Marshalltown High School placed third at the Science Olympiad March 23 at Coe College in Cedar Rapids, with each student earning a medal.
Ten teams competed at the state competition, which focuses on the areas of science, technology engineering and mathematics. It consists of "a series of different hands-on, interactive, challenging and inquiry-based events that are well balanced between the various disciplines of biology, earth science, environmental science, chemistry, physics, engineering and technology."
Individual medalists were:
Marshalltown High School STEM team members pictured from left to right: Joey Escobedo, James Talbert, Kaelee Matney, Adam Willman, Chandler Schmidt, Analisa Iole, Nicole Lacina, Therese Kuhlman, Daniel Talbert and David Montealegre placed third in the Science Olympiad at Coe College.
Gravity Vehicle: David Montealegre and Daniel Talbert
Experimental Design : Therese Kuhlman, Analisa Iole and Adam Willman
Material Science : Montealegre and Kuhlman
Forestry: Nicole Lacina and Willman
Magnetic Levitation: James Talbert and Montealegre
Anatomy: Iole and Kaelee Matney
Designer Genes: Joey Escobedo and Chandler Schmidt
Technical Problem Solving: Daniel Talbert and James Talbert
Water Quality: Willman and Lacina
Forensics: Iole and Matney
Circuit Lab: James Talbert and Schmidt
Dynamic Planet: Lacina and Willman
Robot Arm: Daniel Talbert and James Talbert
Thermodynamics: Daniel Talbert and James Talbert
The team is coached by Susan Fritzell and Pam Brewer-Michael. Learn more about Science Olympiad at www.soinc.org.