Utah Science Olympiad 2009

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Powerpoint Presentation created by Weber state for the 2009 competition.

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  • 1. Science Olympiad 2009

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  • 20 thanniversary of Science Olympiad in Utah
  • 70 teams from 62 schools from 18 school districts
        • (previous high 49 teams)
  • 17 new schools,5 new districts
  • 6 title one schools

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  • Science Olympiad is a lot of work why do you do it?
  • I like my students to be able to show how much they have learned
  • They learn to work together as a team
  • It helps the students learn to organize their time
  • The students really enjoy it.They have a lot of fun and learn in the process
  • I attended as a parent a few years ago and saw the excitement in the kids and that got me hooked

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  • Why should someone sponsor Science Olympiad?
  • It is a positive activity for youth that promotes education, self-motivation and commitment
  • Anything we can do to increase a student s commitment to learning science will pay off in the future
  • It helps kids think about careers in science when America is producing fewer and fewer scientists

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  • Has Science Olympiad had an impact on your students?
  • I had a student go into astrophysics at Berkley all because of this program
  • I have had students go to Science Olympiad and it has helped them become more excited about learning
  • I have a lot of female students get more interested in science
  • I have one student who gets poor grades but had a blast, learned a little science, and promised to be back next year

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  • Scholarship opportunities
  • WSU gave over $73,000 in scholarships
  • UofU Engineering gave over $52,000 in scholarships
  • USU College of Science and Natural Resources alsogave scholarships

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