Events to showcase GENIUS global environmental competition


June 3, 2016

Free public events highlighting the environmental ideas and solutions of competing high school students from around the world will take place June 13 to 16 at SUNY Oswego during the finals of the sixth annual GENIUS Olympiad.

“These students are outstanding,” said Howard Gordon, executive assistant to college President Deborah F. Stanley. “This environmental competition gives us wonderful insight into how young people are going to lead us into the future.”

Gordon noted the finals have grown annually: Olympiad organizers this year expect more than 900 students and mentors [updated June 7] from more than 60 countries and over 30 states.

The general public can view the opening ceremony and exhibits in science, design, business, writing, and the visual and performing arts from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, June 13, in SUNY Oswego’s Marano Campus Center arena and convocation hall.

The colorful International Fair from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 14, in the arena and convocation hall will highlight the culture of many competitors.

On Thursday, June 16, the GENIUS Olympiad will host a college fair from 9 to 11 a.m. along Marano Campus Center concourse for any interested students and parents. The closing award ceremony will take place at 1:15 p.m. that day.

Free parking is available in any campus lot for GENIUS Olympiad, though drivers need to observe handicap and other signage.

Encouraging and sharing the young students’ research and creativity is important, Gordon said, and “is part of what we are about as an institution of higher education.”

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