Search for the Next Science Star
Congrats to the winners of the Next Science Star contest! 1st - Jacqueline Prawira of Mountain House HS in CA; 2nd - Dana Stan of New Albany MS in OH; 3rd - Anson Tiong of Lakeville South HS in MN; and three runners-up: Diya Kar of Valencia HS in CA; Anna Klinger of Ann Arbor Pioneer HS in MI; Ahalya Ratnavel of Canyon Crest Academy in CA! Meet the winners and see their submissions in this awesome video!
If you miss the excitement of the STEM Expo at the Science Olympiad National Tournament, have we got a contest for you! Together with our friend Steve Jacobs, producer of MythBusters and keeper of the Mr. Wizard legacy, and the good folks at the Midnight Science Club, Science Olympiad is excited to launch the Search for the Next Science Star - a video-based science communication competition open from May 22 to June 5, 2020. A live stream award ceremony was hosted on Friday, June 19, 2020 at 2pm CST on the Midnight Science Club YouTube Channel - watch the archive on SOTV!
- Competition Rules
- Filming Tips
- Demo Topics: Balloon Gyroscope, Magic Ping Pong Ball, Static Electricity Fleas, Tape Thermometer, Washer Stacker
Entering is easy - just like we've done live and in-person each year at the Science Olympiad National Tournament, we want you to audition to be a Science Star by filming a 90-second video demonstrating a simple STEM concept. We know you're at home, so we've provided you with a list of science demonstrations you can easily perform with household and hardware items. Just upload to YouTube following the directions in the Posting Guidelines section of the Competition Rules! Our friends from Midnight Science Club including engineer Tamara Robertson, known for Mythbusters and her Seekers of Science STEM comics, and NASA education specialists Dr. Shelley Canright and Donald James will be the judges of your creativity and communication skills!
Any Science Olympiad student from a registered member team age 13-18 can enter to win amazing prizes:
- Grand Prize - $2,000
- 2nd Place - $1,500
- 3rd Place - $750
- 4th-6th Place - $250 each
Enter by June 5, 2020, at 11:59pm PDT!