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Saturday, September 27, 2014

NKY Youth Science Summit Coming to NKU

Griffin Hall, at NKU, will be the location for the first annual Northern Kentucky Youth Science Summit/Turner Construction

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Northern Kentucky University will be host to the first annual Northern Kentucky Youth Science Summit, which will take place Saturday, October 4th, at NKU's Griffin Hall and hosted by the Center for Integrative Natural Science and Mathematics.

The summit will feature lab experiences, teleconferences with science and technology professionals from across the country and the globe, as well as a "reverse science fair," where local institutes will present their recent work to students in attendance.

The Northern Kentucky Youth Science Summit will also include guided tours of NKU's Applied Informatics facilities.

The Kentucky Science Center's Youth Science Summits programming has seen success all across the Commonwealth, according to Executive Director Joanna Haas, who describes the program's mission as sparking excitement for science, technology, and math fields within today's students.

"With the growing success of Youth Science Summits across the Commonwealth, we are thrilled to be bringing the program model to Northern Kentucky," Haas said in a news release.

"The Youth Science Summit is designed to cultivate STEM passion and ideation in our community, whether in a rising sixth grader with a passion for studying astronomy or a high school senior who can't wait to earn her college degree in computer science," Haas said.

The event goes from 8:00 a.m until 4:30 p.m., and the cost to attend is $25 per student, which includes a light breakfast and lunch and a t-shirt. Tickets can be purchased online or by calling (502) 561-6100 ext. 6111.

WHAT:  Northern Kentucky Youth Science Summit

WHERE: Griffin Hall, Northern Kentucky University

WHEN: Saturday, October 4, 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.

TICKETS: $25/student

- Staff report

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