Beaver campus to host annual high school math and science challenges

March 28, 2016

MONACA, Pa. — Scientists and mathematicians, get ready!

Penn State Beaver will be hosting its annual Science Challenge and Math Competition next week. The events bring area high school students on campus for two days of experiments and challenges designed to test their laboratory and deduction skills.

The Math Competition begins at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, April 5. Ninety students will compete in two rounds of problem solving. Ten high schools from Allegheny and Beaver counties have signed up for the competition this year: Avonworth, Beaver, Central Valley, Hopewell, Lincoln Park Performing Arts, Montour, Moon, Rochester, South Side and Western Beaver.

The Science Challenge begins at 8 a.m. on Friday, April 8. Twenty-eight students from seven high schools will complete six experiments in three hours. Students will be judged by Penn State Beaver professors in the areas of biology, chemistry and physics. The participating high schools this year are: Ambridge, Blackhawk, Moon, New Brighton, Our Lady of the Sacred Heart, South Side and Western Beaver. Last year, Moon and South Side took home top honors.

For more information about the events contact Linda Garlitz at

Check on the afternoons of April 5 and 8 for the lists of winners. 

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Last Updated March 28, 2016