Duquesne University Hosts Science Competition Tomorrow
For the fourth consecutive year, Duquesne University will host hundreds of aspiring middle- and high-school science students from Allegheny and Westmoreland counties at the Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science (PJAS) Region 7 competition on Saturday, Feb. 3.
The event, hosted by the University and its Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences, will bring 800 7th- through 12th-graders to Duquesne, where they will present work they’ve conducted since the beginning of the school year. More than 300 judges and volunteers, as well as participating students’ family members, will attend the competition.
The event introduces students from more than 85 private and public schools to the excitement of scientific discovery and the possibility of scholarships and careers in science-related fields.
Morning project presentations for judges only will start at 8:30 a.m. and culminate with an awards ceremony that is open to the public at 1:15 p.m. in the Union Ballroom. Afternoon presentations for judges only will begin at 1 p.m. and end with the awards ceremony that is open to the public at 4:30 p.m. in the Union Ballroom.
The first-award winners from Region 7 will participate, along with the winners in a dozen other PJAS regions, in the state competition in May.
Founded in 1878, Duquesne is consistently ranked among the nation's top Catholic universities for its award-winning faculty and horizon-expanding education. A campus of nearly 9,500 graduate and undergraduate students, Duquesne prepares students by having them work alongside faculty to discover and reach their goals. The University's academic programs, community service, and commitment to equity and opportunity in the Pittsburgh region have earned national acclaim.
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