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

The Valley City Regional Science Olympiad was recently hosted by Valley City State University (VCSU) for high school and middle school students. The event took place on March 28 and saw the participation of approximately 350 students from 23 different teams representing 13 schools.

Students engaged in a wide range of events, including Robot Tour, Optics, Experimental Design, Can’t Judge a Powder, and more. The competition was a showcase of STEM-related activities that challenged the students’ knowledge and skills.

Dr. Teather Sundstrom, a professor of chemistry at VCSU and the Regional Director for Science Olympiad, expressed her enthusiasm about the event. “It’s always rewarding to see local students competing in this type of event,” she said. “The success of the Olympiad is due in large part to the support of VCSU faculty and staff, as well as engineers from the area who lent their expertise.”

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. The day culminated in an awards ceremony held at Vangstad Auditorium, where the top 5 teams were announced.

Teams that qualified to move on to the state competition at NDSU on April 20 include Ben Franklin for Division B (middle school students), Fargo Davies for Division C (high school students), Red River for Division B (middle school students), Northern Cass for Division C (high school students), Fargo North for Division C (high school students), Kulm for Division B (middle school students), Central Cass for Division B (middle school students), Dakota Prairie for Division B (middle school students) and Northern Cass for Division C (high school

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