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In The News

Click on the links below to see media coverage about Science Olympiad teams, tournaments and program news:

Science Olympiad Video Clips Page - recent news & videos posted

Science Olympiad Facebook Page - recent articles posted frequently

Science Olympiad Twitter Feed - recent articles posted frequently

National Tournament Pages - 2012, 2013, 2014

White House Science Fair Pages - 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014

Prior News Coverage

UConnToday, "UConn Hosts High School Science Olympiad," about the excitement surrounding the tournament, April 8, 2013. (PDF)

The Today Show, NBC News, "Class of 2020: Stiff Competition at Science Olympiad," about a team from California competing in the LA County Regional Science Olympiad Tournament in California, March 11, 2013. 

KPAX-TV, "Corvallis Science Olympiad Team Honored," about Montana's national tournament-bound Middle School team. (The state tournament is held in November before the spring snows) December 1, 2012. (PDF)

Richmond County Daily Journal, "Pee Dee Electric honors local teachers for 'bright ideas,'" about an award given to Rockingham Middle School's Science Olympiad program in North Carolina, November 30, 2012. (PDF)

The Guardian, "Science Olympiad debuts in Nigeria," about Yaba College of Technology (YABATECH) hosting the first-ever Elementary Science Olympiad event in Lagos, Nigeria, September 27, 2012. (PDF)

Popular Science, "A Challenge Answered: InnoCentive Lesson Plan Contest Winners Announced," about two Science Olympiad event supervisors, Alan and Matt Chalker, who won the Fuel Cells and Big Data categories and placed third in Polymers, September 2012. (PDF)

Omaha World-Herald, "Three Balloons Score for Science at Memorial Stadium," about a halftime launch during the University of Nebraska Football Game to kick off many science activities on campus, including the announcement of the 2015 Science Olympiad National Tournament, September 16, 2012. (PDF)

NSTA Reports, "What's New From Government Sources," about the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association's (NOAA) new resources for Science Olympiad, September 2012. (PDF)

Modesto Bee, "Education Foundation wins Modesto's Community Brunch competition," about how Science Olympiad in Northern California will benefit from the $99,500 award, September 13, 2012. (PDF)

Chicago Tribune, "Students deserve the exciting start a strike would thwart," about ways Chicago Public Schools can begin the school year on a high note, including starting Science Olympiad teams, August 19, 2012. (PDF)

Orange County Register, "More Orange County students passing exams in English, math and science," about how programs like Science Olympiad have contributed to this success, August 18, 2012. (PDF)

Cleveland Plain Dealer, "Students at Solon High School, Middle School win National Science Olympiad," about the Solon teams winning both Division B and Division C at the 2012 National Tournament, May 20, 2012. (PDF)

Central Florida Future, "UCF hosts contest for middle, high schoolers," about the 2012 National Tournament at the University of Central Florida, May 16, 2012. (PDF)

WIRED Magazine, GeekDad, "The Science of Fringe helps students explore real science topics," about the Science Olympiad Lesson Plans for the FOX TV sci-fi show FRINGE, May 16, 2012. (PDF)

New Jersey Times, "Aces on and off the court," about West-Windsor Plainsboro South students who excel on the Science Olympiad and tennis teams, May 9, 2012. (PDF)

Ann Arbor Journal, "Area students show off their knowlege at Washtenaw Elementary Science Olympiad," about the 10th Annual WESO event in Michigan, April 22, 2012. (PDF)

National Public Radio, "Nebraska Science Olympiad tests high school students' mental, not physical skills," about the diversity of students preparing for Science Olympiad tournaments in Nebraska, April 19, 2012. (PDF)

Chagrin Valley Times, "Visit with president is scientifically 'cool'," Februrary 15, 2012. (PDF), Chagrin Solon Sun, "Four Solon High School Students participate in White House Science Fair," about Science Olympiad's visit to Washington, DC, February 12, 2012 (PDF)

US News & World Report, "Obama Praises Top Students at White House Science Fair," with comments from Solon students, February 7, 2012. (PDF)

WKYC-TV NBC, "Solon Students Honored at White House," with footage of Solon students at the White House Ceremony with President Obama, February 7, 2012. (PDF)

NBC News (KARE 11), "East Ridge senior is a high tech Academic All-Star," about an outstanding Science Olympiad team member in Minnesota, November 21, 2011. Video. (PDF)

NPR Science Friday, "Rethinking How Kids Learn Science," an interview by Science Friday host Ira Flatow with panelists Susan Singer, Professor at Carleton College and Science Olympiad coach in MN, Linda Kekelis and Lynn Dierking, air date November 11, 2011. (PDF), "Solon High School, Middle School Science Olympiad teams win national tournament," about the champions from the 2011 Science Olympiad National Tournament at the University of Wisconsin, May 25, 2011. (PDF)

Caltech News, "Caltech Science Olympians Give Back," about Science Olympiad alums at CalTech working on Southern California Science Olympiad tournaments, April 13, 2011. (PDF)

ABC News (WQOW), "Science teacher surprised with Golden Apple," about Science Olympiad coach and science teacher Andy Hamm from Boyceville HS in Wisconsin, January 7, 2011. (PDF

Kalamazoo Gazette, "Ivy League experience has been eye-opener for former Bangor wrestling standout Brandon Shull," about a former Michigan Science Olympiad team member and varsity athlete who has found success at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, December 26, 2010. (PDF)

Yankton Press & Dakotan, "More than rocket science," about the Yankton Middle School and High School Science Olympiad team preparations to maintain their 27-year state winning streak in South Dakota, December 22, 2010. (PDF)

TV Guide, "Fringe Unveils Science Sites," about the free weekly Lesson Plans that blend scientific elements from the Fringe TV show on FOX and Science Olympiad events, October 11, 2010. (PDF) Also seen in NSTA Reports

Dayton Daily News, "Obama honors Centerville High science team," about four students on the 2010 Science Olympiad National Tournament team who were honored by President Obama at a White House ceremony for STEM competition winners in Washington, DC, October 19, 2010. (PDF)

Charlotte Observer, "Top skills prime teens for top jobs," about outstanding students in the Charlotte-Mecklenberg Schools' Class of 2010, including Science Olympiad team members, June 6, 2010. (PDF)

Centerville Washington Times, "CHS Wins Science Olympiad National Championship," about the Centerville HS team in Ohio winning first place in Division C at the 2010 Science Olympiad National Tournament, June 3, 2010. (PDF)

Lodi News-Sentinel, "Twins excel at Tokay High School, despite life's hardships," about Victoria and Valerie Winters, students on the Science Olympiad team in Lodi, California, who are headed to MIT and UCLA, May 27, 2010. (PDF)

Chicago Tribune, "New Trier Science Olympiad Competes at Nationals," about the New Trier HS team in Winnetka and their accomplishments at the University of Illinois, May 26, 2010. (PDF)

Lt. Governor Duke Aiona of Hawaii, Commendation for the two teams attending the 2010 Science Olympiad National Tournament, Mililani HS and Maui Preparatory Academy, May 26, 2010. (PDF)

Syracuse Post-Standard, "Fayetteville-Manlius HS Places 10th in National Science Olympiad," about the Science Olympiad team's success, May 22, 2010. (PDF)

Delaware News Journal, "Delaware schools: Serious science is family's fun," about the well-respected Science Olympiad coaches Tom and Jillann Hounsell of H.B. duPont Middle School, and the next generation of family coaches, May 21, 2010. (PDF)

KTRK-TV, "Katy science students square off at National Science Olympiad competition," about the Beckendorff MS team as they prepare to travel to the 2010 National Tournament, May 18, 2010. (PDF)

KFYR-TV, "Big Send Off for Wachter's Science Olympiad Team," about a surprise pep rally for the Wachter MS team from North Dakota, leaving for the 2010 Science Olympiad National Tournament, May 19, 2010. (PDF)

Daytona Beach News-Journal, "Science Olympiad challenges Heritage Middle students," about coach Michael Cimino's success with his Florida Science Olympiad team, which he credits to his student teacher mentors in Delaware, the Hounsells, May 11, 2010. (PDF)

NSTA Reports, "The Rise of STEM Clubs," about how teachers are incorporating science, technology, math and engineering into school-based after-school clubs and using them to prepare for competitions such as Science Olympiad, March 2010. (PDF Version)

Monroe News, "Mason grad exploring space," about Dr. Brian Trease, a former Science Olympiad participant from Michigan who works on the Mars Rover project at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in California, January 4, 2010. (PDF Version)

The Daily Review, "Mark Watkins of Rome Township at home in elite Air Force Academy," about a former Science Olympiad participant from Pennsylvania who is studying at the prestigious school in Colorado Springs, Colorado, December 28, 2009. (PDF Version)

Oregon Live, "McCarthy family sends another son to MIT," about a current Science Olympiad team member in Oregon who will attend the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in fall 2010, crediting his SO coach with science inspiration, December 24, 2009. (PDF Version)

San Marcos Local News, "Texas State math camp team wins Siemens prize," about three students (one of whom is a Science Olympiad medalist in Disease Detectives from Sugar Land, TX)  who won the 2009 award for their graph theory project, December 7, 2009. (PDF Version)

Earth Times, "ComputerGear announces Adopt-a-Science-Teacher Program," about an innovative granting program for science and math teachers by a Washington science supply company.  A grant went to a Science Olympiad coach in Washington, November 10, 2009. (Press Release)

El Defensor Cheiftan, "NM Tech woos local freshman," about the college's efforts to recruit a promising student who has competed in Science Olympiad and the Discovery Young Scientist Challenge, November 4, 2009. (PDF Version)

North County Times, "Nonprofit foundation to sponsor Science Olympiad teams," about a Southern California district's $18,500 grant for Science Olympiad teams at several local schools from the Beckman Coulter Foundation, October 23, 2009. (PDF Version)

The Sentinel Source, "TIps to encourage kids into math and science related careers," about the current state of STEM education and careers, and how activities like Science Olympiad help lead students on a path to success, October 20, 2009. (PDF version)

Wapakoneta Daily News, "Teacher rakes in grant for Science Olympiad," about an Ohio science teacher who received a $3,300 start-up grant for her Science Olympiad team, October 17, 2009. (PDF Version)

San Joaquin Valley Record, "From war refugees to proud parents - a Stockton success story," about a Hmong family and their academic achievements (including being on Science Olympiad teams)  in the face of adversity, July 28, 2009 (PDF Version)

Salt Lake Tribune, "Students build medieval catapult," about how Cottonwood High School kids in Utah worked on science projects for Science Olympiad and MESA, July 15, 2009.

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Engineering interest," about how University of Wisconsin Dean Peercy is attracting the finest minds in science and engineering to his campus by highlighting and hosting programs like Science Olympiad, June 28, 2009. PDF version.

Model Retailer Magazine, "Down to a science," about how local hobby stores and employees work with Science Olympiad teams to help them succeed, December 2008.

Durham Herald-Sun, "Science and math team floating on egg shells," about the winning team from the NC School of Science and Math's in Egg-O-Naut at the 2009 National Tournament, May 27, 2009. (PDF version)

The Columbian, "ExCEL team takes 2nd in nation," about the Division B home-schooled team from Washington, May 26, 2009. (PDF version)

Daily Herald, "South Middle School aces national robotics competition," about the winning Robo-Cross team in Illinois, May 20, 2009. (PDF version)

Augusta Chronicle, "Pupils with same passion compete," about the winners from the 2009 Science Olympiad National Tournament, May 17, 2009. (PDF version)

Lewisboro Ledger, "John Jay honored for 25 years at state Science Olympiad," about a Science Olympiad high school team attending the West Point Regional Science Olympiad Tournament for 25 years in a row, March 26, 2009. (PDF)

Atlanta Journal Constitution, "Young scientists learn what ideas fly -- or explode," about the Georgia Regional Science Olympiad tournament, March 8, 2009. (PDF)

Media Release, "Science Olympiad Urban Schools Initiative Brings Together Industry Experts for First Annual Build It Learn It Day at the Museum of Science and Industry, February 11, 2009.

Princeton University News, "Tournament launches area students into science skills test," about the New Jersey Science Olympiad Regional Tournament at Princeton University, January 12, 2009. (PDF)

Honolulu Star Bulletin, "Shining Stars," about Hawaii Wal-Mart Stores donation of $10,000 to the Hawaii Science Olympiad, November 18, 2008. (PDF)

Austin Weekly News, "City shows community why science is cool," about the Science Olympiad Gummi Bear Long Jump event at Science in the City with the Chicago Public Schools, October 22, 2008 (PDF)

WBBM News Radio 780, "CPS takes classroom outdoors, enlists athletes for 'Science of Sports'," about the about the Science Olympiad Gummi Bear Long Jump event at Science in the City with the Chicago Public Schools, October 20, 2008 (PDF of transcript)

Northwest Indiana Post-Tribune, "Ivy Tech Honors Innovators," about a local award for Thomas Jefferson Middle School's Science Olympiad Coach Rich Bender, October 17, 2008 (PDF)

Orange County Register, "Troy's success begins - but doesn't end - at nationally acclaimed tech program," about Troy High School's success at Science Olympiad, activities and the arts, and their effect on college recruiting, September 14, 2008 (PDF)

United Press International, (UPI), "Missouri Girl Named Top Young Scientist," about the Discovery Young Scientist Challenge. Peter Ku of Princeton Junction, NJ, a Science Olympiad participant, was named 2nd runner up, October 7, 2008

Chicago Sun-Times, "Rookie Teacher Plants Crane with Seeds of Flower Power," about Science Olympiad Urban Schools Initiative, Monday, May 12, 2008 (PDF)

Servo Magazine, "Build a PWM Circuit to Run a VEX Motor," about the Science Olympiad Electric Vehicle event, August 2008 issue

Chicago Daily Herald, "Top local students kick off yearlong science initiative," about Science Olympiad's participation in the Museum of Science and Industry's Science Chicago program, July 30, 2008 (PDF)

Mountain Mail, "Socorro Student's Science Video Chosen as State's Best," about a Science Olympiad student's participation in the Discovery 2008 Young Scientist Challenge, August 21, 2008

Wall Street Journal,"To Fans, Mr. Bender is the Woody Hayes of 8th Grade Science" about dominant Science Olympiad teams in Indiana, Wednesday, November 1, 2006, front page (PDF)

Orange County Register, "Troy High Sets Record with National Science Win," May 31, 2008

2008 Science Olympiad National Tournament at The George Washington University