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California State University, Sacramento

Posted: February 22, 1999

800 Students in Hands-on Science Competition

More than 800 middle and high school students will analyze chemicals and compete in other science contests at the annual Sacramento Regional Science Olympiad, Feb. 27 at California State University, Sacramento

There will be 33 events throughout the day in Sequoia and Mendocino halls, the Biology Building and the University Union. Teams of students from 20 middle schools and 22 high schools will compete, with the top three teams at each level advancing to the NORCal Science Olympiad in March.

The contests begin after an 8:30 a.m. opening ceremony featuring students marching with school banners on the east side of Sequoia Hall. The day ends with an awards ceremony at 3:15 p.m.

Most events are open to visitors, and a program will be available in Sequoia 130.

The Olympiad is organized by the Schools and Colleges for Advancing the Teaching of Sciences, and area alliance of science teachers, university and community college faculty, scientists and engineers. Major sponsors are CSUS, American River College, the Bureau of Reclamation and Intel.

More information is available by contacting Thomas Smithson at 278-5487 or the public affairs office at 278-6156.


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