Science Olympiad Summer Institute
The 2017 Summer Institute is sold out as of June 1, 2017! Please email Deb Mendenhall at [email protected] if you'd like to be put on a wait list.
Plan now to attend the July 17-21, 2017, Science Olympiad Summer Institute, held at the Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort Hotel in Phoenix, Arizona. Register early as the Institute has sold out early for the past four years! Please note, no students are allowed to participate in this workshop.
- Registration Form for 2017
- Tentative Schedule as of 04/20/17
- Meal Menus for Registered Guests sample from 2014
- 2017 Participant List (If you do not receive an email confirmation for your registration that means your registration has NOT been received) posted 6/9/17
University Credit: If you are interested in obtaining two (2) hours of Graduate Level Professional Development Credit from the University of the Pacific (Course PEDD 9033 - Integrated Science), please register online or complete and mail the 2017 UOP Course Form. The UOP Registration fee is separate from the Institute fee. Please call the University of the Pacific if you need help at 209-946-2424. See UOP Letter (updated Jan. 2017) and only contact University of the Pacific with questions regarding credit. Registrants are expected to attend thirty (30) contact hours of instructions and submit a report on how they plan to implement what they have learned related to standards-based student instruction.
Background Information: The annual Science Olympiad Summer Institute (SOSI) is an excellent opportunity for secondary school (grades 6-12) teachers, coaches, event supervisors, tournament personnel and administrators to get the most up-to-date information about all 46 Science Olympiad events. Many Science Olympiad coaches at state and national tournaments attribute their success to concepts learned at the SOSI. Nearly 100% rate the SOSI as very good or excellent and come away feeling as if their "batteries are recharged!" Comments from previous Science Olympiad Summer Institutes:
"This was my first institute and I loved it! The presenters were absolutely fabulous, and I enjoyed the hands-on activities and the discussions with other coaches."
"I loved the hands-on chemistry opportunities provided in the sessions. Some of the techniques were brand-new to me, so the personal practice and guidance were invaluable! I've gained many new resources and ideas for my own classroom as well as for my Science Olympiad students. I plan to return next year!"
"The human resources were the most helpful. I liked the enthusiastic and friendly participants; they were inspiring. I saw competitiveness, but it was in the spirit of bringing out the best in everyone. Thank you!"
Many sessions are presented by by National Event Supervisors and Committee Chairs. The SOSI provides in-depth coverage of all 46 events. Course attendees will experience five days and four nights of sessions and meetings designed to improve any school's Science Olympiad program and help meet state core curriculum science benchmarks and standards. Registration includes course fee, room and board, and a preview of the incoming Rules for both Division B and C. Educators are eligible to apply for Title 2 Teacher Quality program funds by contacting their school district science curriculum administrator.