Science Olympiad celebrates Year of Chemistry 201

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As Grand Valley State University celebrates its 50th anniversary, the 2011 Michigan Science Olympiad Region 12 Tournament at Grand Valley is celebrating the International Year of Chemistry. At this year’s Science Olympiad competition, five chemistry related events will be highlighted. The events include Can’t Judge a Powder, Chemistry Lab, Crime Busters, Forensics and Protein Modeling.

Middle and high school students from 73 schools in Kent and Ottawa counties are preparing to show off their science and mathematics skills. This is Grand Valley’s 27th year hosting the regional tournament, which consists of events in biology, chemistry, physics, earth science, computers and technology. These events are a mixture of academic, engineering and design challenges.

Michigan Science Olympiad Region 12 Tournament
Saturday, March 26
9:15 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Award ceremony 4:30-6 p.m.
GVSU Allendale Campus
Headquarters is located in room 192 in the Fieldhouse
Public is invited to attend open events

Winners advance to the state tournament held Saturday, April 30, at Michigan State University.

For a complete schedule of events, event locations, and participating schools, contact Grand Valley’s Regional Math and Science Center at (616) 331-2267, or visit www.gvsu.edu/mso-r12.