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Utah Science Olympiad 2009


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Powerpoint Presentation created by Weber state for the 2009 competition.

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Utah Science Olympiad 2009

  1. 1. Science Olympiad 2009
  2. 3. <ul><li>20 th anniversary of Science Olympiad in Utah </li></ul><ul><li>70 teams from 62 schools from 18 school districts </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>(previous high – 49 teams) </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>17 new schools, 5 new districts </li></ul><ul><li>6 title one schools </li></ul>
  3. 12. <ul><li>Science Olympiad is a lot of work – why do you do it? </li></ul><ul><li>I like my students to be able to show how much they have learned </li></ul><ul><li>They learn to work together as a team </li></ul><ul><li>It helps the students learn to organize their time </li></ul><ul><li>The students really enjoy it. They have a lot of fun and learn in the process </li></ul><ul><li>I attended as a parent a few years ago and saw the excitement in the kids and that got me hooked </li></ul>
  4. 23. <ul><li>Why should someone sponsor Science Olympiad? </li></ul><ul><li>It is a positive activity for youth that promotes education, self-motivation and commitment </li></ul><ul><li>Anything we can do to increase a student ’s commitment to learning science will pay off in the future </li></ul><ul><li>It helps kids think about careers in science when America is producing fewer and fewer scientists </li></ul>
  5. 37. <ul><li>Has Science Olympiad had an impact on your students? </li></ul><ul><li>I had a student go into astrophysics at Berkley all because of this program </li></ul><ul><li>I have had students go to Science Olympiad and it has helped them become more excited about learning </li></ul><ul><li>I have a lot of female students get more interested in science </li></ul><ul><li>I have one student who gets poor grades but had a blast, learned a little science, and promised to be back next year </li></ul>
  6. 44. <ul><li>Scholarship opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>WSU gave over $73,000 in scholarships </li></ul><ul><li>UofU Engineering gave over $52,000 in scholarships </li></ul><ul><li>USU College of Science and Natural Resources also gave scholarships </li></ul>