It’s kind of like a track meet.
But instead of running or jumping, these competitors are thinking and building.
The Regional Science Olympiad was held today at Dakota College at Bottineau.
About 300 students from schools across the northern tier of the state competed in 18 events, from fossil identification to rocket building.
The event gives students an outlet for competition that doesn’t involve sports.
(Angie Bartholomay, Science Olympiad Coordinator) “Maybe they excel in math and science and so this gives them an opportunity to excel.”
(Riley Piester, TGU-Granville Freshman) “I really have a passion for science and so I get to do what I love and compete against other kids who love doing the same thing as I do.”
The state Science Olympiad is in two weeks at NDSU.