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NC State Hosts Science Olympiad April 30

North Carolina State University will host more than 2,500 of the state’s best and brightest middle- and high-school students at the North Carolina Science Olympiad (NCSO) on April 30. The competitive events will include launching bottle rockets, flying remote-control helicopters, breaking balsa towers, throwing catapults, destroying sumo bots and investigating crime scenes.

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.

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, which is part of NC State’s College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences.

The NCSO offers content-rich, interactive learning experiences and demonstrates that careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) are accessible and exciting pathways to a better future.