As athletes from across the world gather for the Olympic Games in South Korea, back in the U.S. the University of Richmond’s Gottwald Center for the Sciences is hosting the second annual Science Olympics, called “The Gottwald Games.”

Competing groups will test their lab skills and teamwork, racing to complete science-related games such as ring toss with science equipment, relay-race while wearing protective equipment and organizing boxes of lab supplies the fastest.

“The timing of the Science Olympics is perfect with the Winter Games happening now, and we have two main goals,” said UR student Eric Chang, president of the chemistry fraternity Alpha Chi Sigma, which is sponsoring the event. “We want to promote science in the community and give back to local Richmond charities.”

All proceeds from a $20 entry fee and raffle will go to a local charity chosen by the winning team.

The games will be held Saturday, Feb. 24, from 2-5 p.m. in the Atrium of the Gottwald Science Center.

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