Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2008-04-01
A team from Randolph School in Huntsville won the state finals of the Alabama Science Olympiad at Samford University Saturday, March 29.
Fifteen teams from schools across the state competed in 23 events, representing biology, earth science, chemistry, physics, computers and technology.
Second place honors went to an Auburn High School team. A team from Grissom High School, Huntsville, finished third.
The Randolph team will represent the state at the national competition, to be held at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., May 30-31.
Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. The Wall Street Journal ranks Samford 1st nationally for student engagement and U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 66th in the nation for best undergraduate teaching and 104th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,683 students from 47 states and 19 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference, and ranks 3rd nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.