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March 14, 2007

Farmingdale State College Hosts 2007 Long Island Science Congresses

On Wednesday, March 28, and Thursday, March 29, Farmingdale State College will host the 2007 Long Island Science Congresses (LISC) . LISC is one of the region's premier science competitions. The Senior High Congress will be held on March 28 for science exhibits submitted by high school students . The Junior High Congress will be held on March 29 for exhibits submitted by middle school students. The exhibits will be on view from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Nold Hall Gymnasium. After the success of last year's event, approximately 600 people are expected to attend each day this year. The event is free and open to the public ;all science enthusiasts are invited.

LISC is an adjudicated exhibit of science projects by students from Nassau and Suffolk County middle, junior and senior high schools, sponsored by the Long Island sections of the Science Teachers Association of New York State (STANYS). Since its inception in 1950, there have been over 85 committee members consisting of teachers, professors, and doctors.

The goal of the LISC is for students to share scientific experiences with others as well as earn awards and recognition for scientific presentations. Additionally, Senior Division entrants will have an opportunity to be selected to represent Long Island at the STANYS New York State Science Congress. For more information, contact Dr. Karen Escolas , Chair, Medical Laboratory Technology, at 934-420-2557.