Some 400 students to visit campus for Science Olympiad

Contact: Mark Schwerin
Photo of kids doing a science project.

WMU faculty, staff and students will be volunteering at the Science Olympiad.

KALAMAZOO, Mich.—More than 400 middle and high school students from Allegan, Barry, Branch, Calhoun and Kalamazoo counties will gather Saturday, March 28, at Western Michigan University for the Region 10 Science Olympiad competition.

The competition will run from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. in various campus locations, with the awards ceremony from 4 to 5 p.m. in the Bernhard Center Ballroom. Competitive events will take place in Wood Hall, Rood Hall, Chemistry Building, Sangren Hall, Bernhard Center and the Student Recreation Center. Approximately 150 WMU students, faculty and staff volunteers will be involved in some aspect of the Olympiad.

About the competition

There are 46 competitive events designed to test competitor's knowledge of physical, applied and health science areas. Individuals and teams will compete in events such as trajectory, bridge building, anatomy and physiology, cellular biology, technical writing, astronomy and other topics.

The Science Olympiad is a national, nonprofit organization designed to promote scientific literacy among all students, a goal shared by education, business, industry and government.

To learn more about Science Olympiad in Michigan, visit

The Region 10 tournament director is Scot Conant of WMU's College of Engineering and Applied Sciences.

For more information, contact Conant at or (269) 276-3272 .

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