Chesapeake Bay Governor’s School holds 20th annual Science Symposium

Students, families, staff and other supporters from the Chesapeake Bay Governor’s School for Marine and Environmental Science (CBGS) gathered at the Virginia Commonwealth University Student Commons on Saturday, March 4, for the 20th annual CBGS Science Symposium.

Sixty-six seniors from across 14 participating divisions presented original research on topics from the “Impact of Extracurricular Activities on the Mental Health of Young Adults” to “Comparing the Growth and Survival Rate of Oysters Raised Using Standard and Recirculating Aquaculture Methods.” Presenters were given 12 minutes to discuss their literature review, hypotheses, data collection and data analysis before a room of two judges and dozens of audience members.

“It was a great experience all around and a very good public speaking experience in a professional atmosphere,” said Lancaster student Eli Pittman, who presented with Northumberland senior Harrison Williams on blue crab catch rates based on the color of….

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