Blair’s student scientists shared their research and projects at the School’s 2019 Science Expo, an annual forum that showcases the work of freshmen through seniors in a wide variety of science classes. This year’s Expo took place on May 14 and features nearly 40 posters and projects, all of which were on display in the Chiang-Elghanayan Center for Innovation and Collaboration. In addition, student researchers were on hand at the Expo, ready to engage with visitors, present their work and answer questions.
This year’s posters and projects represent classes across the curriculum, including biology, physics, chemistry, psychology and the new “Foundations of Integrated Science Research” (ISR) course. Students worked on their projects—some of which were signature assessments—for two to three weeks or longer before presenting their results to their teachers and classmates. The top projects and posters from each class were chosen for the Expo.
“Oral presentation is an important aspect of each poster and project,” noted science department chair Kelly Hadden. “Explaining scientific information is a specific skill, and all of our science teachers worked with students to help them effectively present their data, research and results.”
Describing the Science Expo as an opportunity to highlight Blair science students’ “amazing work across the board,” Mrs. Hadden is anticipated a full evening of scientific learning at the event.