Minot State University hosting Science Olympiad
The Division of Science will host a regional Science Olympiad Tuesday (March 12) on the Minot State University campus from 8:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. Participants will be sixth through 12th grade students from around the state.
"Science Olympiad is a science-based competition for middle school and high school students. It is loosely based on a track meet in that each participating school has teams of up to 15 students. The team will assign students, one or two, for each event. In each event, medals are awarded for first, second and third place. Team totals are also calculated, and the highest scoring teams go on to a state competition April 20 in Fargo," said Bob Crackel, associate professor of chemistry.
Science Olympiad events test knowledge, laboratory skills and design and engineering. Twenty sessions are planned for each team. There will be 17 "B Teams," comprised of grades 6-9 and 15 "C Teams" of grades 9-12. Session titles include "Mousetrap Vehicle," "Science Crime Busters," "Meteorology," "Thermodynamics," "Fermi Questions" and "Robot Arm." Attendees will arrive from regional schools as far away as Beulah, Minnewaukan and Carrington. Session schedules are attached.
For questions, contact Crackel at 858-3852 or firstname.lastname@example.org.