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January 28, 2014

Still time to register for Cowley College Math & Science Day


The Mu Alpha Sigma Chi organization and the Natural Science Department at Cowley College in Arkansas City are looking forward to another exciting Math & Science Day event at the school. The event will be held Wednesday, Feb. 12 and will consist of a scholastic competition in the math and science areas for all high school students.


Math & Science DayArea schools are invited to bring interested students and teachers for the competition. Those interested can register online at or by calling 620-441-5368.

The format of the competition will consist of the construction of scientific apparatus testing the skills of the creators (in teams of two) and a scholastic competition for those knowledgeable in the scientific fields. Students are welcome to compete in either or both of the competitions. Competitions will include the following:

  • Write It Build It Competition - a team member will view a constructed object and write a description of how to build it. The description will be given to a second team member who will attempt to build it from the written description.
  • Mouse Trap Car Competition - students will build a vehicle, powered solely by the energy of one standard-sized mouse trap, (1 3/4” x 3 7/8”) that will travel a 5-meter linear in the shortest amount of time.
  • Eiffel Tower Competition - students will design a tower using plastic drinking straws that will support the weight of a wooden meter stick in a 5 minute timeframe.
  • The Scholastic competition will consist of a preliminary examination in all science and math areas. The top scoring student in each discipline will then compete in a verbal quiz. The verbal format will be a single elimination discipline bee. When the last two competitors are standing, the answer must be determined by one of the competitors to eliminate the other. The categories for this year’s scholastic competition include: algebra; geometry; chemistry; biological science; physics and physical science. The scientific apparatus portion of the event will be specified as the date approaches.

Lunch will be provided and the event will conclude with a Quiz Bowl and awards ceremony.