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March 2018

ASU-Newport Hosts AR Science Olympiad Competition

For the first time in its history, Arkansas State University – Newport held one of two regional competitions for the Arkansas Science Olympiad on Saturday, March 10.

ASUN hosted 80 junior high and middle school students in team-based competitions including herpetology, potions and poisons (chemistry), anatomy and physiology, microbiology and a tower event.

Students participating in the tower contest built a tall structure and utilized the principles of physics to ensure the its strength as scoops of sand were added to a bucket until the weight toppled the tower, while students competing in the microbiology event visited stations and identified various substances.

“We’re honored to be part of this year’s Science Olympiad competition,” said Joe Campbell, ASUN’s Dean of General Education. “It was truly an institution-wide effort and an amazing day. We lived up to the high standard of efficiency and hospitality that ASUN is known for around the state and we look forward to similar events in the future.”

For over 30 years, Science Olympiad competitions have led a revolution in science education. What began as a grassroots assembly of science teachers is now one of the premiere science competitions in the nation, providing rigorous, standards-based challenges to nearly 7,000 teams in all 50 states. Science Olympiad’s ever-changing line-up of events in all STEM disciplines exposes students to practicing scientists and career choices, and energizes classroom teachers with a dynamic content experience.

Division B Winning Teams:


3rd Place - Nettleton Junior High School Team 1


2nd Place - Cabot Junior High South


1st Place - Annie Camp Junior High Team 1

Division C Winning Teams:


3rd Place - LISA Academy West


2nd Place - Central Arkansas Christrian School


1st Place - Little Rock Central High School - Team Black