Outreach Dr. Harrison
is the Communications Director for the
West Virginia Academy
She is a member of the West Virginia
Review Team for Next Generation Science Standards.
The West Virginia State Science and Engineering Fair
WVSSEF is the state-wide competition was hosted by Marshall University
and the West Virginia Junior Academy of Science from
2000-2008. As the president of the Jr. Academy, Dr.
Harrison directed the Fair. The Fair has moved to Fairmont
State University and is open
to all students in grades 9-12 who are attending West
Virginia schools. WVSSEF is affiliated with the
International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF). The Intel
ISEF is the world’s largest pre-college science competition
for students attending grades 9-12, and it brings together more
than 1,100 students from more than 45 countries to share
ideas, and showcase cutting-edge science. As part of
this affiliation, each fair funds up to two students for all-expense-paid trips to the Intel ISEF competition held
annually in May.
Dr. Harrison is the
former director of the West Virginia State Science
and Engineering Fair. Here she is riding a home-made
hovercraft, propelled by a leaf blower- a clever
science fair project!