Members of the Chichester High School Science Olympiad team pose with their teachers following the competition at Neumann University.

Members of the Chichester High School Science Olympiad team pose with their teachers following the competition at Neumann University.

Area middle and high school students participated last week in a Science Olympiad held at Neumann University.

Held at Cabrini College for many years, this marks the second year the event, which includes classroom science and practical applications, was hosted by Neumann.

Dr. Margaret Stewart, a Neumann assistant professor of communications/media arts, said 1,200 plus students representing 60 middle and high schools participated in the day long event.

“In addition, we have more than 100 Neumann student volunteers, faculty and staff helping us with this,” Stewart said. “The disciplines covered include physics, chemistry, earth science, environmental science, geology, computers, technology, and biology. Literally every discipline in the science spectrum is represented.”

The Olympiad consists of a series of individual and team events, which students prepare for throughout the year. Students are required to know science facts, concepts, process skills, and science applications.

In addition, during the day there were open-house activities related to science and mathematics demonstrations as well as career counseling sessions conducted by Neumann professors.

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