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January 15, 2016


Still time to register for Math and Science Day at Cowley College

Math & Science DayMu Alpha Sigma Chi organization and the Natural Science department at Cowley College in Arkansas City will host Math & Science Day on Wednesday, Feb. 10. The day will consist of a scholastic competition in the math and science areas for all high school students.

Area schools are invited to bring interested students and teachers for the competition. For more information or to register go to or call 620-441-5297.

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 have included 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.

Tiger Windmill Design Contest - students will Design and construct a windmill using a CD ROM disk capable of generating the highest average voltage.

Puzzlefest Competition – students will be given 30 minutes to complete a geometrically shaped math puzzle by solving algebraic problems as quickly as possible.

Chemistry competition - students will perform a chemical analysis of selected materials.

Students as Teachers Videos – It’s your turn to be the teacher. Students submit their own videos in which they present a brief lesson on a topic of their choosing (in the Math and Science realm).

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.

Those interested in competing for prizes in scientific areas, please consider joining this growing event. Registration deadline is Feb. 3.


Register Online - click here