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Montana Science Olympiad to be held Nov. 25 at MSU

November 13, 2008 -- From MSU News Service

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BOZEMAN -- Approximately 850 students from all over Montana will compete in this year's Montana Science Olympiad to be held Tuesday, Nov. 25, at Montana State University.

Thirty-nine middle school teams and 35 high school teams have signed up for a variety of contests that include building bridges and model airplanes, solving crimes, identifying fossils, interpreting maps and more. Fifteen contests are available to each age group.

Opening ceremonies will begin at 8:15 a.m. in the ballrooms of the Strand Union Building. Competitions will run from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and be held all over campus. The awards ceremony will begin at 4 p.m. in the SUB ballrooms.

The Science Math Resource Center at MSU will host the Olympiad. Most of the events are run by MSU students or faculty. MSU participants include the ASCE Student Chapter, Chi Epsilon, Society of Physics Students, the Undergraduate Chemistry Society and several departments.

In conjunction with the Olympiad, a Science Fun Night for Teens will run from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday, Nov. 24, at MSU's Museum of the Rockies. All teens are welcome, but the goal is to give out-of-town teams an opportunity to see the new exhibits. Cost is $5 per student.

Evelyn Boswell, (406) 994-5135 or evelynb@montana.edu