POTSDAM -- Students from St. Lawrence County and around the North Country will compete in Science Olympiad at Clarkson University Saturday.
A full range of science disciplines will be represented in 14 different competition events. The events range from a building a functional car that is powered by a mousetrap to robotics event to building an instrument that can produce a particular note, to designing helicopters, to an astronomy event.
A total of 14 teams from the North Country region, including nine from St. Lawrence County, will compete.
Among the contests, middle School students, grades 5-8, will compete in a MATHCOUNTS competition. Consisting of fun and creative problems that promote critical-thinking and problem-solving skills, the MATHCOUNTS competitions have written and oral rounds, as well as individual and team components. There are three teams from St. Lawrence County: Potsdam, Norwood-Norfolk and St. Lawrence Central (Brasher Falls).