Young Valley scientists compete today at YSU


Dozens of young aspiring scientists from across the area converged on the campus of Youngstown State University Saturday in hopes of earning a ticket to the state science competition and for most, insight into a career in the field of science.

More than 140 students from Mahoning, Trumbull, Ashtabula and Columbiana counties displayed and demonstrated research projects inside Stambaugh Stadium during the Lake to River Science Day. The top 50 students from the YSU science event will be going to a state competition in May.

The students attending the science day event were the top qualifiers in smaller science competitions at their respective schools. The are in fifth- to 12th grades.

Stephan Rodabaugh, associate dean of the YSU STEM college and event organizer, said the process is highly involved and requires students to go beyond just basic research.

For more on the event, and a list of winners, read Sunday's Vindicator or

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