Assumption College Hosts Science Olympiad’s Middle School State Tourney

Assumption College will host the 28th annual Science Olympiad’s Massachusetts middle school division state tournament on Saturday, March 17.

Approximately 450 students from middle schools across Massachusetts will participate in the team-based science competition that features 23 hands-on events in various branches of science including biology, chemistry, earth science, physics and engineering. Science Olympiad's ever-changing event lineup provides a variety of career choices and exposure to practicing scientists and mentors. The competition’s goal is to boost interest in the STEM fields (science, technology, engineering and mathematics), thereby creating a technologically literate workforce as well as to provide recognition for outstanding achievement by students and teachers.

Individual students earn medals and ribbons for placing at the top in their events; the winning school will be invited to the national tournament, which will be held in May at the University of Central Florida.

The Massachusetts state tournament for the middle school division has been held at Assumption since 2004. Volunteers will be from Assumption, MIT, Brandeis, UMass Amherst, UMass Memorial Healthcare, the National Weather Service, Entegris, and the City of Worcester Water Department.

The competition will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. across campus; the awards ceremony starts at 4 p.m. in Laska Gymnasium. Check-in will be in Testa Science Center, Room 155. Click here for details about the events and schedule.

Kimberly Dunbar, Director of Public Affairs, Assumption College @AssumptionNews