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Cullowhee Science Olympiad set for March 30; volunteers needed

Western Carolina University will host the 2019 Cullowhee Science Olympiad on campus Saturday, March 30, with seven local middle schools competing in the annual regional event.

Students in fifth through eighth grades will participate in a series of interactive and inquiry-based activities in science, math, engineering and technology ― better known as STEM. The interscholastic competition is sponsored by WCU’s College of Engineering and Technology.

Additional WCU faculty and staff volunteers are needed to help present the Olympiad. Competition segments take two to three hours, with volunteers serving as proctors and grading tests. Anyone interested should go to Science Olympiad - Volunteer Signup. Lunch will be provided.

The events take place in the Belk Building, Stillwell Building and Ramsey Regional Activity Center from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For more information, contact Bill Yang, professor of electrical engineering and event coordinator, at 828-227-2693 or

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