Approximately 64 students from eight different high schools will be competing in the Science Showdown on Friday, February 24 at Fairmont State. Students will compete in a number of challenges pertaining to scientific topics like forensics, chemistry, physics, and biology.
“These students will gain experience, not only in science-related subjects but also in comradery, competition and teamwork,” said Fairmont State Professor of Chemistry Matthew Scanlon. “They’ll also get to interact with students and faculty here on campus and get to see what a future at Fairmont State looks like.”
The competition will take place throughout Hunt Haught Hall and the Engineering Technology Building from 9 a.m. until 1:15 p.m. Check-in for the event begins at 8:30 a.m. at Hunt Haught Hall.
Additionally, the top five placing high school seniors in the Science Showdown will be awarded a $1,000 scholarship to Fairmont State University.
“We are very proud to host these brilliant young minds on campus for the Science Showdown,” said Assistant Vice President of Enrollment and Student Life Alicia Kalka. “We are also proud to provide five winning seniors a scholarship. We strive to make education accessible and affordable for our youth, and are committed to making sure each and every student who comes to Fairmont State succeeds.”