Welcome to Nevada Science Olympiad, the state’s most exciting and engaging academic competition. Started in 1999, this will be the 13th year for the Nevada State Science Olympiad program. The State tournament will be held, Saturday, March 2, 20
13, on the campus of the University of Nevada, Reno. 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 17-18,2013, at Wright State University, in Dayton, Ohio.
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 will find all of the information in regards to the 2013 competition in Reno, Nevada. Event schedules and other forms will be posted here upon completion
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...