Date changed to Feb. 28 for Science Olympiad in West Virginia

Because of last week’s weather conditions, the Science Olympiad at Marshall will take place on its backup date of Saturday, Feb. 28, instead of Feb. 21.

The event, which organizers say is the “nation’s most exciting K-12 science competition,” will take place in West Virginia for the first time on the Huntington campus.

Teams moving to national standing will compete in events chosen from a series of 23 challenges. In the West Virginia  state tournament, about 15 events will be offered for competition. Trophies and medals will be awarded.

Winners of the West Virginia competition will travel to Lincoln, Nebraska, for the National Tournament in May.