350 Students to participate in DSU Science Olympiad

Mon Mar 10, 2014 at 12:00 AM

The Department of Natural Sciences at Dickinson State University will host the 20th Annual Southwest Regional Science Olympiad competition, Thursday, March 13.

Events will begin at 9 a.m. and will take place in Wienbergen Gym, Murphy Hall, and the Student Center on the DSU campus. This year, 350 junior high and high school students will be competing in the Science Olympiad tournament. Students will be participating from schools in the towns of Beach, Belfield, Bowman, Dickinson, Hebron, Hettinger, Killdeer, Scranton and South Heart.

An awards ceremony will take place at the end of the tournament from 4:30 to 5 p.m. in Scott Gym. High scoring teams will advance to the state Science Olympiad Competition in Fargo, N.D. At the ceremony, a $1,000 scholarship will be given to the highest-scoring senior by the DSU Alumni and Foundation. All tournament events are free and open to the public.

Science Olympiad is an international non-profit organization devoted to improving the quality of science education, increasing student interest in science and providing recognition for outstanding achievements in science education by both students and teachers. Science Olympiad tournaments are rigorous academic interscholastic competitions that consist of a series of team events, which students prepare for during the year. These challenging and motivational events are well balanced between the various science disciplines of biology, earth science, chemistry, physics and technology.

For more information on the event, visit http://www.dickinsonstate.edu/scienceolympiad.