What is Science Olympiad?
Science Olympiad is a nation-wide competition where teams of 15 students representing their school work throughout the year to build, study, and experiment. There are invitational competitions (for practice) and a regional, state, and national level competition near the end of the school year, during which students show off what they've learned all year by competing with other schools. There are 23 events to compete in, and each event requires 2-3 students to represent the entire team. The team who does best overall in all 23 events wins the competition. This year, there are a few different models depending on COVID-19 restrictions for our district and state. Two possibilities are Satellite SO which would mean in person competitions with all events, or Mini SO which means we would only compete in events that could be done virtually. Despite all the changes, our goal for next season is still to get to Nationals! We got this!
2021-2022 year: 1st at Regionals, 4th at States
2020-2021 year: 1st at Regionals, 2nd at States, 21st at Nationals
2019-2020 year: 3rd at Northview, 3rd at Centerville, 2nd at UMich, and then COVID-19 happened :(
2018-2019 year: 1st at Regionals, 2nd at States, 5th at Nationals
2017-2018 year: 1st at Regionals and 4th at States
2016-2017 year: 1st at Regionals and 5th at States
2015-2016 year: 3rd at Regionals
2014-2015 year: 4th at Regionals
Best finish: 5th at Nationals in 2019!!
We have been a Science Olympiad team since 1987. Our team is very active in helping to coach Slauson Middle School's Science Olympiad, and helped them get to Nationals in 2018, 2019, 2021, and 2022.
In 2019, we made it to Nationals for the first time since 1994 with the hard work of our team and lots of help from parents, teachers, and coaches.
Check out these articles on our team:
A2Schools Nationals 2019
A2Schools States 2019
We Love Ann Arbor's Article 2018
Slauson and Pioneer 2018
To join the team, pick out a few events that you are interested in and that don't conflict when the registration form comes out. To be on the main team, you must pick more 3 or more events to actively participate in, but if you can't commit that much time, you are welcome to choose one or two events to be a part of until December. You won't be able to compete on the main team, but you will still learn a lot about those subjects and have a great experience. We will have a virtual meeting where we talk about the logistics of this year sometime in early September if you want to learn more!
Created by Anna Klinger