GA-PCOM Supports Gwinnett Regional Science and Engineering FairMarch 5, 2015
Science fair judge and GA-PCOM student Urania Davis poses with a fifth grade student
in front of his science fair project.
“One Day, One Community, One Vision” was the theme of this year’s Gwinnett Regional
Science and Engineering Fair which showcased the work of more than 800 school winners
at the Gwinnett Center in Duluth. Faculty, students and staff members supported the
county-wide event through speaking, judging and exhibiting.
With a 35 year history, the fair’s mission is to motivate the next generation of science
and engineering leaders from classroom to career. The full day event included a career
expo, breakout sessions, lunch in the grand ballroom, judge interviews, and a public
open house, followed by an awards ceremony. During breakout sessions, Dean of Medicine
and Chief Academic Officer H. William Craver III, DO, spoke on “Why Choose Osteopathic
Medicine.” Dean of the PCOM School of Pharmacy and Chief Academic Officer Mark Okamoto,
PharmD, spoke to students about “Opportunities in the Pharmacy Profession,” while
Course Director and Professor Brian Matayoshi, PhD covered the topic “How to Get What
you Want through Great Careers.”
Dr. Mark Okamoto speaks with a science fair participant.
Science fair judges included Shu Zhu, MD, PhD, Jennifer Gooch, PhD, Abby Hielscher,
PhD, Adwoa Aduonum, PhD, Dr. Craver and Dr. Matayoshi. Students participating as judges
were Ayesha Patel, Nicole Hardeman, and Urania Davis.
The fair gives students the opportunity to share their projects and compete for awards
– first place winners from the Gwinnett Fair are entered into the Georgia State Science
& Engineering Fair held at the University of Georgia in Athens. Three projects from
the state fair advance to the Intel International Science Fair in Los Angeles, California.
About PCOM Georgia
Established in 2005, PCOM Georgia is a private, not-for-profit, accredited institute of higher education dedicated
to the healthcare professions. The Suwanee, Georgia, campus is affiliated with Philadelphia
College of Osteopathic Medicine, a premier osteopathic medical school with a storied
history. PCOM Georgia offers doctoral degrees in osteopathic medicine, pharmacy, and
physical therapy and graduate degrees in biomedical sciences, medical laboratory science,
and physician assistant studies. Emphasizing "a whole person approach to care," PCOM
Georgia focuses on educational excellence, interprofessional education and service
to the wider community. The campus is also home to the Georgia Osteopathic Care Center,
an osteopathic manipulative medicine clinic, which is open to the public by appointment.
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