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CBGS holds 20th annual science symposium

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

A total of 66 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.

The symposium concluded with keynote speaker Andrew Grigsby from green construction firm Viridiant providing insight on science, technology and careers in clean energy production and practices.

Students completing exemplary projects and presentations were recogn...

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