Statewide Science Olympiad to be held at Kennesaw State University

On May 10‚ teams of elementary students from around the state will converge on Kennesaw State…

Georgia (May 1, 2003) — Statewide Science Olympiad to be held at Kennesaw State University

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On May 10‚ teams of elementary students from around the state will converge on Kennesaw State University to celebrate science during the second annual Georgia Elementary Science Olympiad. This event‚ scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.‚ engages students in a variety of science projects designed to put knowledge to work in solving particular science problems. These challenging and motivating events involve the application of life‚ earth and physical science‚ as well as engineering skills.



Activities during the day might include a team of students launching a water rocket they have constructed‚ preparing an egg for safe landing on a target several feet from the drop site‚ answering a series of science questions at five stations located along an obstacle course or using various types of maps to answer questions. In their preparation‚ the ESO students not only learn about science‚ but also how to use science.



The day begins with students dressed in colorful team t−shirts‚ parading in Kennesaw State's gymnasium‚ to rousing cheers of friends and teachers. Medals and ribbons will be presented at a closing awards ceremony beginning at 12:30 p.m.



"This is a day when science is celebrated and enjoyed by children and adults alike‚" said Milton Stombler‚ director of the Georgia Science Olympiad program.



The event is planned and implemented by students from Berkmar High School in Gwinnett County‚ individuals from the CDC‚ Lockheed and the Georgia Mineral Society‚ as well as teachers and administrators from around the state. The ESO events are designed to be fun as well as educational.



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Kennesaw State University is a comprehensive‚ residential institution with a growing student population of 15‚600 from 118 countries. The fifth largest out of 34 institutions in the University System of Georgia‚ KSU offers 55 undergraduate and graduate degree programs.



 

A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers more than 150 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its approximately 41,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia and the third-largest university in the state. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the region and from 92 countries across the globe. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status, and one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country. For more information, visit kennesaw.edu

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