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NC State Hosts Science Olympiad April 28

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 on Saturday, April 28. In competitive events, students will launch bottle rockets, fly rubber band-powered helicopters, race mousetrap and gravity vehicles, use catapults and investigate crime scenes.

Media are invited to attend the event, which will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Reynolds Coliseum on NC State’s main campus, with active demonstrations from 9 to 10 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m. The bottle rocket launch will be held at 9 a.m. in the lower intramural field by Carmichael Gymnasium. Parking is available in the lot adjacent to Reynolds Coliseum and in the Coliseum Deck located at the corner of Cates Avenue and Jeter Drive. A complete event schedule is available online at

For more information about the Science Olympiad, visit or contact Jason Painter at 919/793-7452. 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 North Carolina Science Olympiad is also a featured event of the monthlong 2012 North Carolina Science Festival.