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VCSU Hosts Successful Regional Science Olympiad for High and Middle School Students

BySamantha Nguyen

Apr 3, 2024
Valley City State University Hosted Regional Science Olympiad Event on March 28th

On Thursday, March 28, Valley City Regional Science Olympiad was held at Valley City State University (VCSU) for high school and middle school students. The event saw participation from approximately 350 students representing 23 different teams from 13 schools.

The competition showcased a range of STEM-related activities that challenged students’ knowledge and skills, including Robot Tour, Optics, Experimental Design, Can’t Judge a Powder, and more. Dr. Teather Sundstrom, a professor of chemistry at VCSU and the Regional Director for Science Olympiad expressed how rewarding it was to see local students competing in the event.

The success of the competition was credited to the support of VCSU faculty and staff as well as engineers from the area who lent their expertise. The competition took place across various venues on the VCSU campus, including Rhoades Science Center, Graichen Gym, Vangstad Auditorium, and the Valley City Rec Center.

The day culminated in an awards ceremony held at Vangstad Auditorium where the top 5 teams were announced. Teams that qualified to move on to the state competition at NDSU on April 20 include Ben Franklin (Division B – middle school students), Central Cass (Division B – middle school students), Kulm (Division B – middle school students), Northern Cass (Division B – middle school students), and Dakota Prairie (Division B – middle school students). In addition to these teams, Fargo Davies (Division C – high school students), Red River (Division C – high school students), Central Cass (Division C – high school students), Northern Cass (Division C – high school students) and Fargo North(Division C- High School Students) also qualified for state competition.

By Samantha Nguyen

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