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Bay Governor’s School hosts science symposium

Glenns Campus seniors receiving recognition were: from left, Tyler Kelley (King and Queen) for “The Asian Clam, Corbicula fluminea: Are They Still Invaders?”; Elizabeth Ransone (Mathews) for “The Effect of 17B-Estradiol on Poecilia reticulate Offspring”; Emily Brown (Mathews) for “Cloudy with a Chance of Murder: The Environment’s Effect on Crime”; Quinlan Moore (Middlesex) for “Peak Performance: Is There Synergy Between Athletics and Academics for High Achieving Student Athletes?”; Hughes Nelson (Middlesex) for “Beer Cans and Sun: Not About Alcohol, Not About Fun”; and John Lingenfelser (Gloucester) for “Here Comes the Sun: Mapping Solar Irradiance for Energy Applications in Virginia.”

Chesapeake Bay Governor’s School hosted its 11th Annual Science Symposium at Virginia Commonwealth University on March 15. During the morning sessions 87 seniors presented their independent research projects, which were judged by visiting members of the scientific community from Virginia Commonwealth University, The College of William and Mary, Virginia Institute of Marine Science, the EPA, and the Office of Naval Research. 

The afternoon session was a panel discussion on the use of animal subjects in scientific research with Dr. Daniel McGarvey, Center for Environmental Studies, Virginia Commonwealth University, and Dr. Ruth Williams, Gloucester-Mathews Humane Society, Animal Welfare League of the Northern Neck. Ribbons were awarded to those seniors whose presentations were judged to be exemplary.

posted 04.23.2014

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