Schools From Across State to Compete at Science Olympiad at WSU

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. Events open to the public include “Egg-o-naut” (a combination of egg drop and bottle rocket), trajectory, wright stuff, robo cross, elevated bridge and scrambler.

WHO:  Seventy teams of up to 15 members each from middle schools, junior high and high schools throughout Utah. This year’s competition features 70 teams from 62 schools representing 18 districts in the state. 

WHEN: Saturday, March 28 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
The award ceremony will be at 6:30 p.m. in the Dee Events Center.
Ten of the competitions are open to spectators—these all take place in or around the Dee Events Center. For event times visit:
weber.edu/sciencecenter/ScienceOlympiad/spectator_events 2009.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 the Dee Events Center.

BACKGROUND: This is the 20th-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.


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