High school teams to compete in Science Olympiad

By UW-Marathon County

More than 100 students, representing 18 teams from 10 high schools, including D.C. Everest, Marshfield, Mosinee and Wausau West, will be competing Saturday, Feb. 11, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the North Regional Tournament of the Wisconsin Science Olympiad at the University of Wisconsin-Marathon County (UWMC). Qualifiers from the tournament will advance to the state tournament at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, April 7-8.

This is the tenth year UWMC has hosted the competition, held in the Fieldhouse and throughout the campus, located at the intersection of S. 7th and Garfield avenues in Wausau. The event is free and spectators are welcome to watch the competition.

Teams will compete in 25 science knowledge and skills events tests and demonstrations, ranging from computer coding to materials science to forensics to hovercraft to WiFi to robot arm. Teachers from the participating high schools along with UWMC and UW-Stevens Point faculty members will design and run the competition, adhering to national event requirements.

Now in its 16th year, the Science Olympiad is the largest team science and technology competition in North America. The national tournament will be in Dayton, Ohio, May 19-20.

High schools competing in the North Regional Wisconsin Science Olympiad: Athens, D.C. Everest, Marshfield, Medford, Menomonie, Mosinee, Neenah, Stanley-Boyd, Tomah and Wausau West.

For more information, contact Keith Montgomery, UWMC dean and regional executive officer for UW Colleges North Region, at keith.montgomery@uwc.edu or 715-212-8008.


Brian Becker