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Valley City Regional Science Olympiad Showcases STEM Skills of High School and Middle School Students

BySamantha Jones

Apr 3, 2024
Valley City State University Hosted Regional Science Olympiad Event on March 28th

Recently, Valley City State University hosted the Valley City Regional Science Olympiad for high school and middle school students. The event, which took place on March 28, drew the participation of approximately 350 students from 23 different teams representing 13 schools.

Students engaged in a range of activities that showcased their STEM-related skills and knowledge. Events included Robot Tour, Optics, Experimental Design, Can’t Judge a Powder, and more. The competition was a challenging yet rewarding experience for participants.

Dr. Teather Sundstrom, a professor of chemistry at VCSU and the Regional Director for Science Olympiad, expressed her satisfaction with the success of the event. She credited the support of VCSU faculty and staff, as well as engineers from the area who lent their expertise, for its success.

The competition took place across various venues on the VCSU campus, including Rhoades Science Center, Graichen Gym, Vangstad Auditorium, and the Valley City Rec Center. After a long day of competition and hard work by all teams involved in organizing this event they were rewarded with an awards ceremony held at Vangstad Auditorium where top five teams were announced.

Teams that qualified to move on to state competition at NDSU on April 20 include Ben Franklin (middle school) team Fargo Davies (high school), Red River (high school) Central Cass (middle & high school), Northern Cass (middle & high school) and Fargo North (high school).

By Samantha Jones

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