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February 4, 2013

Science Olympiad to be held Feb. 23 at ABAC

TIFTON — The School of Science and Mathematics at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College will host the Regional Science Olympiad for high school students on Feb. 23. The event will take place from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. at various locations on campus, culminating with an awards ceremony in Gressette Gym at 3 p.m.

“We have 150 students in 12 teams from surrounding counties who will compete in this event,” said Melanie Partlow, Assistant Professor of Mathematics in the School of Science and Mathematics and Co-Director of the Science Olympiad.

Students will compete in various fields including biology, chemistry, physics, anatomy, and mathematics. They will also take part in device events where students have to create items including a gravity vehicle, magnetically-levitated vehicles, and a robot arm.  

Winners of the Science Olympiad at ABAC will advance to the State Science Olympiad, and the winners there will compete in the National Science Olympiad.

For more information on the Science Olympiad, interested persons can contact Partlow at mpartlow@abac.edu.

 

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