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Judges Meeting

56th Annual Region IX
Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science

Slippery Rock University
February 23, 2013
















2013 PJAS Awards Ceremony
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Over 160 college faculty, college students, high school teachers, and people who work in science in business and medicine gave up their Saturday for the future scientists of Western Pennsylvania 

THANK YOU, JUDGES!  You help make the day a success and a memorable day for the students.  

Dr. William R. Sigmund, Professor of Biology and University Coordinator,  welcomed and thanked the judges at the luncheon at Weisenfluh Dining Hall.  Bob Penrose (along with Leah Ann Williams,  Region IX Co-Directors) conducted the meeting.  After the judging was completed, judges attended the Judges Social sponsored by Dr. Susan Hannam, Dean of the College of Health, Environment, and Science

Personal note from Dr.Sigmund, University Coordinator:  
Several years ago, Region IX presented me with an original PJAS medallion and a donation to the university to fund an annual award in my name.   I am pleased that I have been able to present a $200 (now 300) award each year to a biology major interested in teaching.  At the annual Natural Sciences and Mathematics Honors Banquet, the "William R. Sigmund PJAS Award" has been presented to six deserving students, Rebecca Pike, Susan Vangavree,  Jessie Rack, Kadie Fritz, Joshua Christy, and Melissa McCutcheon. Last year I increased the stipend to $300. I am extremely grateful to the Region IX Committee for this wonderful recognition.  I am especially honored since I know how much work the other committee members put into this meeting each year, as it is truly a group effort, and I accept this award on behalf of all of them. Thank you, Region IX Committee!