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Binghamton University to host Science Olympiad competition

2011-02-04

BINGHAMTON, NY -- Binghamton University will host the Southern Tier Science Olympiad competition, starting at 8 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 12, at various locations on the University campus.

Hundreds of area high school students representing more than 12 schools, will face off in a day-long series of contests designed to test their knowledge in diverse fields such as chemistry, cell biology, structural engineering, astrophysics and mathematics. A total of 20 different events, held in locations across campus such as the Old Union Hall, Science Library classrooms, and Science II laboratories, will test students' engineering and scientific skills.

A closing ceremony will be held at 3 p.m. in Lecture Hall 1.  The winning teams will move on to the state competition at the United States Military Academy at West Point.  On May 18-21, 2011, the University of Wisconsin-Madison will host the 27th annual National Science Olympiad Tournament.

The Science Olympiad is a national non-profit organization devoted to improving the quality of science education, and creating a passion for science. The Olympiad provides recognition for outstanding achievement in science education by both students and teachers. The mission of the Science Olympiad is to promote and improve student interest in science and to improve the quality of K-12 science education throughout the nation.

This event is sponsored by the Binghamton University Chemistry Department, the Binghamton section of the American Chemical Society and Endicott Interconnect Technologies, Inc.

For more information about this program, contact Mary Bridge at mbridge@binghamton.edu or by calling (607) 777-2208.

 

Last Updated: 9/17/13