Welcome back to MY SO! Returning for the 2022-2023 school year, MY SO is a program that complements Science Olympiad's traditional US tournament structure and is available to all middle and high school students who love STEM and want to stay engaged in learning - at home, at school, or after school. How does it work? Take advantage of free resources like Lesson Plans and STEM Session videos and Workshop Wednesday webinars, or test your knowledge against a national audience in our free monthly STEM Quizzes! Like what you see? Join a team through your State Science Olympiad program.
NEW THIS YEAR!!! Track your progress on our handy 2022-2023 MY SO Tracker!
NEW THIS YEAR!!! The monthly STEM Quiz is FREE and does not require pre-registration to compete. The Stem Quiz Links will go live and once live you can follow the directions on the link to compete. The STEM quiz will remain active for 5 days allowing more students the opportunity to participate.
Free MY SO Resource Library
Lesson Plans & Curriculum
For each month of MY SO, a variety of different resources are produced. Linked below you will find the lesson plan, practice tests, notes powerpoint, and STEM Showdown rules for each month of MY SO. Download the resources today!
2022 - 2023 Resources
- September 2022 - Crave the Wave, Wifi Lab & Sounds of Music - New Release 9/7/22!
2021 - 2022 Resources & STEM Showdown Results
- Robots MY SO Resources - May 2022
- Green Generation MY SO Resources - April 2022
- Solar Power MY SO Resources - March 2022
- Forensics MY SO Resources - February 2022
- Anatomy & Physiology MY SO Resources - January 2022
- Rocks & Minerals MY SO Resources - December 2021
- Astronomy MY SO Resources - November 2021
- Flight MY SO Resources - October 2021
- Epidemiology MY SO Resources - September 2021
All of the 2021-2022 Lesson Plans are available for download as one PDF document for teachers & coaches here.
2021-2022 MY SO STEM Showdown Results: View Leaderboards!
2020 - 2021 Resources & STEM Showdown Results
- Engineering MY SO Resources - May 2021
- Plants MY SO Resources - April 2021
- Forensics MY SO Resources - March 2021
- Structures MY SO Resources - February 2021
- Anatomy & Physiology MY SO Resources - January 2021
- Weather MY SO Resources - December 2020
- Circuits MY SO Resources - November 2020
- Space MY SO Resources - October 2020
- Epidemiology MY SO Resources - September 2020
All of the 2020-2021 Lesson Plans are available for download as one PDF document for teachers & coaches here.
2020-2021 MY SO STEM Showdown Results: View Leaderboards!
STEM Session Videos
2021-2022 STEM Session Videos
- April Weather Workshop Wednesday with NBC Meteorologist Iisha Scott
- March STEM Session on Solar Power with guest Brian Haug of Continental Energy Solutions
- February STEM Session on Forensics with guest Mark Tourre of the US Army Criminal Investigations Lab
- January STEM Session on Anatomy & Physiology with guest Cathy Vrentas of Pharmaceutical Researcher at Pharmaceutical Product Development
- December STEM Session on Rocks & Minerals with guest Tova Peltz from the Oregon Department of Transportation!
- November STEM Session on Astronomy with guest Connor Todd from the Space Telescope Science Institute
- October STEM Session on Flight with guest Ben Saks of INVENTABLES
- September STEM Session on Epidemiology with guest Kelly Cordeira of the CDC
2020-2021 STEM Session Videos
- May STEM Session - Engineering session featuring Jenny Kopach, CEO of Science Olympiad, Tish Scolnik, CEO of GRIT Freedom Chair, and Shinjini Das, CEO and Founder, Das Media Group. Discussion Transcript.
- April STEM Session - Plants session featuring National Water Quality Event Supervisor Dr. Robyn Fischer, entomologist and educator at Corteva Agriscience Dr. Ronda Hamm, and UC Berkeley PhD student and Science Olympiad Alumni Task Force Co-Chair Colin Barber. Discussion Transcript.
- March STEM Session - Forensics session featuring National Rules Committee Chair Lin Wozniewski, Kate Doetsch, of Boeing, Sarah Liu, Indiana Science Olympiad alum and student in biotech engineering at Purdue University. Discussion Transcript.
- February STEM Session - Structures session showcasing Rules Committee Chair CeAnn Chalker, SkyCiv Engineering CEO Sam Carigliano and Science Olympiad & Cornell University alum Savvas Papadopoulos of Gilbane Building Company. Discussion Transcript.
- January STEM Session - Anatomy & Physiology session with Inquiry & Nature of Science Rules Committee Chair Dan Nichols, National Anatomy & Physiology Event Supervisor & first year medical student at VCU Ashwin Ghadiyaram; and pharmaceutical researcher at PDD Catherine Vrentas. Discussion Transcript.
- December STEM Session - Weather session with Kayla de Couto, Outreach and Communications Specialist at NOAA and Dr. Susannah Burrows of Pacific Northwest National Laboratory facilitated by Dr. John Loehr, Vice President of STEM Education at Science Olympiad. Discussion Transcript.
- November STEM Session - Circuits session featuring Alan Chalker, National Physics Rules Committee Chair and Director of the Ohio Supercomputer Center, Burt Dicht of IEEE, Gordon Lipscy of Delaware Science Olympiad and Julie Newman from NASA's JPL. Discussion Transcript.
- October STEM Session - Space session featuring Science Olympiad alums Tad Komacek & David Kanner of SpaceX, Science Olympiad's in-house NASA educator Donna Young with a welcome from Earth & Space Rules Committee Chair Dr. Dusty Schroeder. Discussion Transcript.
- September STEM Session - Epidemiology session featuring Science Olympiad alum and Disease Detective Emily Briskin (live from her work with Doctors Without Borders in Nigeria) and National Event Supervisor Dr. Ralph Cordell with a welcome from Bio Rules Committee Chair Karen Lancour. Discussion Transcript