Bethany Hosts Third Annual Science Day for High School Students

BETHANY, W.Va. — Bethany College will host the Third Annual Science Day on November 13. High school juniors and seniors from across the region will take part in classes and demonstrations presented by Bethany faculty representing a variety of science and math specialties.

Daniel J. Phillips, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, is overseeing the Science Day along with the Center for Enrollment. The event was inaugurated in 2007 as part of a Kalon Scholar project by Weirton, W.Va., native Lindsay Sobotka, a junior chemistry major.

Participating in Science Day 2009 will be the science areas of biology (environmental science), chemistry (biochemistry), mathematics and computer science, mathematical physics, psychology, and science and math education. The prospective students will be greeted by Bethany College President Scott D. Miller and Phillips and will be given a campus and departmental tour by students in their fields of interest. Participants will also see live classroom instruction and demonstrations by faculty from the major area of their choice.
Representatives from the Center for Enrollment will provide information and will be available to answer questions. The event will conclude with lunch in the Bethany College cafeteria.
The faculty representatives are:

Biology (Environmental Science): Albert R. Buckelew, Professor of Biology and Chair of the Department of Biology; William T. Hicks, Associate Professor of Biology

Chemistry (Biochemistry): Robert A. Paysen, The Goulding-Woolery Professorship in Chemistry and Chair of the Department of Physical Science; Daniel J. Phillips, Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Mathematics/Computer Science: Adam C. Fletcher, Assistant Professor of Mathematics; Fujiko Sawtarie, Professor of Computer Science

Mathematical Physics: Majid A. Sawtarie, Professor of Physics; Robert S. Spangler, Jr., Assistant Professor of Physics

Psychology: Katrina L. Cooper, Assistant Professor of Psychology and Director of First Year Studies; John H. Hull, Professor of Psychology

Science/Math education: Lisa M. Reilly, Assistant Professor of Chemistry; Lisa J. Hicks, Assistant Professor of Education

 Bethany College is a small college of national distinction located on a picturesque and historic 1,300-acre campus in the Northern Panhandle of West Virginia. Founded in 1840, Bethany is the state’s oldest private college.