CAL U HOSTS SCIENCE OLYMPIAD MARCH 18

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CAL U HOSTS SCIENCE OLYMPIAD MARCH 18

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Posted on March 3, 2015

Science Olympiad logo. Science Olympiad
8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
March 18
Convocation Center (and other campus locations)

About 750 middle school and high school students from more than 30 Pennsylvania school districts visit campus March 18 for Science Olympiad, a daylong series of contests focused on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills.

More than 45 teams are expected to compete.

Opening ceremonies will be held at 8:30 a.m. in the Cal U Convocation Center, where the closing awards ceremony begins at 3:15 p.m.

Competitive events on the agenda range from indoor flight contests and a bungee drop to geologic mapping, protein modeling and a “Disease Detectives” investigation. About two-dozen contests are scheduled.

Students and faculty from Cal U’s Eberly College of Science and Technology will monitor and judge the events at various campus locations.

For the first time, a number of exciting, spectator-friendly contests will be held in the Cal U Convocation Center.

About Science Olympiad

The 15-member teams competing at Cal U are among nearly 7,000 teams involved in Science Olympiad tournaments nationwide.

Winners of state contests will compete for scholarships and other prizes at the 2015 Science Olympiad National Tournament, hosted by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Join us

The public is invited to watch the Science Olympiad events in the Convocation Center. Admission is free.

Parking is available in the Vulcan Garage, off Third Street near the campus entrance.

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