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1,200 local students compete in STEM challenges during annual Science Olympiad

Students testing their hover craft during a Science Olympiad competition. More than 1,200 local middle and high school students spent March 17 building bottle rockets, dissecting thermodynamics, solving crimes, constructing towers and much more at Grand Valley during the 34th annual Region 12 Science Olympiad tournament. Students from more than 60 middle and high schools from across West Michigan showcased their knowledge in biology, earth science, chemistry, physics and technology during various contests on the Allendale Campus. The annual event is facilitated by Grand Valley's Regional Math and Science Center.

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