KSU hosts Eighth Annual Science Olympiad State Tournament
Largest Science Olympiad for elementary school students in the U.S.
(May 13, 2010) — Largest Science Olympiad for elementary school students in the U.S.
Kennesaw, Ga. (May 12, 2010) — Aerodynamic paper airplanes that can fly straight to a target, water rockets made
from plastic bottles, aluminum foil barges, and suspension bridges made out of straws
and straight pins. These are just a few of the experiments that will test the creative
and scientific skills of the more than 1,300 third, fourth and fifth graders participating
in the Eighth Annual Science Olympiad State Tournament at Kennesaw State University,
Sixty-four teams representing elementary schools from across Georgia will compete
in 18 different events at the Eighth Annual Science Olympiad State Tournament. This
is the largest Science Olympiad for elementary school students in the U.S.
In addition to the tournament, students and spectators will have the opportunity to
participate in a number of science-based activities and demonstrations including performances
by the Physics Juggler, Big Thinkers and the award-winning robotics team from Cobb
County’s Kell High School.
Saturday, May 15
8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Kennesaw State University
Kennesaw State University, 1000 Chastain Rd.
For times and locations of specific events visit our Web site
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.