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Feb. 23, 2012

Contact: Lesley Fry at (419) 995-8671 or Pam Joseph at (419) 995-8284

Regional Science Olympiad comes to Ohio State Lima

The Lima Regional Science Olympiad for middle school and high school students will be held at The Ohio State University at Lima on Sat., March 3, 2012. Seventeen middle school and 17 high school teams are scheduled to compete. Students will compete from 9 a.m.–2 p.m. around campus. Awards will be given out at 3 p.m. in the Cook Hall Gymnasium.

Top scoring teams from regional competitions are invited to compete at the Ohio Science Olympiad at Ohio State University on April 28, 2012, in Columbus. Top ranked teams from state competitions will compete in the National Science Olympiad Tournament at the University of Central Florida in Orlando, May 18-19, 2012.

Science Olympiad is an international nonprofit organization devoted to improving the quality of science education, increasing student interest in science, and recognizing outstanding achievement in science education by both students and teachers. Science Olympiad tournaments are academic competitions balanced between biology, earth science, chemistry, physics, and technology. There is also a balance between events requiring knowledge of science concepts and science applications.

For a complete listing of participating middle and high schools and a list of rules and events, visit the website at Lima.OSU.edu/academics/outreach/ScienceOlympiad.

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