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2013 National Tournament

2013 National Tournament

Winner Info

Results for Division B and Division C - May 18, 2013 (PDF)

Top 6 Places for Division B (PDF)

Top 6 Places for Division C (PDF)

Congratulations to the 2013 Champs - Solon Middle School and Solon High School from Solon, Ohio are the winners of the 29th Annual Science Olympiad National Tournament!

The Science Olympiad National Tournament is the pinnacle of achievement for 120 of the country's best Science Olympiad teams, representing more than 2,000 students. This year, the Science Olympiad National Tournament was hosted on May 17-18, 2013, by Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. On the WSU 2013 Science Olympiad National Tournament website, you'll find information about events like Gravity Vehicle, Boomilever, Mission Possible, Robot Arm, Helicopters, MagLev, Shock Value, Sounds of Music, Rotor Egg Drop and more. 

Letters of Congratulations from US Senator Mark Kirk, Illinois (All 4 Teams), US Senator Senator Frank Lautenberg, New Jersey (B/C), US Senator Mark Pryor, Arkansas (B/C) and US Senator David Vitter, Louisiana (Both B/C) (PDFs); Congressional Record transcript of congratulations by US Senator Dean Heller, Nevada, for the Clark HS Science Olympiad team's achievements at the National Tournament, June 27, 2013

For the MEDIA: B-roll of the Opening Ceremony, Closing Ceremony and Selected Action Events and Photos of the Winning Teams plus Selected Action Events are available by contacting Bob Kopach at (312) 852-0132 or or visiting the Wright State University website

Solon HS Wins

Solon HS Action

Solon MS Action

Results - Post-Tournament Release (PDF)

Media Coverage of the 2013 National Tournament: The Weather Channel, AP Wire, Chicago Tribune, Syracuse Post Standard, Cleveland Plain Dealer, Gary Post-Tribune, Washington Examiner, The Oregonian, Pensacola News Journal, Modesto Bee, Camas Post-Record, KAAL-TV (Minnesota), FOX19-TV (Ohio), KCBS-TV (Los Angeles), WDTN-TV (Ohio), WHIO-TV (Ohio), WSBT-TV (Indiana), WJAC-TV (Pennsylvania), WNEM-TV (Michigan)

Awards and Prizes

Science Olympiad is grateful to our sponsors and partners, who support the achievement of our Science Olympiad competitors by awarding fantastic prizes, cash scholarships and student and professional development opportunities. 

Winners of Scholarships, Awards and Prizes for Coaches and Students at the 2013 National Tournament (PDF) 

Air Force Remote Sensing Technology Workshop - Friday, May 17, 11:00am to 12:00pm, Russ 144 on the WSU Campus: Two airmen from the US Air Force will speak about their experience and knowledge on Remote Sensing technology and discuss how Special Operations use Remote Sensing to keep America safe and lead the way in innovation for air, space and cyberspace

Wright State University - Science Olympiad is thrilled to share Wright State University's generous scholarship information for the 2013 National Tournament. Student winners on the first place teams in both Division B and Division C will receive scholarships equal to the value of current in-state tuition, renewable for four years (Total Value: $34,250). In both Divisions B and C, Wright State University will also award $2,500 scholarships to all first place winners of each individual event, renewable for four years (Total Value: $10,000). See this link for admissions criteria and other info about these awards. WOW!

Lockheed Martin Spirit Awards - One Division B and one Division C team each year are honored with this award bestowed upon the team that best exempifies good sportsmanship, team collaboration and school spirit. Event supervisors will privately nominate teams based on their participation in each event, so be at your best at all times! You never know who's watching when you do a good deed, congratulate another team, or help a fellow competitor. ($2,000 per school)

Lockheed Martin Coaching Excellence Awards Nomination Form for 2013 National-Bound Coaches (PDF) - One coach per team may fill out this form to win one of four (4) expenses-paid trips to the Science Olympiad Summer Institute in Phoenix, Arizona, July 15-19, 2013. Bring the completed form to Registration at the National Tournament, or fill out a paper copy available at Registration in the Student Union - posted 3/21/13

Frequently Asked Questions Deadline

Note: The Science Olympiad FAQ system will close at midnight roughly a week before the National Tournament, so be sure to ask any questions before that time.

Science Olympiad Global Ambassador Team from Japan

In 2009, Board Members Gerard Putz and Jim Woodland traveled to Tokyo, Japan, to present Science Olympiad concepts to Japanese education officials from the Ministry of Education (MEXT) and the Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) at "Science Agora." A partnership between Science Olympiad and JST was born, founded on a shared passion for making science competition fun and exciting for all students. In 2013, JST will host its second annual Japan High School Science Championships (JHSSC), where the Grand Prize for the competition is a trip to visit the 2013 Science Olympiad National Tournament at Wright State University. As they did in 2012 at the University of Central Florida, Japanese students will meet their American peers and participate as unranked guests in selected Science Olympiad events. Please welcome our friends from Japan in Dayton!

Tournament Media 

Media requests for interviews should go to Jenny Kopach, VP of Marketing Communications for Science Olympiad:

2013 Science Olympiad National Tournament Release (PDF)

Hometown Press Release Sample (Word) - Use this template to create your own personalized news release. Two news alerts about the National Tournament will be sent prior to the event, and a post-event release will be sent out early Sunday morning listing the Top 10 winners in each Division. 


Live Streaming - The Opening and Closing Ceremonies will be live streamed! Connect via the Wright State University Video Technology Services site

State Team Numbers for the 2013 National Tournament (PDF) - posted 3/20/13

National Tournament Scoring Policy

At the end of the Science Olympiad National Tournament Awards Ceremony each team’s head coach will be provided one copy of the final scores. Places are tentative and may change if any scoring inconsistencies are brought to the attention of the arbitrators and verified within one hour after the ceremony is completed. If changes occur, the appropriate medals and trophies will be awarded. Teams will not be asked to return awards. In the rare case of a problem, call the National Tournament Director (head coach only). Scores for the National Science Olympiad are not official until they are posted on the website. For more information about Science Olympiad Scoring, please visit our Policies section.