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Columbia Science Olympiad team at Cornell TournamentColumbia’s Science Olympiad team won the Cornell Science Olympiad Tournament on February 15 – 16. They were competing against more than 40 teams from across the country, including several top ranked national teams.

Columbia earned a total of 14 individual medals, including three 1st place finishes. There were an additional seven top 10 finishes in individual events, and the team was in the top 20 for all events.

Congratulations!

Gold Medalists:

Circuit Lab:  Sam Koblensky and Owen Ball
Sounds of Music:  Sam Koblensky and Lindsey Conboy
Thermodynamics:  George Culver and Sam Koblensky

Silver Medalists:

Chemistry Lab: Sam Koblensky and Ryan Allen
Experimental Design: Kelly Nagel, Lindsey Conboy, Noelle Maloney
Fermi Questions: Owen Ball and Ryan Allen
Mission Possible: Owen Ball and George Culver
Mousetrap Vehicle: Ryan Doyle and Nidhi Shah

Bronze Medalists:

Code Busters:  Kate Burns, Nidhi Shah and Clara Xin
Herpetology:  Sydney Sill and Kelly Nagel

Additional Medalists:

4th Place Forensics: Ryan Doyle and Nidhi Shah
4th Place Wright Stuff: Noelle Maloney and Ekansh Agrawal
5th Place Designer Genes: George Culver and Sydney Sill
6th Place Fossils: Ryan Doyle and Nidhi Shah

Top 10 Finishes:

Anatomy and Physiology: Noelle Maloney and Sydney Sill
Boomilever: Kelly Nagel and Ryan Allen
Disease Detectives: Nina Tedeschi and Clara Xin
Geologic Mapping: Nina Tedeschi and Kate Burns
Science Tech Bowl: Adam Dicesare, Tyler Pearson and Connor Hurley
Water Quality: Clara Xin and George Culver
Write It Do It: Justine Fournier and Lindsey Conboy