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State Science Olympiad is Saturday

March 26, 2012

Close to 1,000 students from 64 high schools around Wisconsin will converge on UW-Stout Saturday, March 31, for the Science Olympiad state tournament.

One of the premier science competitions in the U.S., Science Olympiad challenges teams in 25 events, such as genetics, earth science, chemistry, anatomy, physics, geology, mechanical engineering and technology.

The day's activities will include science displays and demos by Mr. Science, teacher Larry Scheckel of Tomah, and UW-Stout faculty. The public is invited.
By combining events from all disciplines, Science Olympiad encourages a wide cross-section of students to compete. Emphasis is placed on active, hands-on group participation.

Competition begins at 7:45 a.m. and concludes with an awards ceremony at 4 p.m. The winning team will advance to the national tournament in May at the University of Central Florida.

The event is being hosted by College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics at UW-Stout. Dozens of faculty, students and staff will help coordinate the competition at the Memorial Student Center, Jarvis Hall and Micheels Hall, according to Forrest Schultz, UW-Stout chemistry professor and state meet director.

On Friday, March 30, teams have been invited to visit a science class on campus, take tours and meet with professionals from various fields.

For more information, go to http://wisconsinso.org or contact Schultz, 715-232-5009, schultzf@uwstout.edu.

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