Hosted by Penn State Erie, The Behrend College
Date for 2014 NWPA Tournament: Tuesday, March 11, 2014
The Science Olympiad is one of the premier science competitions in the nation involving over 7,000 teams in all 50 states. Teams of middle school and high school students in engage in exciting and rigorous science competitions which are aligned with both PA Science Standards and National Education Standards.
Teams consist of up to 15 students in division B (grades 6-9) and up to 15 students in division C (grades 9-12). The teams are separate so schools can enter one or both divisions. No more than five 9th graders are allowed on a division B team and no more than seven 12th graders are allowed on a division C team. The team coach is responsible for recruiting/choosing members for the team and assigning events to specific members of the team. Each event usually has two students working together. See hints for starting and organizing a team.
There are 23 events in each division. A team is more likely to do well if it enters as many events as possible. However, the team is not required to enter all events. A few new events are added every year and old ones removed, but most events are just tweaked.
State and National Tournaments
The top four teams from Division B and from Division C will qualify for the state tournament at Juniata College tentatively scheduled for April 7, 2014. The top two teams in each division at the state tournament qualify for the national tournament May 16-17 at the University of Central Florida in Orlando.
Registration and Costs
Please register your team with the state Science Olympiad to compete. Registration begins on September 1, 2013 and ends on January 31, 2014. The registration fee is $225 for returning teams and $200 for teams that have not competed during the previous five years.
For more information on the Northwestern Pennsylvania Science Olympiad tournament, please contact Dr. Chuck Yeung at ScienceOlympiad@psu.edu.