The Oklahoma Science Olympiad Training Conference is this Saturday, 26th in Howell Hall on the Campus of the University of Central Oklahoma. A campus map can be downloaded here. The program can be downloaded here. Parking is free. The conference is free. Lunch is free. The information is invaluable.
See you there!
If you have not yet enrolled in this Saturday’s (September 26) Science Olympiad training conference, please remember that Wednesday is the last day to do so. enroll now at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LXW93GP
We have a special event for new and nearly new participating schools!
Event Supervisor and Science Olympiad Alumnus Aaron Washburn has developed a list of must-have items that every Science Olympiad team needs to get started:
19in Tool Tote
7 pc Plier Set
6in Coping Saw
16oz Claw Hammer
Adjustable Screw Driver
3pk Super Glue
40pc SAE & Metric Socket Set
12in Stainless Steel Ruler
8in Adjustable Wrench
Large Utility Knife
3/8in Electric Drill
13pc Drill Bit Set
12in Quick Release Bar Clamp
6in Quick Release Bar Clamp
2xNut and Bolt Assortment Set
25’ Tape Measurer
If you shop well, the total cost for these items is a bit over $100. But Aaron has pulled together 2 of these “starter kits” which we give as door prizes at the training Saturday. The door prizes are limited to teams who first joined the Science Olympiad last year or this year.
What a great way to start a new team!
Registration closes at the end of the day Wednesday, September 23rd!
The conference is free and lunch is provided.
Trainers for this conference have set up a full schedule designed to get you set up and ready for the 2015-16 tournament season.
Diane Herron – Bartlesville
Aaron Washburn – Tinker AFB
Shannon Semet – Casady
Aric Sappington – Casady
Sarah Bailey – Broken Arrow
Gayle Hahn – Broken Arrow
Our trainers provide a wealth of knowledge and experience that they will be able to share in this full-day workshop. Their primary goal is to provide you with an overview of each of the 23 events in each division of this years Science Olympiad program. Along the way they will provide helpful hints and insights based upon their experiences in Science Olympiad at the state and national level. Many have attended the National Science Olympiad Training Conference, most have been coaches for many years, and one was a student in a Science Olympiad program in middle and high school and is now in a STEM career field.
Download the program schedule: 15-16 SO Training Program
Each division will follow a separate strand which will review each of the 23 events in this year’s tournament catalog. Each review will include an overview of the event rules and scoring procedures and a review of changes in the event from last year (when applicable). During lunch (provided) we will conduct two panel discussions, one for event supervisors and another for coaches. The schedule has been arranged so that participants, particularly event supervisors, can follow a morning-only or afternoon-only schedule and still participate in the lunch and panel discussions.
THIS TRAINING IS FOR ALL VETERAN AND WELL AS NEW AND PROSPECTIVE EVENT SUPERVISORS AND COACHES.
The official 2016 Science Olympiad rule books have arrived and will be available for teams who have paid by check or Purchase Order for 2015-16 membership. We will not be able to process payments at the conference.