Idaho State ISU Physics to Host Science Olympiad

POCATELLO – The Idaho State University Department of Physics will host a regional Science Olympiad on Saturday, March 30, from 8 a.m. to 1:30 pm in the ISU Physical Science Building on the corner of Eighth Avenue and Carter Street on the ISU campus.

Spectators are welcome.

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. Participating schools are Alameda Middle School, Hawthorne Middle School, Holy Spirit Catholic School, Franklin Middle School and White Pine Charter School.

Winning teams will be encouraged to compete in the state competition in Boise on April 13. The Idaho champion team will be invited to compete in the National Science Olympiad at Indiana University in May.

The Science Olympiad is a national non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of science education, increasing student interest in science, and providing recognition for outstanding achievement by both students and teachers. Professor Steve Shropshire of the ISU Department of Physics, and students from the departments of computer science, 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 boomilevers, battery powered buggies, gliders and roller coasters. The will compete in a forensics challenge, test their knowledge of scientific investigation, hydrology and genetics, and compete in several other fun science events.

All events are open to the public. The Kiwanis Club of Pocatello will provide cash awards to schools with winning teams to support science education.

More information on the Science Olympiad program is available at shrostev or 208-282-2212.


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