SUNY New Paltz to host state Science Olympiad for sixth year
NEW PALTZ -- For the sixth year, the State University of New York at New Paltz will host 37 middle schools at the 2003 New York State Science Olympiad from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 12.
The students participating in the exciting event have already won competitions on a regional level and are now competing on a state level of inter-school competition in 25 areas of scientific and technological skills. Winners will then go on to a national competition.
The Science Olympiad is an international nonprofit organization devoted to improving the quality of science education, increasing student interest in science and providing recognition for outstanding achievement in science education by both students and teachers. The Olympiad, originated in Delaware in 1984 and started in New York in 1985, has grown to include all 50 states, totaling more than 14,000 actively-participating K-12 schools.
The Science Olympiad tournaments are rigorous academic interscholastic competitions that consist of a series of individual and team events. The competitions follow the format of popular board games, TV shows and athletic games. 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 intended to remind students that science can be fun and challenging.
This tournament is organized by the New York State Science Olympiad, and is supported by the SUNY New Paltz Center for Continuing & Professional Education, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences and the School of Science and Engineering.
Area schools competing in the event include Highland, Onteora and Goshen, last year's champions. All news media interested in covering the event should contact Public Affairs at (845) 257-3245 by Friday, April 11, for details.
Located in the heart of a dynamic college town, 90 minutes from metropolitan New York City, the State University of New York at New Paltz is a highly selective college of about 8,000 undergraduate and graduate students.
One of the most well-regarded public colleges in the nation, New Paltz delivers an extraordinary number of majors in Business, Liberal Arts, Sciences, Engineering, Fine and Performing Arts and Education.
New Paltz embraces its culture as a community where talented and independent minded people from around the world create close personal links with real scholars and artists who love to teach.