14 Middle School Teams Compete in Regional Science Olympiad at CSU

Science Olympiad 2011COLUMBUS , 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.

For more information, contact Janet Jamieson, event coordinator at CSU's Math and Science Learning Center, at 706-507-8464 or jamieson_janet@ColumbusState.edu.

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State sponsors: State of Georgia Department of Education | Augusta State University
Related websites: CSU Science Olympiad Regional Tournament | Georgia Science Olympiad | National Science Olympiad

Photo caption:
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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