2 Krop Students Selected to Compete at 2020 Florida Regional Junior Science

Sunny Dovek, Staff Writer

Krop students Michael Odzer and Tali Finger were selected this week to represent our school in the 2020 Florida Regional Junior Science, Engineering and Humanities Symposium (JSEHS) STEM Research Competition.

The competition, which is in its 57th year, gives students a platform to present their ideas, pursue scientific careers, and compete for scholarships and recognition.

Our students were selected from a highly competitive pool of candidates by the UF Selection Committee, which includes UF Faculty, graduate students, practitioners, and educators. 

“The quality of the research submitted this year was outstanding,” competition officials said, highlighting the growing importance of STEM programs all across Florida.

Past participants commented on the event itself, 

“The atmosphere was business-like and adult. Science had a distinct air of importance,” said one. 

Another said, “JSEHS introduced me to multiple UF faculty and well-knowledge students who have inspired me to pursue fields of research I never knew existed.”

Michael Odzer will represent our school in the speaker competition, while Tali Finger is set to compete in the poster competition. 

The symposium will take place on Jan. 26-28 at the UF Main Campus in Gainesville.