Posted: 3/29/07

Cigarroa Middle School Places at Science Olympiad at TAMIU



A team of 10 students from Dr. J. G. Cigarroa Middle School placed at the Texas Science Olympiad competition held at Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) earlier this month.

Team members were eighth grade students recommended by their science teachers and coached by Veronica Pérez.

Students Roel Orduño and Eduardo Molina placed third in the meterology competition.

Jesus Pulido and Rudy Duron placed third in the catapult competition. Orduño and Nancy Pacheco placed second in the math competition. All students who placed in the competition received medals.

The students that placed were part of the GEAR UP II cohort/team and will advance to the State competition at Texas A&M University in College Station in April.

The Texas Science Olympiad at TAMIU was under the direction of the University's Dr. Marvin Bennett, assistant professor; TAMIU instructor Michael Daniel, and Dr. Frances Waters, associate professor and associate dean, TAMIU College of Arts and Sciences.

For additional information, contact Dr. Bennett at 326.2418 or e-mail mbennett@tamiu.edu

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