Young scientists explore at Wisconsin Science Olympiad

More than 1,500 middle and high school students from across the state gathered at UWM April 6 and 7 for the Wisconsin State Olympiad.

Students at the Olympiad visited labs, the Manfred Olson Planetarium, a greenhouse and other scientific facilities on campus, talked to university students about topics such as composite materials, and did some hands-on experimentation.

They also competed in a variety of events in areas such as sustainable energy, forensics, optics and potions and poisons.