The 20th annual Science Day was held Nov. 26 at St. Francis University. Senior students enrolled in advanced chemistry at Clearfield High School competed in teams in a single elimination science bowl or attended three, different presentations across campus.
About 500 students per year attend from around the region. Students learned and explored aspects of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) on a campus setting with SFU students, faculty and local professionals.
Many students participated in science presentations, which involved exciting hands-on experiences. Some students participated and worked on human cadavers while focusing on the thoracic cavity. Other students learned and witnessed chemistry in action.
Chemistry is behind most technologies from what people currently use for space programs to household kitchens. Several students explored the phenomenon of “zombification,” which is the way parasites manipulate the behavior of their host species. These sessions were only a mere three of the 40 sessions that were available for the students to attend.
Finally, four students showcased the skills and knowledge that they have learned in their high school science classrooms. They competed against other surrounding schools in the science bowl. These students placed in the top eight of the competition.
Pictured, from left to right in the front, are Taylor Stott, Lauren Conrad, Anna Narehood, Colleen Mulhollen and Yesh Patel
Pictured, from left to right in the back, are Jacob Ryan, Matt McKenzie, Alec Freeman, Micah Walker and Matt Bell.