Mid-Hudson Regional Science Olympiad to be Held at SUNY New Paltz
NEW PALTZ -- The State University of New York at New Paltz will host 300 competitors and an equal number of parents and guests at the 1998 Mid-Hudson Regional Science Olympiad Tournament on Saturday, February 28.
Thirteen teams from 12 Hudson Valley middle and junior high schools will compete in the event: C.J. Hooker Middle School (Goshen), Dover Middle School (Dover), Fallsburg Junior High School (Fallsburg), Highland Middle School (Highland), Linden Avenue School (Red Hook), M. Clifford Miller Middle School (Kingston), New Paltz Middle School (New Paltz), Rombout Middle School (Beacon), Titusville Middle School (Poughkeepsie), South Junior High School (Newburgh), VanWyck Middle School (Wappingers Falls), and Washingtonville Middle School (Washingtonville).
The Science Olympiad, created in 1983, has grown to include all 50 states, totaling more than 13,500 actively participating K-12 schools. Teams of 15 students prepare throughout the school year to compete in tournaments held at regional, state and national levels. These interscholastic competitions consist of a series of individual and team events that encourage learning in the areas of science, math and technology.
Last year's winner of the competition at SUNY New Paltz, C.J. Hooker Middle School (Goshen), won first place in the state and finished eleventh in the nation.
The Olympiad is devoted to improving the quality of science education, increasing student interest in science and providing recognition for outstanding achievement in science. Events have been designed to recognize the wide variety of skills that students possess and emphasize advanced learning in science through active, hands-on, group participation C an alternative to the "isolated scientist" stereotype C intended to remind students that science can be fun, exciting and challenging.
The Mid-Hudson Science Olympiad is organized by middle school teachers from the region and is supported by the SUNY New Paltz Office of Engineering Programs and the Office of Continuing and Professional Education. Registration for the one-day event will begin at 8 a.m. in the Lecture Center. The first public event will begin at 10:10 a.m. An awards ceremony will be held at 3:30 p.m. in the Lecture Center.
Hands-on Events (Open to the Public):
Bridge Building 10:10 - 12:20 p.m. Elting Gym
Mission Possible 10:10 - 12:55 p.m. Lecture Center
Mystery Construction 10:10 - 11:10 a.m. Lecture Center
Naked Egg Drop 11:55 - 2:05 p.m. Elting Gym
Propeller Propulsion 11:55 - 2:05 p.m. Elting Gym
Trajectory 1:05 - 3:15 p.m. Lecture Center
Wheeled Vehicles 1:05 - 3:15 p.m. Elting Gym
Study Events (Not Open to the Public):
Bio-Process Reach for the Stars
Don't Bug Me Road Scholar
Earth, Sea, & Sky What are you trying to tell me?
Experimental Design Write it/Do it
Fossils Physical Science Lab
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