Eighty Teams to Compete in Ohio Science Olympiad State Tournament on Saturday
The Ohio State University is set to host the Ohio Science Olympiad state tournament on Saturday, April 1, in Columbus.
Ohio Science Olympiad is the state’s premier science competition that allows students in grades 6-12 to demonstrate their skills in the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) areas. A record-high 320 middle and high school teams competed in eight regional tournaments in February and March to become one of 80 teams to advance to the state tournament.
The regional and state tournaments are set up like track and field meets with two separate divisions: Division B (grades 6-9) and Division C (grades 9-12). Teams compete in a series of 23 STEM-related events (such as electric vehicle, hydrogeology, and wind power) that add up to an overall score. State tournament events on April 1 begin at 8:15 a.m. and will last through approximately 3:45 p.m. Select events are open to the public; a full list of events can be found here.
Teams will be recognized during the tournament awards ceremony at 6:30 p.m. in the French Field House, which will be streamed at go.osu.edu/soawards2017. The top two teams from each division will move on to compete at the Science Olympiad national tournament on May 19-20, 2017 at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio.
The list of teams competing in Ohio Science Olympiad on Saturday can be found below.
The Ohio Science Olympiad program is managed by Ohio State’s Office of Distance Education and eLearning (ODEE).
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About Science Olympiad
For over 30 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 nearly 7,000 teams in 50 states. 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.
The Science Olympiad national tournament is the culmination of nearly 300 regional and state tournaments. This year it will take place May 19-20, 2017, at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. For more information about Science Olympiad, visit soinc.org.
Middle School Teams
High School Teams
1 – Northeastern
2 – Western
West Liberty Salem
3 – Eastern
Bio-Med Science Academy
4 – Northern
5 – Southwestern
Cincinnati Country Day
6 – Central
7 – Southeastern
8 – Northwestern