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TiViTz Tournament Thursday, Thursday, April 30

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The annual "Space TiViTz" tournament returns to campus this week.

Two-hundred fifty Upper Peninsula grade-schoolers will gather at Tech to compete in a tournament that sneaks in a healthy dose of learning mixed with plenty of fun.

The youngsters, in grades four through eight, will engage in a challenge that tests their math and critical-thinking skills.

"Space TiViTz" is a board game that is as easy as checkers and as strategic as chess. Kathryn Clark, former chief scientist of Human Space Flight for NASA, co-invented the game.

The event will be held at the Wood Gymnasium of the Student Development Complex on Thursday, April 30, from 9 am. to 12:30 p.m.

Here is the agenda:
9-9:30 a.m.--Registration
9:30-10 a.m.--Welcome by Kathryn Clark, who is also vice chair of the Michigan Tech Board of Control. A practice round follows her remarks.
10-11:30--Three rounds of competition
11:30-noon--Lunch
noon-12:30--Awards

The top students will be invited to the state TiViTz tournament on Saturday, May 16, at the Kalamazoo Air Zoo.

The event is sponsored by Youth Programs, the Department of Educational Opportunity and the Western UP Center for Science, Mathematics and Environmental Education.

 

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