WILKES-BARRE — More than 600 middle and high school students will come to Wilkes University on Saturday, when the campus for the first time hosts the Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science Region 2 Competition. Participating students attend schools in Lackawanna, Luzerne, Monroe, Pike, Susquehanna, Wayne and Wyoming counties.
Competing students will present papers about math and science research topics in sessions from 12:45 to 3:45 p.m. in Wilkes’ new Cohen Science Center, the Stark Learning Center and Breiseth Hall. Top scorers will advance to state-level competition.
Scholarships from King’s College, Penn State Worthington Campus, the University of Scranton, Marywood University and Wilkes University will be awarded. In addition, The Commonwealth Medical College will sponsor summer research fellowships. For more information, call 570-578-4784.