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Science Olympiad Invites Best and Brightest to Compete at NC State

North Carolina State University will host more than 2,000 rocket-firing, egg-launching, and robot-building students from 150 middle and high schools across the state for the finals of the North Carolina Science Olympiad (NCSO) on Friday and Saturday, April 4-5.

Media are invited to attend the event, which will be held in Reynolds Coliseum and other venues on the NC State campus.

• The majority of visually exciting competitive events will be held in Reynolds Coliseum from 9 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. Saturday. Parking is available in the parking lot adjacent to Reynolds Coliseum and in the coliseum deck located at the corner of Cates Avenue and Jeter Drive.

• Bottle rocket launches will be held outside the College of Textiles on Centennial Campus beginning at 10 a.m. on Saturday. Upon entering Centennial Campus via Avent Ferry Road, proceed east on Varsity Drive. Turn right at the stop sign (Main Campus Drive). Continue past the next stop sign at Research Drive. The College of Textiles is on the right.

• From 2 to 6 p.m. on Friday, students will participate in “NanoDays 2008” located in Engineering Building I on Centennial Campus. During the event, students will conduct hands-on nanoscience experiments – “nano” refers to extremely small objects that cannot be seen with the naked eye.  (The building is located near the intersection of Varsity Drive and Partners Way.)

For more information about all the events surrounding the Science Olympiad, visit or contact Jason Painter at 919/515-9402. The Science Olympiad is sponsored by The Science House, NC State’s acclaimed K-12 outreach program.

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