SPOKANE, Wash. – Middle and High school students from across Washington state geared up for the State Science Olympiad competition.
More than 800 students will compete at Eastern Washington University on April 12th and 13th. Students said they have been preparing for months for the competition.
"I like to build things and be able for them to work,” said Issac Chan, a 7th grader on the Libby Odyssey Science Team, “I like seeing that."
Students compete in numerous events including the “Sounds of Music” event, where students put their homemade musical instruments to the test, and Water Quality, which teaches students the importance of clean water. Many students said they hope the knowledge they are learning will help them in their future careers.
The National Science Foundation recently awarded Eastern Washington University a grant worth over half a million dollars. The fund will be put towards scholarships for students studying science.