Welcome to the 2016 Nevada Science Olympiad
The Nevada Science Olympiad has a new home as part of the University of Nevada, Reno, Raggio Center for STEM Education. We are happy to be part of the Raggio Centers new focus on K-12 STEM academic competitions, fairs and festivals. The 2016 Nevada Science Olympiad will be held on the UNR campus, on Saturday, March 5, 2016. The competition this year will again be supported by the UNR Colleges of Science, Engineering, Education, and Agriculture, Biology & Natural Resources. The headquarters for the event will be in the Davidson Science and Math Building, with events taking place at various venues across campus.
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Welcome to Nevada Science Olympiad, the state’s most exciting and engaging academic competition. Started in 1999, this will be the 16th year for the Nevada State Science Olympiad program. The State tournament will be held, Saturday, March 14, 2015 on the campus of Clark High School in Las Vegas. Teams from middle schools and high schools across the state will be competing in a series of events ranging from Astronomy to Rocks & Minerals, Metric Mastery, Helicopters, and Thermodynamics. There are 23 events for each division (B division: grades 6-9; C division: grades 9-12) and with a maximum of 15 members, each team has to demonstrate both a wide range of science knowledge, and also a great depth of understanding.
During the competition individual team members compete in one or more events, often with a partner, based on the rules published each year by the National Science Olympiad organization. Points are awarded for each event, along with Gold, Silver, and Bronze Olympic style medals for the top three places. The top teams in each division, from each state, are invited to participate in the National Science Olympiad competition. This year the National Science Olympiad will be held May 15-16,2015, at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska.
Science Olympiad is an international academic competition for students at all grade levels. Science Olympiad events cover a wide range of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) topics and are based on and supported by the state and national content standards.
On this page you can find information on the 2016 Nevada State competition which will be held on March 5, 2016 at University of Nevada, Reno, Davidson Science and Math Building.
Science Olympiad began in 1982 when science educators from Michigan and Delaware got together to begin planning a program to enhance science education in their states through academic competition and teamwork. The first tournaments were held in 1983...