WCC Hosts Regional Science Olympiad March 21
What’s the best rocket design to shoot an Egg-O-Naut (a large raw egg) aloft for the greatest amount of time and return it to earth without breaking?
That’s just one of the science problems student teams from area middle schools and high schools will solve at the Region 9 Science Olympiad March 21 from 7:00am to 5:00pm at WCC. Winners of the day’s events will be announced at the 4:00pm closing ceremony in Towsley Auditorium.
Student teams from Hillsdale, Lenawee, Livingston, Monroe, and Washtenaw counties will converge on campus to test their science skills in areas such as biology, earth science, chemistry, physics, and technology. The Olympiad will take place in science labs and classrooms across WCC’s campus. WCC provides the facilities and logistical support, and teacher education students from Eastern Michigan University run the events.
“These kids are having fun with science, though learning how and why something does what it does under special circumstances is really what it’s all about,” said Laurie Maroney, who’s coordinating the event for WCC. “Everyone learns in an event like this: students, parents, and interested bystanders. It’s really a lot of fun.”
The four top teams—two each from middle schools and high schools—will advance to the State Science Olympiad at Michigan State University on May 2, 2009. To find out more about the 2009 Region 9 Science Olympiad, visit the Science Olympiad page or contact Maroney at 734-477-8508.
The Science Olympiad is an international, nonprofit organization devoted to improving the quality of science education, increasing student interest in science, and providing recognition for outstanding achievement in science education by students and teachers.