College Hosts 800 High School Students in Global Genius Olympiad

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Two high school students from Mozambique, Cleidy Milagre Lourenco Moiane (with pointer) and Lucia Leonilde Francisco (foreground), explained their GENIUS Olympiad project June 14 in Marano Campus Center arena to one of the global environmental competition’s judges, Shokouh Haddadi of the college’s chemistry faculty. The students researched the effects of naphthenic acid on the environment, generally around mining where water has been used to extract bituminous ores. The GENIUS finals, with lead sponsorship by SUNY Oswego and Terra Science and Education Foundation, attracted over 800 high school students and their mentors from more than 60 countries and 30 states.

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