Penn State York will host the York County Science and Engineering Fair Monday through Wednesday, March 7-9, in the Joe and Rosie Ruhl Student Community Center. Approximately 300 projects will be judged by 70 judges during the event. Projects are open for public view from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 9.
Set-up for the event is Saturday, March 5, from 9-12 p.m. and Sunday, March 6, emergency only, 11 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Judging takes place Monday and Tuesday, March 7 and 8, from 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. and the fair is open to the public Wednesday, March 9, from 5-7 p.m.
Awards will be presented at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 9, in the Pullo Family Performing Arts Center (The Pullo Center) on the Penn State York campus. For more information, contact Rodney Martin at 717-475-1054.
Explore the Worlds of Engineering, Science, and Information Sciences and Technology from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 5, when Penn State York opens its doors to middle and high school students.
The program offers a variety of hands-on activities for students including: "DNA Detectives" with Robert Farrell, associate professor of biology; "The Colorful World of Chemistry," with Andy Landis, assistant professor in chemistry; and "Lego Mindstorm Robotics" with Michael Marcus, associate professor of engineering. Other topics include "How Strong is Your Bridge?" with Chuck Gaston, assistant professor of engineering; "Build a Computer," with Joe Royer, system administrator; and "Spinning the Web" with Emily Wenk, instructor in information sciences and technology. A series of workshops for parents about choosing a college and paying for college also will be offered throughout the day. Stay an hour or the entire time. Penn State York faculty will lead students in a variety of activities that introduce them to science, engineering, and information sciences and technology.
For its 2011 Writing Contest, the Lehigh Valley Writing Project (LVWP) is looking for kids and adults with super powers. Youth grades two through 12 and parents and adults are asked to submit a story, essay or poem up to four typed pages that reveals a special super power the writer has or would like to have. The deadline for entries is Feb. 28.
How do a giraffe, an ice cream cone and snorkeling all fit together in one story? The Penn State Lehigh Valley Writing Project (LVWP) bets there are some kids and adults in the area who can tell them. LVWP has announced a writing contest for youth and for parents and adults to incorporate any three of a number of items and activities in an entertaining story up to four typed pages in length.
Kids in College (KIC) at Penn State DuBois was recently recognized as one of the Best Summer Kids' Programs at Universities and Four-year Colleges by LERN. An international association of lifelong learning programming, offering information and resources to providers of lifelong learning programs, LERN recognized the KIC program at Penn State DuBois in its July/August 2008 publication.