project staff assistant, ESF Educational Outreach, ESF 470-6889.

Release No. 42, 5/17/05

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