WSU to Host Science Olympiad on March 27

WHAT:
Utah’s Science Olympiad, a 26-event, statewide competition that covers three broad goals: science concepts and knowledge, science processes and thinking skills, and science application and technology. Students will be tested on their knowledge of science, but also will have to experiment and apply their knowledge in a variety of different ways. Events open to the public include “Egg-o-naut” (a combination of egg drop and bottle rocket), trajectory, wright stuff, mousetrap vehicle, elevated bridge, mission possible and battery buggy.
 
WHO:
Seventy-two teams of up to 15 members each from middle schools, junior high and high schools throughout Utah. This year’s competition features 72 teams from 60 schools representing 21 Utah school districts.
 
WHEN:
Saturday, March 27 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
The award ceremony will be at 6:30 p.m. in the Val A. Browning Center Austad Auditorium.

Seven of the competitions are open to spectators—these all take place in or around the Dee Events Center. For event description and times visit
weber.edu/sciencecenter/ScienceOlympiad/SPECTATOR%20EVENTS%20ver%202.pdf
          
WHERE:
Competitions will be held at Weber State University, with spectator events at the Dee Events Center. Parking is available.  An award ceremony will be held in the Browning Center's Austad Auditorium.

BACKGROUND:
This is the 21st-annual competition at WSU. Winners of this competition will go on to compete nationally. A full schedule of events is available from WSU’s Center for Science and Mathematics Education at 801-626-6160 and weber.edu/sciencecenter/ScienceOlympiad/Olympiadpage.htm.

Contact:
Sharon L. Ohlhorst, director, Center for Science and Mathematics Education,
801-626-6160 or sohlhorst@weber.edu

Author:
John Kowalewski, director of Media Relations
801-626-7212 • jkowalewski@weber.edu