The best science students in the state will be at Le Moyne College for the 34th annual New York State Science Olympiad Division C State Tournament.
Competitors hope to leave with an invitation to the National tournament that is being held, for the first time, at Cornell University.
Miranda Szwej, from Cicero North Syracuse High School, and her classmate, Emily Temple, are competing in the event, Sounds of Music. “It’s a two part event.
The first part is a written test which tests your knowledge of sound physics and then the second part you have to build an instrument that plays an 8 note major scale,” said Szwej.
The pair built a violin for this year’s competition.
Twins, Carly and Jenna VanAllen, built a plane for their event, Wright Stuff. “It was difficult. This is actually our second plane.
The first one is in two pieces at home. So definitely re-evaluating, like Scott said, is a big part of Science Olympiad,” Carly said.
The New York State Science Olympiad Division C State Tournament is being held in Syracuse, Friday, March 15th and Saturday March 16th. It is open to the public.
The competition will take place at several sites around the Le Moyne Campus, including the recreation center, the atrium of the new science building and in Grewen auditorium.
Parking is available at the Thomas J. Niland Athletic Complex on Springfield Road.
For a list of NYSSO events, schedules and locations visit newyorkscioly.org.