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Students compete for trip to Washington

Dozens of high school students from around the state competed in the STEP (Science and Technology Entry Program) Regional Science Bowl Saturday, Feb. 11, at College Park Hall.

Sixteen teams consisting of five students faced off. The winning team received an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C. to compete in the National Science Bowl in April.

Each team was mentored by representatives from a dozen institutions, including Union, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, University at Albany, Fulton Montgomery Community College, University of Buffalo and Rochester Institute of Technology.

Union’s STEP program is run through the Kenney Community Center. The College’s two teams were coached by Son Nguyen ’14 and Zoralys Molina ’13. In addition, nearly 70 volunteers from Union served as moderators, judges, timekeepers and scorekeepers.

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