2017 Science Olympiad Tournaments
2017 Science Olympiad Tournaments
Cincinnati Regional Science Olympiad presented by iSPACE
The Ohio State University
April 1, 2017
Wright State University, Dayton, OH
May 19-20, 2017
About the Science Olympiad
Entomology, Oceanography, Air Trajectory, Bio-Process Lab and Disease Detectives are just a few of the events that energized junior high and high school students compete in to demonstrate their STEM knowledge. At the Cincinnati Science Olympiad tournament on March 5, teams of students, grades 6-12, who have been preparing and practicing throughout the year, show off their high level of skills in STEM. Each school-based team is allowed to bring 15 students who cross-train for a variety of events.
The students compete to win individual and school awards. First to sixth place medals will be awarded to students in each event and first to sixth place trophies will be awarded to the top teams in each division. Several teams will quality to compete at the Ohio State Science Olympiad Tournament to be held on Saturday, April 9 at the Ohio State University. Teams can reach the National Science Olympiad Tournament by placing in the top two at state tournament.
Competitions consist of a series of 23 team events in each division (Division B is middle school; Division C is high school). Each year, a portion of the events are rotated to reflect the ever-changing nature of genetics, earth science, chemistry, anatomy, physics, geology, mechanical engineering and technology. By combining events from all disciplines, Science Olympiad encourages a wide cross-section of students to get involved. Emphasis is placed on active, hands-on group participation.
Science Olympiad is a national non-profit organization devoted to creating a passion for science, improving the quality of science education, and providing recognition for outstanding achievement in science. The interscholastic tournaments are held at the regional, state and national levels.The first National Science Olympiad tournament was held at Michigan State University in May 1985. Today, the culmination of nearly 300 regional and state tournaments is the Science Olympiad National Tournament.
Starting in 2007, the Cincinnati Regional tournament was first held at the University of Cincinnati Blue Ash College with some events and the awards ceremony at nearby Blue Ash Elementary. In 2013, the Cincinnati Science Olympiad joined iSPACE, to ensure the long-term financial viability. In 2016, the tournament is moving to Xavier University. Many volunteers from colleges and industries in the Cincinnati area gather each year to provide this opportunity for students, who will most likely become the science and technology leaders of tomorrow.
The Science Olympiad has been recognized as a model science and technology program by the National Research Council, and has been applauded by the past three Presidents of the United States and business leaders across North America for its innovation and its contribution to improving scientific and technological literacy.
For more information, volunteer or sponsorship opportunities, contact Cincinnati Regional Tournament Director, Tournament Director, Steve Schrantz.
Additional Information and Links
EVENTS FOR SCIENCE OLYMPIAD
DIVISION B, GRADES 6-9
LIFE, PERSONAL & SOCIAL SCIENCE
EARTH & SPACE SCIENCE
PHYSICAL SCIENCE & CHEMISTRY
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING
INQUIRY & NATURE OF SCIENCE