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Fritz Howard and Abby Radin work on their Mousetrap vehicle at the MIT Invitational.

Fritz Howard and Abby Radin work on their Mousetrap vehicle at the MIT Invitational.

Columbia Science Olympiad placed 7th out of 70 teams at the MIT Invitational this past weekend. Columbia was the top finisher from New York and clinched medals in four different events.

  • 3rd place in Optics – Sam Koblensky and Owen Ball
  • 4th place in Forensics – Natasha Montiel and Ryan Doyle
  • 5th place in Mission Possible – Owen Ball and George Culver
  • 6th place in Dynamic Planet – Nina Tedeschi and Fritz Howard

The tournament featured many of the top teams from around the country and included competitors from as far away as California and Texas. This event draws even more teams than the National Finals. Students compete in a variety of events focused on all areas of science, engineering and math.

Columbia’s consistency continues to help their successful record. They also finished with nine other top 10 finishes, and several others within the top 15 places. The team will use this experience to build upon as they prepare for the Capital District Regional Competition on February 3 at the College of Saint Rose.

Columbia finished in 9th place at last year’s MIT Invitational.