Parkland to Host Regional Science Olympiad
Area high school, middle school students to compete in science subjects
Area high school and middle school students will face off in a scientific competition at Parkland College on Saturday, March 9 during the regional Science Olympiad tournament.
The annual event, which will be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. throughout the campus, will feature 26 varsity and junior varsity teams from 17 area schools. Contestants will use their problem-solving skills and knowledge of scientific concepts in over 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 ceremonies in Miner Theatre and Dodds Athletic Center (gym) following the competition and will advance to the Illinois Science Olympiad state tournament, to be held April 13 at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
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 both students and teachers. Last year, more than 7,400 secondary schools participated in Science Olympiad tournaments.
For more information about the Parkland regional including volunteering opportunities, visit http://www.illinoisolympiad.org/parkland-college.html.