Young B'ville scientists participated in Science Horizons program

Teachers and students from Onondaga County participated in Science Horizons, the summer science program sponsored by Bristol-Myers Squibb held this summer at Syracuse University.

Forty middle school students were selected by their schools to participate in the 18th annual Science Horizons Program. The student selection criteria included interest in science, academic achievement, openness to new ideas, cooperative attitude, the ability to work with others and the potential to benefit from the program.

Fully funded by Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS) and hosted by University College of Syracuse University, the program gives local seventh and eighth grade students an opportunity to experience a variety of science adventures. Science Horizons students take part in hands-on activities, attend presentations and discussions, and go on field trips including a tour of some Bristol-Myers Squibb laboratories. This exploration is designed to pique curiosity, increase interest in the sciences and spark ideas for science careers.

Science Horizons is administered by University College of Syracuse University and staffed by experienced science teachers, Syracuse University students, and Science Horizons alumni from area high schools.

Participants in this year's Science Horizons program include (seated from left) Alex Kidd, Soule Road Middle School; Jacob D'Anna, Baldwinsville Christian Academy; Jake Mekker, Roxboro Road Middle School; (standing from left) Shelley Verma, Donald S. Ray School; Marc Alessi, Liverpool Middle School; Theresa Hunter, Teacher, Pine Grove Jr. High School; Natalie Kaufman, Theodore R. Durgee Jr. High School; and Jessica Fink, Living Word Academy.

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