Wednesday, February 18, 2009

UGA to host 34th Georgia Junior Science & Humanities Symposium

The University of Georgia Office of Academic Special Programs will host the 34th Georgia Junior Science & Humanities Symposium Feb. 22-24 at the Georgia Center for Continuing Education Conference Center and Hotel. Lt. Col. David J. Baylor, Commander of Air Force ROTC and director of aerospace studies at UGA, is the keynote speaker.

The Georgia Junior Science & Humanities Symposium promotes research and experimentation in the sciences, mathematics and engineering at the high school level. It allows students the opportunity to meet and exchange ideas with others interested in the sciences and encourages their continued interest and participation.

Fifty Georgia students are selected annually by science professionals to present their work in front of judges at the Georgia regional competition in Athens. Twenty additional students are invited to participate as observers and to present their science projects in poster form. Teachers from Georgia also are selected to attend.

The Georgia Junior Science & Humanities Symposium is funded by a grant provided by the Research Programs of the Armed Forces of the United States.

For more information, call 706/542-7623 or go to www.georgiacenter.uga.edu./oasp.

The University of Georgia Office of Academic Special Programs equips Georgia's pre-college students to succeed and to flourish in an increasingly complex and highly technical world by becoming problem solvers, critical thinkers, inquirers, reflective learners, and more productive and influential members of their communities.

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