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Biggest Science Olympiad ever at SPSU is March 16

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FEB. 26, 2013 -- SPSU will play host to the state’s 2013 Science Olympiad competition for both middle- and high-school students on March 16. This marks the 29th season for the national science education program and the first time SPSU has hosted both groups of students on the same day. Approximately 750 competitors from all corners of Georgia are expected to take part.

Science Olympiad has been recognized numerous times for enhancing science education and encouraging students to pursue higher education and professions in science. Tournaments are designed to bring science to life and teach students how science works. Teams of students complete different challenges in 23 events, learning lessons in teamwork and cooperative learning strategies as well as the science behind the challenges. This year’s events include MagLev train design, a robotic arm and a designer gene event.

The competition is a qualifying event for the national tournament at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio, on May 17-18.

Faculty and staff members are still needed as volunteers for the tournament and the days prior to the tournament. Anyone interested in volunteering should contact Prof. Lance Crimm at lcrimm@spsu.edu or ext. 7249.