University Faculty Serve as Judges in North Museum Science and Engineering Fair
Mar 20, 2010
Two faculty members of Harrisburg University of Science and Technology will serve as judges during the 57th North Museum Science & Engineering Fair scheduled for March 23-25, in Lancaster.
Dr. Joseph Cannon, associate professor of computer and information sciences, and Dr. Mrunalini Pattarkine, associate professor of biotechnology, will judge various exhibits during the event, which will include more than 345 junior and senior high school students displaying projects in 22 categories.
From 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Thursday, the public is invited to Mayser Gymnasium on the campus of Franklin and Marshall College to see the projects. Local business owners and community leaders are invited to the STEM, or Science, Technology, Engineering and Math, Showcase Reception from 5-7 p.m. the same day at Mayser Gymnasium.
Since its inception in 1953, the science fair has grown from a small affair with 39 participants to a three-day exposition with more than 900 students registering for the chance to compete.
Harrisburg University is a sponsor of the annual event
Established in 2001 to address Central Pennsylvania’s need for increased opportunities for study leading to careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields, Harrisburg University is an innovative and ambitious private institution that produces graduates who provide increased competence and capacity in science and technology disciplines to Pennsylvania and the nation. Harrisburg University ensures institutional access for underrepresented students and links learning and research to practical outcomes. As a private University serving the public good, Harrisburg University remains the only STEM-focused comprehensive university located between Philadelphia and Pittsburgh.
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