Plans set for inaugural regional science competition at AVC

Posted: October 9, 2012

Antelope Valley College and its partners have finalized plans to host the first Aerospace Valley Regional Science Olympiad competition next March on the Antelope Valley College campus in Lancaster.

Middle school students are invited to attend the March 16, 2013 event, which is designed to generate interest in science through competitive activities that emphasize teamwork and excellence.

The first 20 teams to register are guaranteed participation, with a waiting list for additional teams should organizers be able to accommodate more teams, according to Christos Valiotis, faculty chairman of science and engineering at Antelope Valley College.

Participation costs for teams will be covered entirely by the college. The Antelope Valley College Foundation, Lockheed Martin, NASA Dryden Flight Research Center and other partners are seeking to secure funding in support of student supplies for the event.

Middle school teachers may register teams and event supervisors online at http://www.avc.edu/stem/eventregistration.html.

The event will be held at the Health and Sciences Building on Antelope Valley College’s Lancaster campus, 3041 W. Ave. K.

For more information contact Jamie Jones at (661) 722-6300, ext. 6024 or e-mail at hsistemcoop@gmail.com. For detailed descriptions on events, rules, and resources, visit the national Science Olympiad website www.soinc.org.