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Upward Bound/TRIO high school students to present case studies Friday

Area high school students will present a Forensic Anthropology poster symposium Friday (July 14) at 1:30 p.m. in the Mountainlair Ballrooms and the university community is invited to attend. Students are from Clay-Battelle, Grafton, and Preston high schools.

The students have spent the past three weeks studying Forensic Anthropology with Dr. Susanna Donaldson as part of the WVU Upward Bound/ TRIO residential summer program. Students chose a case study, learned what methods were used to identify remains, and determined causes of the death.

The summer program is designed to give students a taste of college life. Students participate in non-credit courses to better prepare them for post-secondary education and to prevent summer learning melt.

The students will be the first in their families to earn a four-year degree, their family income is at or below 150% of the federal poverty line, and/or they are considered academically at-risk by federal definitions; two-thirds of UB students must be both first-generation college and income-eligible.

Visit the Upward Bound website for more information on WVU Upward Bound/ TRIO, or to make a gift.