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Ivy Tech Kokomo Sponsoring High School Science Fair

Calling all lovers of science, Ivy Tech Community College has released the details of the upcoming science fair.

Ivy Tech Community College Kokomo is sponsoring its second science fair for high school students throughout the Ivy Tech Kokomo Service Area. Environmental biology is the subject of the fair, set for March 4, that will allow students to show off their scientific knowledge.

Tammy Greene, PhD, who serves as chair of Ivy Tech Kokomo’s Life and Physical Sciences programs, said parents, teachers and community members are invited to the fair. The fair will be open from 4 to 6 p.m. in Hingst Hall, the community room located in Ivy Tech Kokomo’s Health Professions Center on the campus at 1815 E. Morgan St. Eighteen students have registered to participate.

Greene said the fair also will offer area high science students an opportunity to compete for a variety of prizes. In the Junior/Senior category, first prize will be a scholarship for one free class at Ivy Tech Kokomo and a tablet with second prize being a free class. In the Freshman/Sophomore category, first prize is a $200 gift card at Barnes and Noble and second prize is a $100 gift card.

Greene has worked with area science teachers to share this opportunity for their students to learn more about Ivy Tech Kokomo’s science education facilities and the College’s associate transfer degree in biology. The Transfer Single Articulation Pathway (TSAP) in biology gives Ivy Tech graduates the possibility of transferring to any state institution of higher education as a junior to pursue a bachelor’s degree in biology.

“With this program, approved by the Indiana Commission for Higher Education, Ivy Tech is able to offer a program majoring in biology that mirrors what students take in their first two years at a university,” she continued. “The degree provides training in introductory biology in the first year with majors-level chemistry along with classes in physics, molecular biology, genetics, and ecology in the second year.”

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