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Defiance College to Host Northwest Ohio Science Olympiad

January 23, 2014


DEFIANCE, Ohio – On Saturday, March 1, more than 500 students in grades six through 12 will travel to Defiance College to take part in the Northwest Ohio Science Olympiad.  This will be DC’s second year hosting the event, where teams of students compete in science-related challenges. 

Defiance College is calling on students, faculty, alumni and members of the Defiance community to assist in this competition. Volunteers with expertise in the sciences are greatly needed in a wide range of scientific topics: earth and space sciences, chemistry, technology and engineering, and general science areas as well as volunteers to help with general activities associated with running the program.

“It is a privilege for Defiance College to host this tournament and a great opportunity to introduce hundreds of young people to our great campus and science program,” said Lorie Rath, director of alumni affairs. “Plus, it’s a lot of fun to see the excitement and competitive spirit that science is generating in these students.”  

The event will be held from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. at various locations on the DC campus.  Lunch and a t-shirt will be provided for all volunteers. To assist with the Science Olympiad tournament or to get more information about the event, contact Steffanie Brumett at 419-783-2572 or

Defiance College, chartered in 1850, is an independent, liberal arts institution in Northwest Ohio offering more than 40 undergraduate programs of study as well as graduate programs in education and business. Defiance College has received national recognition for its educational experience of service and engagement. The college website is