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GVSU Science Olympiad celebrates 30 years

Posted on March 21, 2014

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Michigan Science Olympiad Regional Tournament at Grand Valley State University.

What began as a few tournaments in Michigan and Delaware has grown into a nationwide program with competitions in all 50 states. The focus of the Science Olympiad has remained relevant to today’s need to attract more students into the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields.

This year’s theme is Bridge to the Future. Students from 66 teams will be competing from 42 middle schools and 24 high schools from Kent and Ottawa counties. The tournament consists of events in biology, chemistry, physics, earth science, computers and technology. These events are a mixture of academic, engineering and design challenges.

Michigan Science Olympiad Region 12 Tournament
Saturday, March 29
9:15 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
4:30-6 p.m. award ceremony in the Fieldhouse Arena

Winners advance to the state tournament April 26 at Michigan State University.

For a complete list of events and more information visit or contact Margo Dill at Grand Valley’s Regional Math and Science Center at (616) 331-2272.

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