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Northwest Missouri State University

News Release

Jan. 13, 2009

Northwest to host middle school Science Olympiad

Approximately 180 students from middle schools throughout northwest Missouri will visit the Northwest campus Saturday, Jan. 31, in order to participate in the Missouri Region I Junior High Science Olympiad.

Twelve teams of 15 students each are signed up to compete in more than 20 events at the Olympiad, which is being staffed and organized by Northwest faculty members from the departments of Agriculture, Biological Sciences, Chemistry and Physics, and Geology and Geography.

University students from Beta Beta Beta, a biology honors society, and Gamma Sigma Epsilon, a chemistry honors society, will also be on hand to help with the day's activities.

Contests will take place in the Garrett-Strong Science Building and Horace Mann Laboratory School gymnasium. An awards ceremony will follow.

The top four teams will advance to the state Science Olympiad scheduled to take place March 14 at the University of Missouri-Columbia.

After the regional winners are announced, their names and schools will be published on the Northwest News and Events Web page ( ).

For more information about the Olympiad, call Dr. Gretchen Thornsberry of the Department of Chemistry and Physics at 660.562.1215 (ext. 1215 on campus) or e-mail .

For more information, please contact:

Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

Northwest Missouri State University
215 Administration Building | 800 University Drive | Maryville, MO 64468