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LA ROCHE EDUCATION STUDENTS AND FACULTY MEMBERS JUDGE LOCAL SCIENCE FAIR
ST. MARY SCHOOL STUDENTS IN GLENSHAW AMONG THE WINNERS.


2/8/2012

PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania (February 8, 2012) – On Thursday, February 2, 2012, eight elementary education majors and three faculty members from La Roche College volunteered their time to judge the Science Fair at St. Mary School in Glenshaw. The science fair judges from La Roche College listened to sixth, seventh, and eighth graders present their science fair projects, with topics that ranged from a study of the effects on dogs listening to classical music during chemotherapy to a study of the effects of garlic on the growth of eColi bacteria. Based on the judges’ scores, many St. Mary students will continue on to the regional science fair held at Heinz Field in April.

This science fair represents the continuation of a science education partnership between La Roche College and St. Mary School. Each fall, La Roche education majors enrolled in the Methods of Teaching Science course complete a field experience at St. Mary School in Mrs. Rita Turchetta’s science classroom. The La Roche education majors are matched with a group of sixth graders from St. Mary School. Each week, the La Roche education majors help the sixth grade students apply the scientific method as they design their own science fair project. The La Roche education majors were pleased and excited to see the finished products at the science fair on February 8. For more information please contact Dr. Kathryn Silvis at (412) 536-1297 or Kathryn.silvis@laroche.edu.



About La Roche College: A private, Catholic, co-educational college north of Pittsburgh founded by the Sisters of Divine Providence in 1963, La Roche welcomes students of all religions, ethnic origins and talents. Undergraduates may choose from more than 50 majors, including the top 10 majors most in demand among today’s college students. La Roche combines a quality educational experience with clubs, athletics, social and community volunteer activities, spiritual well-being and more to prepare students for life in a constantly changing global society.


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