CEISMC hosts Georgia Tech Division C Atlanta regional tournament for 2018 Science Olympiad
Feb 12, 2018 | Atlanta, GA - Georgia Tech - G. Wayne Clough Undergraduate Learning Commons
On February 10, 2018, CEISMC hosted a Division C regional tournament for the Science Olympiad, a nationally recognized competition for enhancing science education and interest. The regional tournament took place at Georgia Tech in the G. Wayne Clough Undergraduate Learning Commons, where 20 teams of high school students competed in 23 different age-related events emphasizing STEM applications throughout the day. The teams represented high schools from the Metro Atlanta area and competed in events that involved topics ranging from life science to engineering design. Some of the 2018 Division C events included: anatomy and physiology, herpetology, astronomy, thermodynamics, material science, forensics, Fermi questions, and experimental design.
At the awards ceremony, the top three teams were awarded trophies, and the top two teams also received plaques. Tournament Director Tiarra Moore described the successful outcome of the competition. “As a novice Tournament Director for the 2018 Regional Science Olympiad Tournament, planning such a large and prestigious event was intimidating. However, I had a dynamic team of volunteers who made the event a success,” said Moore. She continued, “The competing teams were absolutely phenomenal, and I had a blast viewing the competition and watching the excitement on students' faces when they received their awards. I am very proud of all of the participants. Job well done!” All winning teams, listed below, will advance from regional to state to national competitions. The Division C Georgia State Tournament will be held in March.
First place: Gwinnett School of Math, Science, and Technology Team 1
Second place: Walton High School Team 1
Third place: Gwinnett School of Math, Science, and Technology Team 2
Fourth place: Walton High School Team 2
Fifth place: Wheeler High School Team 1
*Schools that advanced to compete at the state level: Gwinnett School of Math, Science, and Technology, Walton High School, Wheeler High School, and Woodward Academy.
By Rosemary Pitrone - CEISMC Communications