Science Olympiad hits campus

Penn State Wilkes-Barre is the site for the 2008 PA Northeast Regional Science Olympiad. The competition will be held on Weds., March 12, 2008 from 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. at the Wilkes-Barre campus.

A grassroots organization comprised of educators and concerned citizens, the Science Olympiad's goal is to stimulate interest in science through the excitement of competition, with personal and team awards. Approximately 1000 students from 53 different high schools and middle schools from as far as Lockhaven, Pa., to the New York and New Jersey border will be competing at this year's event.

A total of 40 different activities will be held in the areas of science and engineering. Students will participate in astronomy, anatomy, forensics, food sciences, insect identification, meteorology, and robotics. Various other disciplines will also be tested. The winners of both the junior and senior high teams will advance to the state competition. Both high schools and middle schools from Abington Heights to Wyoming Valley West are registered to participate in this year's Science Olympiad.

For more information contact Mark Gregorio, Public Information Coordinator, Penn State Wilkes-Barre at 570-675-9269.