1,500 students coming to Wisconsin Science Olympiad at UWM

More than 1,500 young scientists from all over Wisconsin will be at UW-Milwaukee April 6 and 7 to compete in the 2018 Wisconsin Science Olympiad for middle and high school students.

There will be a science, technology, engineering and mathematics expo on April 6, from noon to 3:30 p.m., in the Union Ballroom. Faculty and staff from a variety of fields will offer presentations, workshops, tours, displays and hands-on experiences for the Olympiad participants. Visit the expo webpage for the complete schedule of events and activities.

The keynote presentation will be the Schlitz Audubon Nature Center’s raptor program and will feature live birds of prey.

Over 100 school districts will participate in the Olympiad’s competitions on April 7, from 7:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The National Research Council has recognized Science Olympiad as a model program in encouraging interest and education in STEM fields.

The 2018 Olympiad is sponsored by Aerotek, GRAEF, the UWM Department of Biological Sciences, the College of Engineering & Applied Science and the College of Letters & Science.

For more information, visit the 2018 Olympiad webpage.

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