2017 National Tournament
2017 National Tournament Results
Top 6 Places for Division B
Top 6 Places for Division C
Medal Winner Photos for all 23 Events in Div. B/C and Top 6 Team Places Overall in Div. B/C - posted on Facebook now!
Congratulations to the new 2017 Champs - Troy High School from Fullerton, California and Daniel Wright Junior High School from Lincolnshire, IL, are the Division C and Division B winners of the 33rd Annual Science Olympiad National Tournament!
Troy HS Official Team Winner Photo (JPG)
Daniel Wright JHS Official Team Winner Photo (JPG)
Final Results Press Release May 21, 2017
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 33rd Annual Science Olympiad National Tournament was hosted on May 19-20, 2017, by Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. On the Wright State 2017 Science Olympiad National Tournament website, you'll find information about events like Hovercraft, Microbe Mission, Electric Vehicle, Optics, Robot Arm, Crime Busters, Towers, Bottle Rocket and everything you need to plan your team trip to Dayton, including event schedules, trial events, BBQ, banquet and ceremony info! Document your journey to Ohio using the Twitter handles and hashtags: #SO2017WSU @SOAlumniNetwork @wrightstate
State Team Numbers
State Team Numbers for the 2017 Science Olympiad National Tournament - Posted 3/20/17
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Opening Ceremony, Action Shots and Award Ceremony medal and trophy recipient highlight photos will be posted on Facebook after the event.
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-Event Press Release - posted 5/16/17
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. Check out this incredible list. New Scholarship info from Wright State University included! Updated 5/8/17
2017 Science Olympiad National Tournament Prize Winner List
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 2017 National-Bound Coaches - 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 17-21, 2017. 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).
Back by popular demand! Audition to be "The Next ACE Hardware Science Star!" at the ACE Hardware Science booth Friday, May 19 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
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.
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 2017, JST hosted its sixth annual Japan High School Science Championships (JHSSC), where the Grand Prize for the competition is a trip to the 2017 Science Olympiad National Tournament at Wright State University. In 2015, the JHSSC added a Science Olympiad tradition to the contest, the ever-popular Swap Meet! As they did at the 2012-2016 National Tournaments, Japanese students will meet their American peers and participate as unranked guests in selected Science Olympiad events. Please welcome our friends from Gifu High School to Ohio!
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.