Wilberforce, OH – Central State University is hosting the first Ohio FFA State Biotechnology Contest on Friday, January 24, 2020 from 9 a.m. – noon, located in the Joshua I. Smith Center for Education & Natural Sciences. The university is expecting 80 High School FFA Students to be on campus to compete in the contest. Each student will complete a series of Lab Practicums including Micro-Pipetting, Gel Reading, SDS Questions, Equipment ID, and present research findings from a provided scenario/problem.  

The locations of each Lab Practicum are as follows:

Presentations – AGED Conference Room and Conference Room 138.

Team Presentations Prep – Room 117 and College of Education Student Lounge

Equipment ID – Room 103 Student Lounge

Gel Reading – Lab Room 147

Micro-pipetting, Making a Solution and Label – Lab 157

SDS Questions – Auditorium

Any news organization planning to attend should notify Public Relations in advance.


Central State University, located in Wilberforce, Ohio, is a regionally accredited 1890 Land-Grant University with a 133-year tradition of preparing students from diverse backgrounds and experiences for leadership, research and service. The university fosters academic excellence within a nurturing environment and provides a strong liberal arts foundation and STEM-Ag curriculum leading to professional careers and advanced studies globally.