GMU Hosts LCPS STEM Symposium

From subjects such as spaceship designs for artificial gravity to modifications of pain genes and heat sensing drones, the HUB Ballroom was filled with hundreds of ideas from high schoolers of Loudon County Public Schools who presented the results of their STEM project April 19, 2017. By enrolling in the COS120 Introduction to Research course, these students were given the opportunity to do a study sponsored by a George Mason University STEM Accelerator faculty member, showcase their findings, and for some, even lead to a published scientific journal article.

 

In addition, Dr. Ali Andalibi, Associate Dean of Research for the College of Science, inspired these young students to further pursue a career in STEM by presenting at the Symposium event.

Special thanks to all the students who attended as well as Dr. Stephen Burton of LCPS and Dr. James Reid Schwebach of the GMU STEM Accelerator Program for coordinating this event!