Sixteen area schools face off on life, earth, and engineering sciences, technology, more
Area high school and middle school students will face off in scientific competition at Parkland College on Saturday, March 5 during the Parkland Regional Science Olympiad tournament.
The annual event, which will be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. throughout the campus, will feature 23 varsity and junior varsity teams from 16 area schools. Contestants will use their problem-solving skills and knowledge of scientific concepts in 40+ events throughout the day, including hands-on experiments and demonstrations. The students, who have been preparing for this event during the school year, will be tested on biology, earth science, chemistry, physics and technology concepts.
Winning teams will receive awards at a ceremony following the competition and will advance to the Illinois Science Olympiad state tournament, to be held April 16 at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.
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 achievement in science education by both students and teachers. Last year, more than 16,000 K-12 schools participated in Science Olympiad tournaments.