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 A 2nd Place- Vestal Team A 3rd Place- Maine-Endwell Astronomy 1st Place- Maine-Endwell 2nd Place- Chenango Valley 3rd Place- Union- Endicott A Boomilever 1st Place- Union-Endicott A 2nd Place- Maine-Endwell 3rd Place- Seton Catholic Chemistry Labs 1st Place- Corning West 2nd Place- Maine Endwell 3rd Place- Seton Catholic Circuit Lab 1st Place- Maine-Endwell 2nd Place- Corning West 3rd Place- Sidney HS Designer Genes 1st Place- Union-Endicott A 2nd Place- Maine-Endwell 3rd Place- Chenango Forks Disease Detectives 1st Place- Chenango Forks 2nd Place- Vestal Team A 3rd Place- Binghamton Team B Dynamic Planet 1st Place- Maine-Endwell 2nd Place- Vestal Team A 3rd Place- Sidney HS Experimental Design 1st Place- Vestal Team A 2nd Place- Corning West 3rd Place- Maine-Endwell Fermi Questions 1st Place- Vestal Team A 2nd Place- Binghamton Team B 3rd Place- Maine-Endwell Forensics 1st Place- Maine-Endwell 2nd Place- Vestal Team A 3rd Place- Seton Catholic Forestry 1st Place- Vestal Team A 2nd Place- Maine-Endwell 3rd Place- Seton Catholic Geologic Mapping 1st Place- Maine-Endwell 2nd Place- Vestal Team B 3rd Place- Vestal Team A Gravity Vehicle 1st Place- Union-Endicott A 2nd Place- Maine-Endwell 3rd Place- Binghamton Team B Magnetic Levitation 1st Place- Maine-Endwell 2nd Place- Sidney HS 3rd Place- Union-Endicott A Material Science 1st Place- Sidney HS 2nd Place- Vestal Team B 3rd Place- Deposit Central Remote Sensing 1st Place- Maine-Endwell 2nd Place- Tioga Central 3rd Place- Vestal Team A Robot Arm 1st Place- Maine-Endwell 2nd Place- Corning West 3rd Place- Vestal Team A Rocks and Minerals 1st Place- Maine-Endwell 2nd Place- Vestal Team A 3rd Place- Chenango Forks Technical Problem Solving 1st Place- Corning West 2nd Place- Union-Endicott A 3rd Place- Union-Endicott B Thermodynamics 1st Place- Maine-Endwell 2nd Place- Seton Catholic 3rd Place- Tioga Central Triple E Animals 1st Place- Maine-Endwell 2nd Place- Vestal Team A 3rd Place- Tioga Central Water Quality 1st Place- Vestal Team A 2nd Place- Union-Endicott A 3rd Place- Maine-Endwell Write it / Do it 1st Place- Vestal Team A 2nd Place- Seton Catholic 3rd Place- Union-Endicott A Final Results 1st Place-- Maine Endwell 2nd Place- Vestal Team A 3rd Place- Union Endicott Team A 4th Place- Binghamton Team B