March 5, 2010
Contact: Pam Joseph (419) 995-8284 or Lesley King Fry (419) 995-8671
Media Alert: Ohio State Lima welcomes 2010 Science Olympiad
Winners will advance to state competition
The Northwest Ohio Regional Science Olympiad for middle school and high school students will be held at The Ohio State University at Lima on Saturday, March 6, 2010. Twenty middle school and 24 high school teams are scheduled to compete. Students will compete from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. around the campus. Awards will be given out at 3 p.m. in the Cook Hall Gymnasium.
Top scoring teams from regional competitions are invited to compete at the Ohio Science Olympiad at Ohio State University on April 17, 2010, in Columbus. Top ranked teams from state competitions will compete in the National Science Olympiad Tournament at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, May 20-22, 2010.
Science Olympiad is an international nonprofit organization devoted to improving the quality of science education, increasing student interest in science, and recognizing outstanding achievement in science education by both students and teachers. Science Olympiad tournaments are academic competitions balanced between biology, earth science, chemistry, physics, and technology. There is also a balance between events requiring knowledge of science concepts and science applications.
For a complete list of participating middle and high schools and a list of rules and events, visit the website at http://Lima.OSU.edu/academics/outreach/ScienceOlympiad/. For information, contact Beth Gray at (419) 995-8868.
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Editors’ Note: Members of the media can check in with Project Coordinator Beth Gray for assistance the day of the event.