GENIUS competitors share joy of science

SUNY Oswego graduate student Mariah Wallace, center, an adolescence education-biology major, listens to the enthusiastic explanation of Irmak Kucukay, right, and Tuana Donmez of Turkey about their project to compare the electrical-output performance of single- and double-rotor wind turbines, during judging for the finals of the 2013 GENIUS Olympiad on June 18.

Students discuss energy projectThe global environmental competition wrapped up June 20 at the SUNY Oswego Campus Center arena with medals, prizes, a stage full of enthusiastic flag-waving competitors and praise for the high school students from around the world and their environmental science, art, writing and design projects.

The finalists and their mentors—more than 500 in all—hailed from 52 countries and 37 states.

The third annual competition, with lead sponsors SUNY Oswego, Terra Science and Education Foundation and National Grid, attracted science educators and graduate students from around Central New York to judge the projects, and introduced competitors to SUNY Oswego, Niagara Falls and Destiny USA. The GENIUS Olympiad also featured a symposium, international cultural fair and a college fair.

(Posted: Jun 20, 2013)

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