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Valley City Regional Science Olympiad Showcases STEM Skills of Future Innovators

BySamantha Nguyen

Apr 3, 2024
Valley City State University Hosted Regional Science Olympiad Event on March 28th

On Thursday, March 28, high school and middle school students from around the region gathered at Valley City State University for the annual Valley City Regional Science Olympiad. With approximately 350 participants from 23 teams representing 13 schools, the competition was a showcase of STEM-related activities that challenged students’ knowledge and skills.

Dr. Teather Sundstrom, a professor of chemistry at VCSU and Regional Director for Science Olympiad, expressed her excitement about seeing local students competing 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 campus, including Rhoades Science Center, Graichen Gym, Vangstad Auditorium, and the Valley City Rec Center. Students engaged in a wide range of events, including Robot Tour, Optics, Experimental Design, Can’t Judge a Powder, and more.

The day culminated in an awards ceremony held at Vangstad Auditorium where the top five teams were announced. The Ben Franklin team qualified for Division B (middle school students), while Fargo Davies and Red River teams qualified for Division C (high school students). Additionally, Central Cass qualified for both divisions A and B. Northern Cass also qualified for Division B (middle school students), while Dakota Prairie qualified for Division C (high school students). Lastly Kulm team qualifies to state competition along with Fargo North team from division C(Highschool)

By Samantha Nguyen

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