Schools from Across Utah to Compete in Science Olympiad March 31

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 will also have to experiment and apply their knowledge

in a variety of different ways. Visual elements include egg drop competition,

tower building, bottle rockets, and glider, planes and  robot events.

           

WHO:             Fifty-two teams of up to 15 members each from middle schools, junior high and

                       high schools throughout Utah. This year’s competition features teams from 43

                       schools representing 13 districts in the state.

           

WHEN:            Saturday, March 31 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:

departments.weber.edu/sciencecenter/events_open_to_the_public.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 Austad Auditorium, Val A. Browning Center.

 

BACKGROUND:        This is the 18th-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