• UWA hosts 12th annual Elementary Science Olympiad for area students

    Posted: November 01, 2013

    Author: Sydney Meeks

    The University of West Alabama College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics hosted its 12th annual Elementary Science Olympiad competition on Tuesday, Oct. 22. The Southern Academy Science Olympiad Team, the Southern Beakers, won first place overall at the competition held on the UWA campus in Livingston, Ala. Second place was awarded to the Blue Team of Montgomery Catholic Preparatory School.

    The event welcomed 4th-6th grade students who participated in 19 events focused in areas of biology, physical science and mathematics. Approximately 275 students participated in the Science Olympiad.

    “The students thoroughly enjoyed themselves in the good spirit of competition. We are already looking forward to next year,” Dr. Janis Beaird, professor of biological and environmental sciences, said.

    Science Olympiad is a national non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of K-12 science education, increasing male, female and minority interest in science, creating a technologically literate workforce and providing recognition for outstanding achievement by both students and teachers.

    These goals are achieved by participating in Science Olympiad tournaments and non-competitive events, incorporating Science Olympiad into classroom curriculum and attending teacher-training institutes.

    For more information on the Science Olympiad, contact Dr. Janis Beaird at 205-652-3710 or via email jbeaird@uwa.edu.

    Picture 1: Montgomery Catholic Preparatory School awarded second place.

    Picture 2:
    Southern Academy team, the Southern Beakers, awarded first place.

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