Presented by OhioView and Penta Career Center, and spearheaded by OhioView director Kevin Czajkowski and SATELLITES Education Chair Mikelynn Hedley, the event brought over 80 students, 10 teachers, 6 parents, and 15 volunteers from all over the state.
For these young scientists in Ohio, April 27th was a chance to share their investigations into earth science with their peers. Focused on the International Polar Year and climate change, students, teachers, parents, university professors and NASA scientists came together for an informative afternoon of presentations and talks. Lively conversation filled the rooms as students showed the results of their inquiries to volunteer judges from the University of Toledo, OhioView, NASA, Ohio Aerospace Institute and the Ohio Department of Transportation.
Trophies were awarded to winning K-12 entries. Competing University students received cash prizes. First place winner was from the University of Toledo. Students from the University of Cincinnati won second and third place, respectively.