The Joy of Competing Well

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 the last tournament before the State Tournament on March 25th at the University of Central Oklahoma and provided a great competition for all participants.  In addition to the venue, Southeastern faculty, staff, and students provided much of the volunteer manpower as Event Supervisors, helpers, and tournament administrators. Special thanks to Dr. Tim Smith, Chair of Chemistry, Computer, and Physical Science, Jackie Bearden, Academic Assistant for Academic Programs in the department, and University President Sean Burrage.

The Division C Tournament Team Results are:
1st Place – Jenks HS
2nd Place – Norman North HS
3rd Place Casady HS
The Division B Tournament Team Results are:
1st Place – Casady MS B2
2nd Place – Casady MS B26
3rd Place – Casady MS B16

Some of the many SOSU undergraduates who served as helpers during the tournament. These three were timers for Bottle Rockets.

The Classroom Building, which served as “Home Base” for all teams.

Preparing the motor for a helicopter.

The third round of lunch, provided by the University.

A local ice cream truck showed up and a line formed within minutes.


Robot Arm

Waiting for Mission Possible

Event Supervisors in the grading room.

Waiting for the next rocket launch

Bob Melton and Jackie Bearden uploading scores.

Electric Vehicle