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Young Scientists to Showcase Research at Ursinus

Montgomery County’s budding scientists will compete in the 61st Montgomery County Science Research Competition.

The event, on Thursday, March 8, offers 439 high school students representing 30 Montgomery County schools the unique opportunity to pursue a sophisticated scientific research project and receive feedback from leading scientists representing various industries.

High school students will share their work from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and middle school students will present from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Floy Lewis Bakes Field House.

The students are required to present a tri-fold display board, log book and research report, give a brief explanation of their projects, and answer questions from judges. Up to 100 judges will offer feedback on the projects, including representatives from Almac, Dow Chemical Company and Merck.

Two middle school winners and three high school winners will be selected to compete in April at the Delaware Valley Science Fair, where they will vie for $3 million in scholarships and awards and compete against students from schools in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware.