Binghamton University to host Science Olympiad competition
Binghamton University will host the Southern Tier Science Olympiad competition starting at 9 a.m. Saturday, February 14, at various locations on the University campus.
Hundreds of area high school students, representing more than 10 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 22 different events, held in locations across the campus such as the East Gym and the Lecture Hall, 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 West Point and to the national competition to be held at Augusta State University in Augusta, Georgia, on May 15-16, 2009.
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 go to http://chemistry.binghamton.edu/ACS/.