Science Olympiad is an exciting and fun “team-oriented” science competition.
The competitions consist of twenty-three events in which the various team members compete for “best in class” and look to collect as many medals and ribbons, also known as “Clinkage” as they all prepare for the regional, state and national tournaments.
The events are set up like TV game shows, athletic events, board games, and races…
not only involving study events but building (hands on) events as well.
Many of the testing events occur in closed classroom environments that cover various disciplines of science such as: Life, Earth, Physics and Chemistry, Nature, Technology and Inquiry. While many of the technology events are open to spectators. These events may include such things as are lightweight graceful flying devices that fight to stay airborne the longest, trajectory devices that precisely predict and hit their targets. Events such as tower, beam and bridge building which test engineering and building skills of structures while holding more than 3000 times their weight. Self propelled vehicles are engineered and built to accomplish challenges with extreme accuracy, while robotic challenges drive students to develop devices that execute unique performance routines and control them remotely.
The Northmont Science Olympiad teams participate in at least six competitions within Ohio each year. Some are as close as Piqua or Centerville, but others require overnight stays in Solon (near Cleveland) and Roseville (near Zanesville). We will also compete in the Piqua Regional Competition, held at Piqua High School, and if we place well we will move on to the state of Ohio competition at The Ohio State University. Our goal is to be one of the two top teams (out of 250 plus teams in the state of Ohio) in order to compete at the Science Olympiad National Tournament.
The student members of Science Olympiad are all academic athletes!
Northmont Science Olympiad graduating members receive thousands of dollars in college scholarships annually. Past members have gone into numerous fields of advance study, including: astrophysics, medicine, psychology, aerospace engineering, astronomy, zoology, electrical engineering, botany, physical therapy, music, history, and other areas of science and mathematics. No matter what path they follow, all of the
Science Olympiad students, past and present, are champions.
We read about it every day, to prosper in the world today we must better prepare our youth in the areas of science and technology. Within Northmont Science Olympiad, student members are engaged and challenged within many fields of advanced sciences and technology allowing them to find their fields of interest and prepare themselves for their future educational and professional explorations.
What will they learn? What will they discover? How will they contribute in the future? Science Olympiad sets the bar high so that students can make whatever they want of their future and allow for limitless possibilities.
The Science Olympiad Organization was created in 1983 by
Dr. Gerard J. Putz and Jack Cairns
to increase the interest in science and as an alternative to traditional science fairs and single-discipline tournaments. After successful trial Olympiads were held in their respective states of Michigan and Delaware, the Science Olympiad began to grow. The Olympiad has members in all 50 states totaling more than 12,000
actively participating K-12 schools.