High Schoolers Compete at Science Olympiad
Hundreds of local high schoolers showed off their science skills Saturday.
Fifteen teams of students competed in the Science Olympiad tournament at Broome Community College.
"They get to meet other students from other schools who are as interested and excited about science as they are," said Event Coordinator Dan Brennan.
Students competed in more than 20 science-related events in fields ranging from chemistry to astrophysics. In one competition, students created robots and tested them by moving ping pong balls into cups. In another, they tried to reach a finish line with what are known as gravity vehicles.
These types of competitions encourage students to pursue careers in science, Brennan said.
"Obviously we know that science and technology jobs are important parts of our region and the national economy," he said. "And I think anything that encourages science is a very good thing."
The top three teams from Saturday's event will go on to compete at the state level in early March.
Those winning teams will move on to the national competition set for May in Ohio.
The results are:
Anatomy and Physiology 1st Place- Union-Endicott A2nd Place- Vestal Team A 3rd Place- Maine-Endwell
Astronomy 1st Place- Maine-Endwell2nd Place- Chenango Valley3rd Place- Union- Endicott A
Boomilever1st Place- Union-Endicott A2nd Place- Maine-Endwell3rd Place- Seton Catholic
Chemistry Labs1st Place- Corning West2nd Place- Maine Endwell 3rd Place- Seton Catholic
Circuit Lab1st Place- Maine-Endwell 2nd Place- Corning West3rd Place- Sidney HS
Designer Genes1st Place- Union-Endicott A2nd Place- Maine-Endwell3rd Place- Chenango Forks
Disease Detectives1st Place- Chenango Forks2nd Place- Vestal Team A3rd Place- Binghamton Team B
Dynamic Planet1st Place- Maine-Endwell2nd Place- Vestal Team A3rd Place- Sidney HS
Experimental Design1st Place- Vestal Team A2nd Place- Corning West3rd Place- Maine-Endwell
Fermi Questions1st Place- Vestal Team A2nd Place- Binghamton Team B3rd Place- Maine-Endwell
Forensics1st Place- Maine-Endwell 2nd Place- Vestal Team A3rd Place- Seton Catholic
Forestry 1st Place- Vestal Team A2nd Place- Maine-Endwell 3rd Place- Seton Catholic
Geologic Mapping1st Place- Maine-Endwell 2nd Place- Vestal Team B3rd Place- Vestal Team A
Gravity Vehicle1st Place- Union-Endicott A2nd Place- Maine-Endwell 3rd Place- Binghamton Team B
Magnetic Levitation1st Place- Maine-Endwell 2nd Place- Sidney HS3rd Place- Union-Endicott A
Material Science1st Place- Sidney HS 2nd Place- Vestal Team B3rd Place- Deposit Central
Remote Sensing 1st Place- Maine-Endwell 2nd Place- Tioga Central3rd Place- Vestal Team A
Robot Arm1st Place- Maine-Endwell2nd Place- Corning West3rd Place- Vestal Team A
Rocks and Minerals 1st Place- Maine-Endwell 2nd Place- Vestal Team A3rd Place- Chenango Forks
Technical Problem Solving1st Place- Corning West2nd Place- Union-Endicott A3rd Place- Union-Endicott B
Thermodynamics1st Place- Maine-Endwell 2nd Place- Seton Catholic3rd Place- Tioga Central
Triple E Animals1st Place- Maine-Endwell 2nd Place- Vestal Team A3rd Place- Tioga Central
Water Quality 1st Place- Vestal Team A2nd Place- Union-Endicott A3rd Place- Maine-Endwell
Write it / Do it1st Place- Vestal Team A2nd Place- Seton Catholic3rd Place- Union-Endicott A
Final Results1st Place-- Maine Endwell 2nd Place- Vestal Team A3rd Place- Union Endicott Team A4th Place- Binghamton Team B