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Final Week to Win $25,000 in Discovery Education 3M YSC

Enter the 2014 Competition by April 22, 2014 to win $25,000! Middle school students can upload a short video for a chance to compete in a live, head-to-head final in October. See the teacher letter and contest overview for more info. Teachers can encourage specific students and Science Olympiad team members to enter by presenting the Nomination Certificate below.

Here you'll find what you need to enter the 2014 Competition:

Air Force Partnership Takes Flight

See the Air Force Simulator at the 2014 National Tournament! Info coming soon. Science Olympiad's partnership with US Air Force at the 2013 Science Olympiad National Tournament at Wright State University featured the Rapid Strike Vehicle Simulator, appearances by top brass at the Opening and Closing Ceremonies, and an info booth.

New Resources from NOAA and Science Olympiad

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has teamed up with Science Olympiad to provide in-depth and up-to-date resources for Meteorology, Dynamic Planet and Water Quality. As a new feature on their education website, NOAA has created a dedicated page for Science Olympiad with multimedia links, lessons, activities, real-world data and career profiles. For 2013-2014, NOAA will act as the official sponsor for the Meteorology event, providing teacher training, educational resources and multimedia content development.

Official 2014 Ward's Science Olympiad Kits

New In-Stock dates posted! Order today to be the first shipped out, as demand is very high. Students, coaches and supervisors can prep smarter and faster for tournaments with a variety of exclusive practice kits designed to match Science Olympiad events.

Texas Instruments Workshops for Teachers

Any Science Olympiad coach looking to bring hands-on excitement to the classroom should consider attending Texas Instruments' workshops and professional development opportunities. Teachers can also utilize vast online resource libraries for excellent in-class labs in all science and math topics.

2014 DuPont Challenge Science Essay Competition

The DuPont Challenge Science Essay competition encourages students in grades 7-12 to get to the edge of scientific discovery by writing about a technological or scientific development on the topics of food, energy, protection or innovation.  Essays can be submitted until 1/31/14 with winners announced in April 2014. Grand prize winners receive cash awards plus expenses-paid trips to Walt Disney World in Orlando!  See the DuPont Challenge website for more information today.

Science Olympiad Urban Schools Initiative

Chicago Public Schools and Science Olympiad are proud to enter the seventh year of the Urban Schools Initiative (USI) program for 2013-2014, with approximately 30 middle and high schools represented. "After participating in Science Olympiad and winning two medals at the Regional Tournament, I decided I wanted to major in science," said a member of the Steinmetz High School Science Olympiad team. She went on to major in biology at Northeastern Illinois University!

Maker Faire/MAKER Camps

Organized by the staff of MAKE Magazine, makezine.com and craftzine.com, Maker Faire brings together science, art, craft and engineering plus music in a fun, energized, and exciting public forum. The aim is to inspire people of all ages to roll up their sleeves and become makers. This family-friendly event showcases the amazing work of all kinds of makers - anyone who is embracing the DIY spirit and wants to share their accomplishments with an appreciative audience.

Army ROTC and Science Olympiad Join Forces

Science Olympiad is thrilled to welcome its founding sponsor, Army ROTC, back into the fold!

Science Olympiad + FRINGE TV Show

Free downloadable Lesson Plans that mix "Fringe" science with Science Olympiad events were the centerpiece of a FOX Broadcasting public service and promotional campaign designed to raise awareness about STEM education.

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