Genesee Community College Hosts Fourth Annual Bio-Tech Science Fair

BATAVIA, N.Y., Dec. 27, 2011 — More than 300 students from four local schools will participate in the fourth annual Bio-Tech Science Fair on Friday, Jan. 6, 2012 from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Forum at the Genesee Community College Batavia Campus.

BATAVIA, N.Y., Dec. 27, 2011 — More than 300 students from four local schools will participate in the fourth annual Bio-Tech Science Fair on Friday, Jan. 6, 2012 from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Forum at the Genesee Community College Batavia Campus.

Students from Batavia High School will mentor and lead fourth-grade students from Byron-Bergen, Elba, John Kennedy and Pavilion elementary schools through a series of experiments and hands-on science activities.

The high school ‘student teachers’ will guide the elementary ‘student learners’ through activities and labs that will expose them to interesting, challenging and current science topics with an emphasis on biotechnology. The student teachers will explore the area of teaching sciences and the rapidly growing field of biotechnology.

Student teachers will be encouraged to explore the many opportunities available to them in the world of science as well teaching and education, including the Biotechnology, AS degree offered at Genesee Community College.

“There is a great need for talented professionals in math, science, and technology,” said Deborah Dunlevy, GCC’s College Tech Prep coordinator. “The Bio-Tech Science Fair is a unique opportunity for students to become familiar with a cutting edge and exciting career field. We hope the program sparks a lifelong love of science.”

The Bio-Tech Science Fair is funded in part by the College’s Tech Prep program. Other upcoming Tech Prep events at GCC include Tech Wars on March 15 and Law Day on May 2.

For more information, please call Deborah Dunlevy at 585-343-0055 ext. 6316 or email dkdunlevy@genesee.edu.

Founded in 1966 as part of the prestigious State University of New York, Genesee Community College offers more than 60 degree and certificate programs in a high-tech, personalized setting at seven campus centers and online.

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