Northwestern Pennsylvania Region Science Olympiad

Science Olympiad Hosted by Penn State Erie, The Behrend College

Tentative Date for 2017 NWPA Tournament: Tuesday, March 7, 2017

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.


2016 NW PA Science Olympiad Results

Congratulations to:

Wattsburg Area Middle School, North East Middle School, Laurel Junior High School, North Clarion Junior High School, and Wilmington Area Middle School who made the state tournament in Division B and 

Seneca High School, Clarion Area High School, Northwestern Pennsylvania Collegiate Academy, and Laurel Senior High School who made the state tournament in Division C.

Division B
Division C



2016 NW PA Science Olympiad Information

Team Organization

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. To register a team please visit the Registration for Science Olympiad page.

EventsScience Olympiad

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. 

2016 Division B & C Event Descriptions

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.



Previous Competition Results

2015 NW PA Science Olympiad Results

Division B
Division C



National Science Olympiad website

Frequently Asked Questions (from the National Science Olympiad)

Pennsylvania Science Olympiad

National Science Olympiad Brochure

Map of Penn State Erie, The Behrend College


For more information on the Northwestern Pennsylvania Science Olympiad tournament,
please contact Dr. Chuck Yeung at


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