The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

December 2, 2013

Science Day draws more than 400 area students


The Tribune-Democrat

JOHNSTOWN — More than 400 students and 32 teachers from 21 area high schools recently participated in the 20th annual Science Day in the new Science Center at St. Francis University in Loretto.

Science Day is coordinated by the university’s School of Sciences and Science Outreach Center, which serves as a regional Science, Technology, Engingineering and Mathematics (STEM) Center.

It included several competitions and presentations by St. Francis faculty, students and science industry professionals.

New sessions included “How Engineering Saves the World” by William Strosnider, assistant professor of environmental engineering; “Is the Cave-Man Diet Right for You?” by Trina Thompson, director of the public health program, and Lori Woods, associate professor of history; “Will 3-D Printing Change the World?” by John Miko, associate professor of management information systems, and Ken Lovoron of Pittsburgh 3-D; and “What Really Drives the Steelers to Success?” by Art Remillard, associate professor of religious studies.

School teams also competed in a single-elimination science competition.

Somerset Area won the competition by a 198-86 win over Bishop McCort Catholic.