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Science Olympiad Invites Best and Brightest to Compete at NC State

North Carolina State University will host more than 2,500 egg-launching, bridge- and vehicle-building students from 150 middle and high schools across the state for the finals of the North Carolina Science Olympiad (NCSO) on Saturday, April 24.

Media are invited to attend the event, which will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. in Reynolds Coliseum on NC State’s campus. 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.

More than 200 bottle rockets holding raw eggs (Egg-O-Nauts) will be launched in the upper intramural field beside Carmichael Gymnasium beginning at 8:30 a.m. Other competitions include rubber-band propelled airplanes and birds, student-designed vehicles, trajectory devices, engineered bridges and Rube Goldberg-type contraptions.

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.

The Science House is a part of NC State’s College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences.