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CB Cares Educational Foundation partners with Science and Research Competition

CB Cares Educational Foundation partnered with the Bucks County Science Research Competition by hosting the inaugural Ambassador Program at Delaware Valley University last month.

CB Cares secured Merk’s External Quality Assurance leadership to serve as the community judges for the evening program.

The select groups of judges were from all over the world, as far away as Argentina and India, and had the difficult task of identifying and awarding six students the CB Cares Educational Foundation Research Award for Excellence.

The night was full of opportunity for the students to showcase their technical and soft skills as they presented their projects and answered questions for over an hour. CB Cares worked closely with CB West’s science teacher and BCSRC Co- Director Mark Hayden to identify 20 students as Ambassadors for the competition. For decades, students in grades 6-12 have competed in this local science competition.

This year, 18 schools were represented with over 400 students in attendance.

CB Cares Executive Director Kimberly Cambra said, “We are excited for this partnership as youth empowerment has always been a primary goal that can be seen in the programs and initiatives we have offered over the last 20 years.”

PHOTO CAP: Students Alec Maraska of Central Bucks West High School, Sophia Swartz of CB South High School, and Paige Sokolis of Lenape Middle School with community judges from Merck’s International External Quality Assurance Leadership team.