Reporting for WBOY, Stacy Moniot talks about the National Collegiate Soils Contest held in Morgantown this week:
Before a sewer line or any other kind of development is built the soil has to be tested by expert scientists.
The next generation of those scientists is in Morgantown this week for the national collegiate soil judging competition.
Around 130 students from 21 schools are participating.
Teams have to collect soil samples and analyze them for a score.
This is West Virginia University’s first time hosting the national competition.
“In order to showcase WVU, showcase my department, my college, but also my home here in West Virginia,” said Jim Thompson, of the WVU Soil Judging Team. “That’s what makes this special for me because they’re going to leave here with memories of West Virginia.”
WVU’s team could not compete this year because of the home-field advantage.
For video footage of the event, visit WBOY.