Iowa Science Olympiad competition March 29 at Coe

Extra: Rod Pritchard, Director of Marketing and Public Relations
(319) 399-8605 or rpritcha@coe.edu

2014-03-21 07:11:32 - General

More than 400 middle and high school students from 27 schools across the state will compete in the 2014 Iowa Science Olympiad on Saturday, March 29 at Coe College. The contests will be held throughout the day in Peterson Hall of Science, Stuart Hall and Eby Fieldhouse. At the end of the competition, an awards ceremony will be held at 4:30 p.m. in Eby Fieldhouse. The public is invited to all of the day's activities in Eby Fieldhouse, which will feature competition in math, science and engineering.

Among the 23 events featured at this year's Science Olympiad are meteorology, astronomy, robotics, physics, technical problem solving, chemistry, biology, forensics, GPS studies, engineering and entomology. Faculty members from Coe College, the University of Iowa and Mount Mercy University, along with employees from Rockwell Collins, John Deere, Schneider Electric and KGAN, will be offering their expertise as they judge various projects and events.

Founded in 1984, Science Olympiad is a national non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of K-12 science education, increasing male, female and minority interest in science, creating a technologically literate workforce, and providing recognition for outstanding achievement by both students and teachers.

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