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Science Olympiad is one of the two most prestigious high school science competitions in the state with science fair. “For the past 29 years, has led a revolution in science education. What began as a grassroots assembly of science teachers is now one of the premiere science competitions in the nation, providing rigorous, standards-based challenges to 6,400 teams in 50 states. Science Olympiad’s ever-changing line-up of events in all STEM disciplines exposes students to practicing scientists and career choices, and energizes classroom teachers with a dynamic content experience.” See the link for more info. SOBrochure2013
Special congratulations to the following students for medaling:
Members of the varsity team were Hunter Anderson, Jacob Anderson, Cindy Giang, Matthew Hansen, Taryn Hargraves, Alexander Holt, Tyler Kaiser, Lance Mochizuki, Kendall Munsey, Austin Scholes, Niocle Olsen, Justin Trumillo, Jacob Wamsely, Daniel Willeitner, and Mikyla VanWagoner. Junior Varsity team members are Victoria Beard, Paul Castellanos, Tynan Davis, Quinn Everett, Natalie Holt, Santiago Leon, Ivy Tomala, and Kaleb Hall.
I’m so very proud of their hard work and grateful to all the community members, who helped them prepare!
The students did an awesome job!
Expanding Your Horizons (EYH)
Saturday, March 2, 2013
UVU Sorensen Student Center
800 West University Parkway, Orem, Utah
Open to all 6th – 12th Grade Girls!
Utah Valley University is pleased to announce the 27th Annual Expanding Your Horizons conference! This conference is being held on Saturday, March 2nd, 2013 in the UVU Sorensen Student Center. This is a math, science, and technology focused career conference for 6th through 12th grade girls from Utah and surrounding states.
Each year over 800 girls, parents, and educators come to explore educational and career opportunities in a variety of high-paying career fields; all presented by professional women!
Girls will be able to attend three hands-on workshops; choosing from over 40 different career fields that include Astronomy, Dentistry, Forensic Science, Medicine, Rocket & Space Science, Veterinary Medicine and many more. Parents and educators are also encouraged to attend and enjoy specialized workshops that will give resources on how to help girls succeed in their educational, career and life pursuits. EYH also features an energizing keynote speaker, interactive booths, commemorative t-shirt, snack, lunch, and a packet of related materials.
Scholarships will be available for girls from low-income families to attend EYH at little or no cost. Please contact the Equity Center for further details via phone (801) 863-8498 or e-mail email@example.com. Additionally, one parent or educator may attend free of charge for each 5 girls they bring to the conference. Please contact the Equity Center for more information before registering.
Visit the website to register: http://www.uvu.edu/equitycenter/horizons/
The University of Utah offers a program for girls who excel in Math and Science. The ACCESS for Women in Science and Mathematics program begins with a seven-week summer course, after graduation. During the spring semester, you will be awarded a research position in one of hundreds of laboratories available across campus, based on your interests.
Included in this program is:
- $3500 Stipend (does not conflict with any scholarships!)
- Integrated summer science course
- Research laboratory placement
- A jump start on your college experience
- Prestigious housing opportunity
MESA (Mathematics, Engineering, and Science Achievement) Club focuses on helping students prepare for college and careers in the medical, engineering, sciences, mathematics, and technical fields. On Thursday January 10th, Students from CHHS MESA went on a field trip to the University of Utah School of Medicine and Natural History Museum. Students had a chance to meet and talk with medical students, who explained what medical school is like, admissions requirements, and preparing for any career in the health fields. The med students then helped club members dissect cow hearts teaching them the anatomy of the heart. Afterwards students visited the Natural History Museum at the U, getting a chance to see fossil remains, learn about paleontology, biology, and geology.
There will be a MESA meeting on Tuesday, 1/8, after school in room 2222. All members please come! We will be planning the field trip to the U of U’s School of Medicine, to meet with med students, and to the Natural History Museum. Contact Mr. Lund if you have any questions.
Dear Parents and Students,
If you are interested in a career related to Science, Engineering, Math, Technology, or Medicine, we would like to invite you to be part of our award-winning Science Olympiad team. Last year, Copper Hills took 4th in state placing in over half the events. Science Olympiad is one of the most prestigious events in science and academics. Last year, over $150,000 in scholarships were given out from Universities across the state. The director of recruitment for the University of Utah explained to coaches the importance of the whole student for admissions. The University is looking at the student as a whole including academic competitions and extra-curricular activities like Olympiad as a requirement for admissions, not just grades and test scores.
CHHS Science Olympiad team this year will be working with scientists, engineers, mathematicians, and medical professionals to prepare for competitions and mentor students. Team goals are:
-Develop Mentoring Opportunities with Professionals
-Learn about All Different Areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, and Medicine
-Prepare for College and Earn Scholarship Opportunities
-Develop Team Work
-Win State and Go to National Competition All Expenses Paid!
We need more members especially sophomores and juniors to fill both a varsity and junior varsity team. As any athletic team, there is a required commitment to prepare for competitions. To prepare, students will spend about ten hours per month until April preparing for events. We meet Thursday morning, Thursday afterschool, and occasionally Thursday nights at 7:00p.m. to meet with mentors as assigned. If you cannot make one of these time slots, please let Mr. Lund know to make alternate arrangements. The Science Olympiad team is an amazing opportunity. If you are interested in learning more, please visit http://www.soinc.org/ for details on events and competitions. If you would like to join the team, please email Mr. Lund at firstname.lastname@example.org immediately with your name, interested events, and contact information.
Regional at Westminster March 9th
Regional at Weber March 13th
State at University of Utah April 13th
Parents, if any of you work professionally in science, engineering, or medicine, we would love your help mentoring students. Please let me know if you can help.
Mr. Lund, Mr. Manwaring, and Mr. Merrill
Science Olympiad Coaches
2013 SAME Great Basin Post Scholarships
Application deadline is January 11,2013.
Three scholarships of $1800 each will be given to engineering/architecture bound Utah high school seniors.
Visit the link to the National and local organization if you want to know more about this scholarship.
Society of American Military Engineers (http://www.same.org/) and SAME Great Basin Post (http://posts.same.org/greatbasin/).
Applications are available in the Counseling Center. See Mrs. Summers.
Science Day at the U
Saturday, November 10
8:00 AM – 1:30 PM
Science Day at the U features over 25 workshops on microscopic atoms, the makeup of galaxies, and everything in between!
This event is free and lunch is provided!
Registration is required.
Register early for best workshop selection.
Space is limited!
Students, parents, and educators can register online beginning October 8 at www.science.utah.edu
The registration deadline is Tuesday, November 6.