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Canisius Hosts Lake Erie/Niagara Regional NYS Science Olympiad

More than 500 high school students from throughout Western New York will participate in the Lake Erie/Niagara Regional NYS Science Olympiad hosted by Canisius College and the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry on Saturday, January 31from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. in Science Hall. The competition, which is free and open to the public, includes many exciting and visually interesting science events, including:

  • Bridge – students will test the strength of their strategically-designed wood bridge structures
  • Bungee Drop – students will drop a mass attached to an elastic cord from a given height and attempt to get the mass as close to the ground without letting it touch the ground
  • Mission Possible – students will demonstrate homemade Rube Goldberg-like machines to perform a series of energy transfers
  • Game On – students will create their own video game using basic programming skills
  • Scrambler – students will design and build a device that safely transports an egg a specified distance and path

An awards ceremony will be held at 5:15 p.m. in the Montante Cultural Center. The top four teams will advance to the New York State Science Olympiad competition to be held at LeMoyne College on March 13-14, 2015.

Submitted by: Phil Sheridan, associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry

Tip-Off Your Super Sunday with Canisius Basketball

Here’s a great way to get ready for the Super Bowl. Check out your Golden Griffin men’s basketball team at the Koessler Center. The Griffs host Marist at 2 p.m. and the Super Bowl doesn’t kick-off until after 6 p.m. – so plenty of time to enjoy both.

And, one “really” lucky fan is going to head home from the hoops contest with an incredible prize, compliments of Pepsi. Registration for the “Ultimate Tailgate Experience” will take place through halftime of the game. The winning entry will receive a 42″ Smart TV, charcoal grill, a Bose speaker, two chairs, a “Made in Buffalo” food package, Super Bowl hats and Buffalo Bills knits and plenty of Pepsi product.

You must be present to win. Current Buffalo Bills broadcaster and former Bills great Mark Kelso will be on hand to assist with the drawing.

For tickets, call 888-2885, or visit Follow @GoGriffs.

Submitted by: John Maddock, associate athletic director, external affairs