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Students show-off their knowledge at “Science Olympiad”

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Indianapolis, Ind. (February 28th, 2015) -- Students are putting their science skills to the test Saturday. Teams from eight area high schools and nine middle schools are competing in the "Science Olympiad" at Butler University.

Students showed their knowledge of fossils, forensics and even engineered their own planes. But the competition isn’t just happening here--more than 14,000 schools in the U.S. participate with the goal of getting more students interested in science.

"All different kinds of things -- from biology, to physics and chemistry, engineering and technology -- a lot of kids a lot of excitement," said Butler professor Phil Villani, from the Department of Biological Sciences.

The winners from today’s event will move-on to a state competition at IU, which is happening in mid-March.