Valley City State University Hosted Regional Science Olympiad Event on March 28th

Regional Science Olympiad Thrills Local Students with Robotics, Chemistry and More

The Valley City Regional Science Olympiad took place on March 28 at Valley City State University, featuring high school and middle school students from 23 teams representing 13 schools. Over 350 students participated in various events such as Robot Tour, Optics, Experimental Design, Can’t Judge a Powder and more. Dr. Teather Sundstrom, a professor of chemistry at VCSU and the Regional Director for Science Olympiad was thrilled to see local students competing in the event.

The success of the competition was attributed to the support of VCSU faculty and staff, as well as engineers from the area who lent their expertise. The competition took place in different venues across the VCSU campus including Rhoades Science Center, Graichen Gym, Vangstad Auditorium and the Valley City Rec Center.

The day ended with an awards ceremony held at Vangstad Auditorium where the top 5 teams were announced. Out of these teams, Ben Franklin, Central Cass, Kulm Northern Cass and Dakota Prairie qualified for Division B (middle school students) while Fargo Davies Red River Central Cass Northern Cass and Fargo North qualified for Division C (high school students) to move on to the state competition at NDSU on April 20th.

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