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Young scientists compete in Olympiad at UAB

Blog Post created by john simpson on Feb 22, 2011

The Birmingham News (Birmingham, Ala.: daily  circulation 145,655)
"Young scientists compete in Olympiad at  UAB"
February 19, 2011


Nearly 200 students from 13 schools in central Alabama  competed in 23 categories to take home medals and bragging rights in the Science  Olympiad Saturday at UAB. The two top teams will go up against regional winners  later in the year during the state competition. Charlotte Mae Kent and Meredith  Hubbard, both of Birmingham, and Evan Colmenares of Huntsville served as  olympiad directors. They secured funding and grants from Alabama Power, Vulcan  Materials and the Alabama Section of the American Chemical  Society. They found student volunteers to help with registration,  information and judging. They also set up a scholarship to help schools without  an olympiad team start one. "All of our volunteers are passionate about  science," Kent said. "This is a great recruitment tool for UAB."