Kutztown University to Host Regional Science Olympiad March 15

Kutztown University to Host Regional Science Olympiad March 15

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KUTZTOWN, PA (02/21/2018) Kutztown University will host the Central Eastern Regional Science Olympiad on Thursday, March 15. The event begins at 9 a.m. in Boehm Science Center and ends with the closing ceremony at approximately 3 p.m. in Keystone Arena. The inclement weather date is Friday, March 16.

More than 700 students representing 26 high schools and 12 middle schools from Berks, Lehigh, Northampton, Northumberland and Schuylkill counties competing in 46 different events.

In its 34th year, the Science Olympiad is an international nonprofit organization devoted to improving the quality of K-12 science education, creating a passion for learning science and providing recognition for outstanding achievement in science education by both students and teachers. These goals are accomplished through classroom activities, research, professional development workshops and the encouragement of intramural, district, regional, state, national and international tournaments.

The Olympiad is organized by schools at the junior high and senior high levels. Each school sends one team to compete in a variety of events. High school teachers serve as the coaches, judges, and coordinators.

Olympiad competitions are conducted at four levels- local, regional, state and national. The local competition is designed to prepare students for regional competition. No teams are eliminated in the local competition. At the regional level the top ranked teams move on to the state competition. The Pennsylvania Science Olympiad State Tournament will take place at Juniata College on Saturday, April 28, 2018.

The official website of the International Science Olympiad is http://www.soinc.org/.

The current event schedule can be found at https://www.kutztown.edu/events/science-olympiad/events-and-rules.htm

For more information visit https://www.kutztown.edu/events/science-olympiad.htm

Participating Schools

Middle/Junior High Schools:

Boyertown Junior High East

Colonial Middle School

Conrad Weiser Middle School

Exeter Township Junior High School

Fleetwood Area Middle School

Kutztown Middle School

Nazareth Area Middle School

Orefield Middle School

Schuylkill Valley Middle School

Springhouse Middle School

Twin Valley Middle School

Upper Merion

High Schools:

Allentown Central Catholic High School

Bensalem Township High School

Bethlehem Catholic High School

Boyertown Area Senior High School

Conrad Weiser High School

Emmaus High School

Exeter Township Senior High School

Fleetwood Area High School

Freedom High School

Governor Mifflin High School

Kutztown Senior High School

Liberty High School

Moravian Academy Upper School

Nazareth Area High School

Northampton Area Senior High School

Northwestern Lehigh High School

Parkland High School

Perkiomen Valley High School

Plymouth Whitemarsh High School

Reading Senior High School

Schuylkill Valley High School

Upper Merion High School

Whitehall High School

Wilson High School- West Lawn

Wyoming Seminary

Wyomissing Area Junior/Senior High School