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2019 Science Alliance Event

The 2019 U.S. Department of Energy’s Science Alliance celebrated its 10 year anniversary this month at the former gaseous diffusion plant in Piketon.

Students from a record 32 schools representing Pike, Scioto, Ross, Jackson and Adams counties experienced a one-of-a-kind science event.

More than 1,400 students, teachers, and chaperones attended the three day event featuring hands-on science lessons from a variety of STEM related fields at 14 stations. The students moved through the stations in small groups giving everyone a chance to talk to industry professionals about their careers. In addition to the science stations, students also spoke with representatives from 11 universities including: The Ohio State University, Ohio University, Shawnee State University, University of Rio Grande, Ohio University-Chillicothe, Hocking College, Southern State Community College, Ohio Christian University, Morehead State University, and Marietta College.

This year the event showcased several of the largest employers in our region. Kenworth Trucking, General Electric, General Mills, and the Ohio State Highway Patrol spoke with students about the need for employees with STEM backgrounds.

Over the past ten years more than 14,000 students have attended the Science Alliance. Each year the program grows, providing new opportunities for the students to discover the possibilities a future in science can provide.

Community Contact Information

For community involvement activities, contact Deneen Garner at Deneen.Garner@ports.pppo.gov
or 740-897-2609. For questions, please call
1-844-279-1105 or email questions@fbportsmouth.com


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