Madrid-Waddington, Potsdam, Norwood-Norfolk students to compete in Science Olympiad at Clarkson Feb. 2
Tuesday, January 29, 2013 - 5:35 pm

POTSDAM -- Elastic airplane gliders, robots, and science-oriented Madrid-Waddington, Potsdam and Norwood-Norfolk high school students will soon converge on Clarkson University. Clarkson will again host the Adirondack Regional Science Olympiad Feb. 2.

Twelve teams from nine schools will compete in 20 different events.

The winning team will advance to the New York State Science Olympiad.

The Olympiad will runs from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., will include a series of academic competitions in astronomy, anatomy and physiology, forestry and thermodynamics. A series of building competitions will be held in the afternoon.

The elastic glider competition will be from noon to 1 p.m. and 1 to 2 p.m. in the Student Center multi-purpose rooms. Students will fly model airplanes to determine who can keep theirs aloft the longest.

The “mag lev” competition will be from 1 to 2 and 2 to 3 p.m. in Science Center 160 and will determine which team can power a vehicle the furthest along a magnetic track.

The “robot arm” competition will be from 1 to 2 p.m. and 2 to 3 p.m. in the CAMP atrium and will require students to control robots and have them complete a series of challenges.