What is the Science Olympiad?
The Science Olympiad is a nationwide organization dedicated to promoting science education through conducting competitive science tournaments. SO teams spend months studying for the big competition, all the while learning new things and making new friends.Â The competition is an exciting day, and the winners get a chance to go to nationals.
(Video courtesy of Wisconsin-Madison College of Engineering engr.wisc.edu/)
In SO, teams of up to 15 students meet and compete in over 25 different science events that cover many different areas of science, technology, engineering, and math.Â Some events require constructing a project ahead of time.Â Others involve on the spot application of skills to a given problem.Â Individual students win medals for placing in an event, with cumulative scores yielding overall team placement at a tournament.
The Arkansas Science Olympiad
The Arkansas Science Olympiad will be held this year at the UALR campus on April 12th, 2014.Â We have a total of 27 teams, 14 of which are middle school teams and 13 are high school teams.Â There will be 31 different events the students will be competing in.Â Some of these events include: Robo-Cross, Compound Machines, Crime Busters, Designer Genes, Elastic Launch Glider, Geologic Mapping, Helicopter and Mag Levitation.Â The event is Free and open to the public.
Â To see the pics of the winners and events follow this link here.