2016 National Tournament
Top 6 Places for Division B (PDF)
Top 6 Places for Division C (PDF)
Medal Winner Photos for all 23 Events in Div. B/C
Congratulations to the new 2016 Champs - Mira Loma High School from Sacramento, California and Daniel Wright Junior High School from Lincolnshire, IL, are the Division C and Division B winners of the 32nd Annual Science Olympiad National Tournament!
Mira Loma HS Official Team Winner Photo
Daniel Wright JHS Official Team Winner Photo
Final Results Press Release May 22, 2016
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 will be hosted on May 20-21, 2016, by the University of Wisconsin-Stout (UWS). On the UWS 2016 Science Olympiad National Tournament website, you'll find information about events like Scrambler, Electric Vehicle, Mission Possible, GeoLogic Mapping, Robot Arm, Crime Busters, Air Trajectory, Green Generation, Bottle Rocket and more! Document your journey to Wisconsin using the Twitter handles: @SO2016UWS @SOAlumniNetwork @UWStout
For Science Olympiad media inquiries or press photos, please contact Bob Kopach: firstname.lastname@example.org
Opening Ceremony, Action Shots and Award Ceremony medal and trophy recipient highlight photos will be posted on Facebook after the event. Full archived video of the Awards Ceremony on Saturday, May 21, posted here.
Hometown Release - A fill-in-the-blanks Word document that every school and district heading to the National Tournament can send to local media. Contains quotes and event details. Add your own info and attach a photo to publicize your team's accomplishments!
National Tournament Pre-Release Press Info (PDF) May 16, 2016
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.
Watch the Opening and Closing Ceremonies via Live Stream Friday, May 20 and Saturday, May 21!
Please see this incredible list of 2016 Science Olympiad National Tournament Prizes & Awards totaling more than $886,000 in scholarship offers, trips to national conferences and CDC headquarters, individual cash awards and more! - Posted 4/28/16 List of Winners Posted 6/7/16
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 2016 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 18-22, 2016. Bring the completed form to Registration at the National Tournament, or fill out a paper copy available at Registration in the Student Union (one form per team will be included in each Coaches Registration Box)
University of Wisconsin-Stout Scholarships for Gold Medal Winners (Division B & C): UW-Stout will award a one-time $1,000 UW-Stout Polytechnic Scholarship to 2016 Science Olympiad National Tournament non-trial event gold medal winners in both Divisions B and C. The 15 members of the first place teams in both Divisions B and C will receive a $3,000 UW-Stout Chancellor's Scholarship, renewable for $1,500 for a second year. All offers are subject to eligibility.
In its continuous effort to design Science Olympiad events that are balanced, relevant, challenging and fun, the Science Olympiad Executive Board is announcing plans to add a Science Olympiad Coach position to the National Advisory Committee. The coach will serve a one-year term and attend the Advisory Committee and Executive Board annual joint meeting at the NSTA National Conference. A nomination form will be posted after June 15, open only to Division B and Division C Head Coaches from 2016 Science Olympiad National Tournament teams. Find details here this summer!
STEM Expo & Aurora Stage + iPad Raffle
The 2016 Science Olympiad National Tournament will feature a STEM Expo & Aurora Stage for students and families on Thursday (9am to 4pm) and Friday (9am to 3pm) May 19 & 20, located at Jarvis Hall and the South Lawn of the Memorial Student Center (410 10th Ave. East). Visit the Ward's Science booth in the Student Union for free swag and a chance to win Ward's Science Olympiad Kits, and meet with UW-Stout Departments and partners like 3M, Xcel Energy, Mayo Clinic and Stratasys.
This year, we will be running the FREE iPad Mini contest as a clue-based scavenger hunt online! Three clues will be posted at STEM Expo locations (Aurora Stage, Ward's Booth and 3M Booth) Friday, May 20 after 9am and an online form will allow students to submit their answers for a chance to win!
Back by popular demand! Audition to be "The Next ACE Hardware Science Star!" at the ACE Hardware Science booth in the Stout Student Union on Friday, May 20 from 9am to 2pm - Steve Jacobs of Mr. Wizard and Mythbusters fame will be on hand to direct students through a short video audition using hardware props -- winners will star in a Hardware Science video shot on location in Chicago (trip included!) and snag $500 for their team -- winners in 2nd to 5th place will win $250 each for their school's Science Olympiad program. All win Bose Speaker systems!
Frequently Asked Questions and Clarifications & State Team Numbers
Note: The Science Olympiad FAQ system will close at midnight roughly a week before the National Tournament, so be sure to submit your questions before that time.
State Team Numbers for the 2016 Science Olympiad National Tournament - Posted 3/25/16
Global Ambassador Team From Japan
In 2009, Board Members Dr. 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 2016, JST will host its fifth annual Japan High School Science Championships (JHSSC), where the Grand Prize for the competition is a trip to the 2016 Science Olympiad National Tournament at the University of Wisconsin-Stout. The Grand Prize will be presented by Dr. Gerard Putz, Science Olympiad co-founder, and Sharon Putz, Executive Administrator, to students in Japan in March. In 2015, the JHSSC added a Science Olympiad tradition to the contest, the ever-popular Swap Meet! As they did at the 2012-2015 National Tournaments, Japanese students will meet their American peers and participate as unranked guests in selected Science Olympiad events. Please welcome our friends to Wisconsin, and see photos from the event on our Facebook page!
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 soinc.org website. For more information about Science Olympiad Scoring, please visit our Policies section.