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Science Olympiad



Minnesota Science Olympiad is a non-profit organization that has a mission to promote STEM education for students in Minnesota K-12 schools by engaging communities in the thrill, excitement and challenge of science, technology, engineering and math competition. Team competition is patterned after track tournaments with challenging and motivational events ranging from earth science through physics. Events range from hands-on labs to student built machines, from outdoor events to paper and pencil tests. There is also a balance between events requiring scientific knowledge and understanding, and others requiring process and application skills. Although some events require an individual from one team to compete against other individuals from other schools, most events require teamwork, group planning, and cooperation. The emphasis is on learning, participation, interaction, having fun and team spirit.

Schools compete with a team of up to 15 students. A school may have multiple teams (but multiple coaches are required). There are two major tournaments: regionals and the state tournament. The top 30 teams from the regional tournaments around the state compete at the State Science Olympiad. The middle school state tournament will be held at St. Olaf College in Northfield and the high school state tournament will be held on the campus of Bethel University in St. Paul. The top team in the state advances to the National Science Olympiad held in May (or two teams if enough teams register).

Century High School has a Science Olympiad team that is top notch.    This year we hope to have both a varsity and a junior varsity team.   We will hold an organizational meeting on September 25 (Friday) from 3:15 until 4:00 in E203.    Practices will not begin until the middle of October but we hope to start forming our team and recruiting members at this time.    During the year, practices take place on Friday afternoons from 3:15 until 5:00.   The regional competition is usually the first Saturday in February and the state competition is usually the first Saturday in March.

The coaches are Mrs. Moertel and Mrs. Burch.    For specific information email Mrs. Moertel  (or better yet - come to the meeting on September 25.

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