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California State University, Sacramento

Posted: March 3, 2000

CSUS Hosts Science Competition

The Sacramento Regional Science Olympiad will be Saturday, March 11 at California State University, Sacramento from 8:30 a.m. to 3:20 p.m.

More than 800 Sacramento area students representing 20 middle school and 23 high school teams will compete in science events. The opening ceremony, at 8:30 a.m. on the east side of Sequoia Hall, will feature each team marching behind their school banner.

The competitions will be held in Sequoia Hall, Humboldt Hall, Mendocino Hall and the University Union. Many events are open to the public. A program for the day's events will be available in Sequoia Hall 130.

Events include "The Wright Stuff," in which students will attempt to build and fly a rubberband-powered airplane weighing only eight grams. In another event, "Battery Buggy," students will design a battery-powered vehicle that must travel a prescribed course.

The top three middle and high school teams will go on to compete at the NORCal Science Olympiad at California State University, Fresno on April 8. Those winners are eligible to compete in the national competition in Spokane, Wash. in May.

The Olympiad is organized and run by the Schools and Colleges for Advancing the Teaching of Science Center, an alliance of area science teachers, university and community college science faculty, and local engineers and scientists.

More information is available at (916) 278-5487.


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