Schools from Across Utah to Compete in Science Olympiad March 29 at WSU

WHAT:  Utah’s Science Olympiad, a 26-event, statewide competition for both middle and high school students 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 will also have to experiment and apply their knowledge in a variety of different ways. Visual elements include boomilever and tower building, bottle rockets, trajectory, glider, planes and robot events.
 
WHO:  Forty-four teams of up to 15 members each from middle schools, junior high and high schools throughout Utah. This year’s competition features teams from 41 schools representing 14 districts in the state.
 
WHEN: Saturday, March 29 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
The award ceremony will be at 6 p.m. in the Austad Auditorium, Val A. Browning Center.
Ten of the competitions are open to spectators. For event times visit:
http://departments.weber.edu/sciencecenter/ScienceOlympiad/spectator_events.htm
         
WHERE: Competitions will be held at Weber State University, with spectator events at the Dee Event Center. Parking is available.  An award ceremony will be held in Val A. Browning Center’s Austad Auditorium.

BACKGROUND: This is the 19th-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 626-6160.

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