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

The Valley City Regional Science Olympiad was recently hosted by Valley City State University, attracting approximately 350 students from 23 different teams representing 13 schools. The competition took place on Thursday, March 28 and showcased a range of 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 her satisfaction at seeing local students participating 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 culminated in an awards ceremony held at Vangstad Auditorium, where the top 5 teams were announced.

Out of the participating teams, five qualified to move on to the state competition at NDSU on April 20 – Ben Franklin, Central Cass, Kulm, Northern Cass, and Dakota Prairie for Division B (middle school students), and Fargo Davies, Red River, Central Cass, Northern Cass

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