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USF Invites High School Students For Science Symposium

The University of Saint Francis is hosting a day of hands-on science for high school sophomores, juniors and seniors throughout the region. The USF Science Symposium is on Friday, March 24 beginning at 8:30 a.m. and features a series of seminars throughout the day offering contemporary research techniques and theory along with group discussion and college-level laboratory experience.

Hosted by the Biology, Chemistry and Mathematics departments of the University of Saint Francis School of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the Science Symposium is a long-standing tradition dating back to 1980. This one-day workshop is designed for high school sophomores, juniors and seniors interested in math, chemistry, biology, pre-professional science, environmental science and/or physical sciences. Participants can meet and talk to current college students, chat with college admissions representatives and discuss career goals with faculty.

The event is free but students must pre-register as participation is limited to allow students to work in small groups with university faculty. For more information and to register, go to or contact Dr. Michael Bechill, the symposium director, at (260) 399-7700 x8208 or mbechill.