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ADVISORY: CCC hosting Science Olympians on Saturday


WHAT: Hundreds of scientifically inclined youths will converge on Camden County College’s Blackwood Campus as the site hosts a New Jersey Science Olympiad Regional Tournament for students in fifth through 12th grades for the seventh straight year.

WHEN: 9 a.m. through 3:30 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 8, 2011. (Snow date is Sunday, Jan. 9.)


WHERE: Numerous rooms in buildings across CCC’s Blackwood Campus, which is located at College Drive and Peter Cheeseman Road in Gloucester Township.

WHY: Science Olympiad is an international, non-profit initiative that promotes the advancement of science and technology while turning students on to the excitement and opportunity that these fields offer outside the classroom.

DETAILS: More than 400 middle and high school students are expected to compete. Winning teams from each of the regional tournaments will proceed to the state tournament in March. State winners will advance to the National Science Olympiad in May.

Science Olympiad contests require a combination of knowledge, comprehension and application, and participants must prepare months in advance and use their best problem-solving and critical-thinking skills. Among the topics addressed through competition are the human body, weather, crime scene investigation, electrical circuitry and mechanical engineering.

TO COVER: Contact Susan Coulby, Camden County College media relations manager, at 856-374-4949 (office), 609-605-0874 (cell) or

Published: January 07, 2011