Science Olympiad gears up for competitions

Matthew Rubenstein, Staff Writer

A new club this year, Science Olympiad is a science and math based club with two competitions: one in December and one in March.

“Competitions have 23 events each and 15 people per team,” club president Hallie Chen said.

Competition events can range from building helicopters and hovercrafts to competing in categories like forensics and chemistry. The competitions aren’t all science and robots, however. Other categories include Game On, a computer programming challenge; Optics, using mirrors to guide lasers; and Mission Possible, a challenge to build a Rube Goldberg machine, a complicated machine designed to do a simple task.

“I’ve already seen some pretty motivated students, so we’ll see how this year goes,” club advisor David Bradley said.

Science Olympiad Club meets Mondays after school in room 5223.