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Columbia Science Olympiad

Columbia Science Olympiad (L to R): A. Radin, Y. Yang, S. Xin, N. Montiel, A. Rain, K. Nagel, S. Koblensky, S. Sill, P. Sergay, F. Howard, N. Laya, K. Grifferty, A. Chang, H. D’Angelo, W. Grasso, ( Missing from photo – C. Plowinske and E. Vlieg)

Columbia Science Olympiad finished ninth out of 71 teams from across the country at the MIT Invitational on Saturday in Boston. Affectionately known as “Nationals 1.0,” the tournament is a chance for teams from as far away as California, Texas and Florida to compete against the best of the best in academic events.

Columbia was led by its six returning seniors who contributed incredible performances. The team amassed top 10 finishes in 11 different events and earned seven medals, a new record against such impressive teams.

With the help of his partners, Abby Radin and Natasha Montiel, senior Yang Yang finished 3rd, 4th and 8th in Disease Detectives, Microbe Mission and Forensics, respectively.

Congratulations and good luck to the team as they continue their preparations for the regional tournament that will be held at The College of St. Rose on February 4.

Top 10 Finishes

PlaceEventStudents
3rdDisease DetectivesYang Yang & Abby Radin
3rdRemote SensingWill Grasso & Sydney Sill
3rdFermi QuestionsPeter Sergay & Sydney Sill
4thMicrobe MissionYang Yang & Abby Radin
4thHovercraftSam Koblensky & Peter Sergay
5thInvasivesElizabeth Vlieg & Allie Radin
6thOpticsWill Grasso & Sam Koblensky
8thForensicsYang Yang & Natasha Montiel
9thMaterial ScienceAlbert Chang & Peter Sergay
9thWind PowerKatie Grifferty & Sam Koblensky (special thanks to George Culver)
10thExperimental DesignHaley D’Angelo, Albert Chang & Abby Radin

 

Additional Notable Finishes

PlaceEventStudents
13thTowersSarina Xin & Albert Chang
14thRobotsFritz Howard & Neil Laya
15thWGYNCameron Plowinsky & Kelly Nagel