UW-Stevens Point to host North Regional Wisconsin Science Olympiad

More than 125 students, representing 26 teams from 17 high schools from central and northcentral Wisconsin, will compete in the Wisconsin Science Olympiad's North Regional Tournament at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point on Saturday, Feb. 15.

Held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., the competition will be held in the university's Chemistry Biology Building, located at 2101 Fourth Ave., Stevens Point. This is the second year UW-Stevens Point is hosting this event, which is free and open to the public.

Teams will participate in 28 science knowledge and skills tests and demonstrations, ranging from computer cryptography to thermodynamics to forensic chemistry to mechanical engineering design. Teachers from the participating high schools, along with UW-Stevens Point faculty members from Stevens Point and Wausau, will design, run and score the competition, adhering to national event requirements.

High schools competing in the 2020 North Regional Wisconsin Science Olympiad:

Lakeland Union

Medford Area

Wausau East
Wausau West
Xavier Appleton

Now in its 36th year, the Science Olympiad is the largest team science and technology competition in North America. The national tournament will be May 16-17 at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, North Carolina.

For more information, contact tournament organizer Keith Montgomery at keith.montgomery@uwsp.edu or 715-212-8008.

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