High school juniors and seniors can attend one of 10 science and math workshops at the annual Cedar Valley Science Symposium Saturday, Jan. 17 at Wartburg College.


The one-day event, which draws upwards of 60 students from six states, gives students an opportunity to pursue specific areas in science, engineering and computer science. Workshops are led by Wartburg faculty or a team of scientists from the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science-Iowa.


Workshops include:

  • Brains and Behavior: An Introduction to Neuroscience
  • Cool Biology! How Does Nature Handle Winter?
  • Detection of Infectious Disease Organisms by Molecular Methods
  • How Engineers Help the World
  • Molecular Biology of Nucleic Acids
  • Mr. Johnson’s Workout
  • The Chicken and the Egg
  • The Clinical Laboratory: A View from the Other Side
  • The Magnificent (and Flawed) Nature of Human Thought Processes: Explorations in Cognitive and Developmental Psychology


All participating seniors are eligible for a CVSS Honor Scholarship totaling $6,000 over four years. Wartburg faculty select award winners based on GPA, class rank and ACT or SAT scores, as well as participation in the symposium and a writing sample.


CVSS participants also may stay in the residence halls with Wartburg science and math students Saturday night and compete in the Wartburg College Regents and Presidential Scholarship Program Sunday, Jan. 18. Additional information about the scholarship is available at https://www.wartburg.edu/scholarships.


Symposium applications are available at https://www.wartburg.edu/science. Registration is $35, and forms are due Jan. 2.


For more information, contact Ann Henninger, CVSS coordinator, at ann.henninger@wartburg.edu or 319-352-8280.