January 31, 2014--Approximately 800 students from 26 Minnesota and Wisconsin high schools competed in the third annual Science Olympiad Border Battle held at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls on Jan. 25.
The event, organized by UWRF physics Professor Earl Blodgett, featured 48 high school teams competing in 23 National Science Olympiad events as well as five trial events specific to Wisconsin and one trial event specific to Minnesota.
Medals were awarded to the top four finishers in both divisions (based on school size) in all 29 events in the tournament. In addition, team trophies were awarded to the top four teams in each division. Team results are listed below. Visit http://www.uwrf.edu/PHYS/olympiad/Awards.cfm for a complete list of all awards and additional information about the tournament.
About Science Olympiad
In its 31st year, Science Olympiad has become the largest team science and technology competition in North America and has been recognized as a model program in the National Science Standards by the National Research Council. Unlike many other physics, biology or chemistry competitions, Science Olympiad mixes the various science disciplines of biology, earth science, chemistry, physics and technology together in one competition. For more information about Science Olympiad, visit http://soinc.org/ or http://wisconsinso.org.