Podcaster: Nicole Guglucci, LeAnne Kniepkamp

Title: Learning Space: Science Olympiad

Organization: CosmoQuest

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For more on Globe at Night, including campaign dates and how you can get involved in dark skies outreach and citizen science:

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Description: This week, we’ll be talking with Leanne Kniepkamp about Science Olympiad. What is it, and what is it like leading a team to compete… for SCIENCE?!

Bio: Nicole Gugliucci is a postdoctoral astronomer and educator with CosmoQuest. Now at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

LeAnne Kniepkamp received her BS and MS in Science Education at SIUE in 2003 and 2005 respectively. While attending SIUE, LeAnne was a graduate student worker in the Office of Science and Math Education. It was in that capacity that LeAnne was first exposed to Science Olympiad. Upon graduation, LeAnne found employment in Lebanon, Illinois, teaching middle school Physical Science and high school Chemistry, Organic Chemistry and Physics. LeAnne also established a Science Olympiad Team in Lebanon, that team is still competing at Regionals every year.

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