April 14, 2024 1:27 pm
Valley City State University Hosted Regional Science Olympiad Event on March 28th

The Valley City Regional Science Olympiad was recently held at Valley City State University, drawing the participation of approximately 350 students from 23 different teams representing 13 schools. The event took place on Thursday, March 28 and showcased 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 how rewarding it was to see local students competing in the event. She credited the success of the competition 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. Students engaged in a wide range of events, including Robot Tour, Optics, Experimental Design, Can’t Judge a Powder and more.

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 C (high school students), Central Cass for Division C (high school students), Northern Cass for Division C (high school students) and Fargo North for Division C (high school students).

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