You can still join the Oklahoma Science Olympiad and enroll your team(s) for the 2017-18 school year at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SO2018enrollment
- Norman Invitational – Washington Irving Middle School, December 2nd
- Putnam City Invitational – Putnam City North High School, January 27th
- Southeastern Oklahoma State University Invitational, February 24th
- State Tournament – University of Central Oklahoma, March 31st
- There is still space available at the annual Coach/Event Supervisor training on September 23rd at UCO. This is an all-day conference and lunch is provided. Register here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SO2018Training
- In addition, we are planning a training conference on November 4th at UCO for Science Olympiad participants. Event Supervisor/Mentors for a number of events will conduct workshops for and with students to assist them with events. Not all events will be offered, but we are working to have volunteer mentors to offer guidance and instruction for many of the construction and problem solving events. Details and registration to follow after the training conference in September.
Yes, It’s time to start the 2017-18 edition of the Oklahoma Science Olympiad.
The 2017-18 Oklahoma Science Olympiad Enrollment form is found here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SO2018enrollment
University of Central Oklahoma
Campus Box 177
100 N. University Drive
Edmond OK 73034
Attn: Sharon Kelting
DAYTON, Ohio — Student teams from Troy High School in Fullerton, California, and Daniel Wright Junior High School in Lincolnshire, Illinois, took top honors at the 33rd Annual Science Olympiad National Tournament at Wright State University on Saturday, May 20, 2017.
“We are proud of the achievements of these winning teams and know their schools and communities will welcome them home like champions,” said Dr. Gerard Putz, Science Olympiad president and co-founder. “These students and teachers exemplify the best America has to offer in science, technology, engineering and math.”
One of the nation’s most prestigious science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) competitions, Science Olympiad brings together 120 winning middle school and high school teams advancing from state-level competitions this spring. Rigorous hands-on and lab events led by experts from government agencies, top universities, industry and Science Olympiad state chapters cover topics in robotics, physics, epidemiology, astronomy, chemistry, meteorology, coding and engineering. A full list of 2017 national tournament award recipients and official tournament results, including event-by-event scoring is posted here:
Other top high school (Division C) winners at the National Tournament include:
– Second: Harriton High School, Rosemont, Pennsylvania
– Third: Solon High School, Solon, Ohio
– Fourth: Northville High School, Northville, Michigan
– Fifth: Mira Loma High School, Sacramento, California
– Sixth: William P. Clements High School, Sugar Land, Texas
– Seventh: Mounds View High School, Arden Hills, Minnesota
– Eighth: Liberal Arts and Science Academy, Austin, Texas
– Ninth: New Trier High School, Winnetka, Illinois
– Tenth: Adlai E. Stevenson High School, Lincolnshire, Illinois
Other top middle school (Division B) winners at the National Tournament include:
– Second: Winston Churchill Middle School, Carmichael, California
– Third: Solon Middle School, Solon, Ohio
– Fourth: Meads Mill Middle School, Northville, Michigan
– Fifth: Beckendorff Junior High School, Katy, Texas
– Sixth: Longfellow Middle School, Falls Church, Virginia
– Seventh: Piedmont IB Middle School, Charlotte, North Carolina
– Eighth: Marie Murphy Middle School, Wilmette, Illinois
– Ninth: Springhouse Middle School, Allentown, Pennsylvania
– Tenth: Paul J. Gelinas Junior High School, Setauket, New York
Winners of the Science Olympiad will be offered scholarships to Wright State. All official members of the first- place team in Division B and Division C will receive a $2,500 scholarship, renewable for four years. In both divisions, the university will also award $1,000 scholarships to the first-place winners of each individual event, also renewable for four years. All awards are subject to admission requirements.
Teams from North Bethesda Middle School in Bethesda, Maryland, and Chattahoochee High School in Johns Creek, Georgia, earned the 2017 Lockheed Martin Spirit Award (including $2,000 for their team), which recognizes schools whose team members exhibit exemplary sportsmanship, teamwork, team spirit and respect that exemplify the spirit of Science Olympiad competition. In addition, Mentor High School from Mentor, Ohio, and Baker Middle School in Troy, Michigan, won the DuPont Team Enterprise Awards, recognizing a breakout performance by a team at the National Tournament.
Saturday, March 25th
The University of Central Oklahoma
The Oklahoma Science Olympiad State Tournament
UCO plays host once again to the Science Olympiad State Tournament. Teams representing public and private middle and high schools from across Oklahoma will engage in competition over the range of 46 STEM events in 2 divisions. The individual tournament events are produced by Event Supervisors who are themselves engaged in STEM professions or who are STEM undergraduate and graduate students at UCO, OSU and OU. The STEM professionals include professors and researchers at the University of Oklahoma Health Science Center, the University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma State University, Rose State College, Oklahoma Mesonet, and the University of Central Oklahoma.
For the past 33 years, Science Olympiad has led a revolution in science education. What began as a grassroots assembly of science teachers is now one of the premier science competitions in the nation, providing rigorous, standards-based challenges to 7,600 teams in 50 states. Science Olympiad’s ever-changing line-up of events in all STEM disciplines exposes students to practicing scientists and career choices, and energizes classroom teachers with a dynamic content experience.
The March 25th tournament will identify the Middle School team and the High School team that will each represent Oklahoma in the National Science Olympiad Tournament at Wright State University in May.
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Southeastern Oklahoma State University hosted the third Invitational Tournament of the 2016-17 school year this past Saturday in Durant. Twenty-three teams from across Oklahoma and North Texas competed in all 46 events in this year’s Science Olympiad catalog. This is … Continue reading
2017 started off with the Putnam City Invitational Tournament at Putnam City North on January 21st. 23 Division B teams and 9 Division C teams from across the state met at PCN in Oklahoma City for the first tournament of the new year.
Division B Team Results:
1st Place – Casady B2
2nd Place – Casady B16
3rd Place – Casady B26
Division C Team Results:
1st Place – Casady C3
2nd Place – Jenks C8
3rd Place – Southmoore C10
The next Invitational Tournament is February 18th in Durant, Oklahoma at Southeastern Oklahoma State University. This is a great tournament that will bring teams from across Oklahoma and a couple of teams from North Texas. SEOSU is a great host and the faculty is “all in” to provide a great experience and a challenging competition.
Preliminary Rosters are due February 15th. A Google map to the campus is found here: https://goo.gl/maps/bgWGBQfxxKQ2
Registration for the Invitational at Putnam City North closes Wednesday, January 18 as does the filing of team Rosters. The URL’s for Registration and Rostering are on the Oklahoma Science Olympiad Basecamp.
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See you @ PC North on the 21st!