- Created on Friday, 22 February 2013 12:17
COLUMBUS , Ga. — Columbus State University will once again host the Science Olympiad Regional Tournament for area middle school students from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23 on CSU’s main campus.
An awards ceremony follows at 4 p.m. in the Davidson Student Center auditorium. This event aims to improve the quality of science education through hands-on, standards-based science challenges and provide recognition to those who excel in science.
“We were very pleased with it last year, and we think the kids learned a lot,” said Tim Howard, CSU Math & Science Learning Center director. “They had a good time and I think it was a good experience for them.”
CSU faculty and students serve as supervisors of the 23 events — many of which occur simultaneously — that cover a range of disciplines, including biology, computers, chemistry and physics. This year’s tournament, sponsored by Bayer MaterialScience, will have 14 teams from 12 middle schools.
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Columbus State science faculty, from right, Abiye Seifu, associate professor of engineering, and Brian Schwartz, professor of biology, observe participants in the 2011 regional Science Olympiad at CSU as they demonstrate a procedure.
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