Programs for young scholars

More than 1300 students, parents and coaches from the tri-state area will travel to Penn State Wilkes-Barre on Wednesday March 11, to compete in the annual Northeast Regional Science Olympiad. A grass roots organization comprised of educators and citizens, the goal of the Olympiad is to stimulate interest in science through competition. During the event, students will tackle a wide variety of science topics, and at the conclusion of the program, participants will be awarded medals for their projects.

On Saturday March 28, the National History Day Regional Competition will be held at the University. With nearly 500 participants from northeastern Pennsylvania, students in grades 6-12 will choose historical topics related to a theme and conduct extensive primary and secondary research through libraries, archives, museums, oral history interviews and historic sites. Students then present their work in original papers, websites, exhibits, performances and documentaries. Christyne Berzsenyi, campus coordinator for Regional History Day said, "Hosting the regional competition is a wonderful opportunity for Penn State Wilkes-Barre to share our educational expertise and resources, as well as our facilities with bright and motivated local students, devoted teachers, and our active community of history enthusiasts."

For information contact Mark Gregorio at 675-9269 or e-mail Gregorio at [email protected].