Saint Anselm College Hosts 10th Annual Science Olympiad

March 25, 2019

By Michelle Adams O'Regan

On Saturday, March 23, over 120 Saint Anselm students and faculty members volunteered at the 10th annual Science Olympiad for the state of New Hampshire held at the college. Representing biology, chemistry, physics, fine arts, criminal justice, sociology and social work, and mathematics, volunteers checked in competitors, proctored and graded tests (some of which were written by students as well), and assisted with the awards ceremony. Coordinated by Associate Professor Nicole Eyet of the chemistry department and William Ryerson, assistant professor of biology, the NH Science Olympiad hosted 326 students in 25 teams from 18 different middle and high schools. Walpole Middle School and Merrimack High School received first place and will continue to nationals.

Science Olympiad describes itself as an “academic track meet to promote teamwork, a required skill in most scientific careers today.” Events represent earth and space science, technology, engineering, physical science, and natural science, and competitors build projects ranging this year from roller coasters to instruments.

Saint Anselm College offers scholarships for students who competed in Science Olympiad at any time in their high school career. The grants range from $2,000 to $4,000 a year; they are renewable annually, and only candidates who are selected, admitted, and enrolled at Saint Anselm College are eligible.