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Towers fall, snakes slither at APSU ExpOlympics

Austin Peay is hailing a different type of Olympian in 2004: the ExpOlympian.

APSUs department of chemistry will present the 13th ExpOlympics from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Thursday, April 15, in the Sundquist Science Complex. All schools wishing to participate must register by March 19.
Austin Peay is hailing a different type of Olympian in 2004: the ExpOlympian.

APSU's department of chemistry will present the 13th ExpOlympics from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Thursday, April 15, in the Sundquist Science Complex. All schools wishing to participate must register by March 19.

Sponsored by their high school science teachers, area students will participate in a number of demonstrations, competitions and workshops in the areas of biology, chemistry, geology, math, physics and psychology. “Algae Identification,” “Aluminum Boat Float,” and the “Blitz Chess Tournament” are only three of 17 events offered throughout the day.

Teams from each school also will participate in the Sites Jewelers Science Bowl. The winning school's name will be engraved on a polished pewter bowl from Sites Jewelers, which is passed from one Science Bowl winner to the next. Four students will receive $250 scholarships to APSU.

Held on the APSU campus since 1983, the ExpOlympics have been organized by chemistry department faculty and staff each year. Dr. Carrie Brennan, APSU assistant professor of chemistry, is the 2004 coordinator.

For further information about ExpOlympics, log on to http://www.apsu.edu/brennanc/expolympics.
—Terry Stringer