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

On March 28, Valley City State University hosted the Valley City Regional Science Olympiad for high school and middle school students. The event attracted approximately 350 students from 23 different teams representing 13 schools.

Students showcased their STEM-related knowledge and skills by participating in a wide range of events, including 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, expressed her satisfaction at seeing local students competing in the event. She credited the success of the Olympiad 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 concluded with an awards ceremony held at Vangstad Auditorium where the top 5 teams were announced.

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

By Sophia Gonzalez

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