About 900 middle and high school science students gathered March 8 at College of Lake County’s Grayslake campus for the Grayslake Regional Science Olympiad Competition.
With event titles such as Disease Detectives, Designer Genes, Rotor Egg Drop and Mission Possible, the events allowed students to do science experiments and participate in heated competitions.
The 2014 Science Olympiad culminated with an awards ceremony at 4:30 p.m. in the Physical Education Center.
Some of the most popular events involved robots, a balsa helicopter and elastic launch glider.
Visitors were invited to watch these events at various locations on the Grayslake campus. College faculty members were involved in the competition as event supervisors, using their expertise in areas such as biology, chemistry lab, physics and geography.
The 13 participating high schools were Barrington, Buffalo Grove, Cary Grove, Crystal Lake Central, Crystal Lake South, Grayslake Central, Grayslake North, Hersey, Huntley, Lake Forest, Rolling Meadows, Stevenson and Warren.
The 16 participating middle schools were Antioch Upper Grade, Bernotas, Daniel Wright, Frederick, Grayslake Middle School, Hawthorne Middle School North, Hawthorne Middle School South, Lundahl, Glencoe Central, North Shore Country Day School, Grayslake Park Campus, Pope John XXIII, Beardsley, McHenry, Lake Zurich Middle School and St. Gilbert.