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ISU Physics to Host Science Olympics on April 4

April 3, 2015
ISU Marketing and Communications

Idaho State University Department of Physics will host a regional Science Olympiad on Saturday, April 4, 8 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. in the Physical Science Building on the corner of 8th Avenue and Carter Street on the ISU campus.

Seventh through ninth grade students from throughout eastern Idaho will represent their schools and communities and compete in teams in a variety of science competitions.

Winning teams will be encouraged to compete in the state competition in Nampa on April 11. The Idaho champion team will be invited to compete in the National Science Olympiad at Indiana University in May.

Steve Shropshire ISU department of physics, and students from the departments of chemistry, biological sciences, physics, and mechanical engineering will serve as judges, along with several scientists and engineers from the Idaho National Laboratory.

Students will compete with water rockets, gliders, and rubber band powered racers, compete in a forensics challenge, test their knowledge of entomology and experimental design, and compete in several other fun science events. All events are open to the public.

More information on the Science Olympiad program is available at www.soinc.org.

For more information on the ISU Science Olympiad, contact Shropshire at shrostev@isu.edu, or 282-2212.


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