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2017 Ward's Science Olympiad Kits!

Get your Ward's Science Olympiad Kits today! All Science Olympiad events are NGSS-aligned, so kits are perfect for competition or classroom use. Students, coaches and supervisors can prep smarter and faster for tournaments with a variety of exclusive practice kits designed to match Science Olympiad events - including many NEW for 2017: 

Expand STEM Skills with Yale Young Global Scholars

The Yale Young Global Scholars (YYGS) Program is an academic enrichment and leadership program that brings together outstanding high school students from around the world for intensive two-week sessions on the Yale campus. Participants will attend lectures by distinguished Yale faculty, participate in a variety of topical seminars designed specifically for YYGS and working in teams, develop and present a novel, pragmatic response to a contemporary challenge in one of the core program areas. YYGS has now expanded to accommodate 1,000+ participants.

Science Olympian Wins the $25,000 Discovery Ed. 3M YSC!

Maanasa Mendu, a Science Olympiad team member from Mason Middle School in Mason, OH, wins the 2016 Discovery 3M Young Scientist Challenge with her Harvest bio-inspired energy device, and Rohan Wagh from Stoller MS in Portland, OR, takes second! 2016 Top 10 Finalists included four Science Olympians in the Top 10 including Maanasa, Rohan, Sofia Tomov from Knoxville, TN and Rohit Mahal from Rochester Hills, MI. Congrats to all who participated!

ACE Hardware Science Partners with Science Olympiad

As leading national retailer ACE Hardware rolls out its Hardware Science effort, STEM organizations like Science Olympiad are getting into the game. With 4,600 stores nationally, ACE is the perfect place to help the 7,600 Science Olympiad teams in 49 states stock up for practices and tournaments. 

Science Olympiad Urban Schools Initiative

Chicago Public Schools and Science Olympiad are proud to enter the 9th year of the Urban Schools Initiative (USI) program for 2015-2016, with more than 35 middle and high schools represented. "After participating in Science Olympiad and winning two medals at the Regional Tournament, I decided I wanted to major in science," said a member of the Steinmetz High School Science Olympiad team. She went on to major in biology at Northeastern Illinois University! For the 2016-2017 year, we will be expanding the Urban Schools Initiative to Grades 3-6 in Chicago Public Schools.

Science Olympiad Supports the DuPont Challenge

The DuPont Challenge Science Essay Competition encourages students in Grades 6-12 to get to the edge of scientific discovery by writing about a technological or scientific development on the topics of food, energy, protection or innovation. Essays were submitted until 2/5/16 and winners were announced in April 2016. Grand prize winners receive cash awards plus expenses-paid trips to Orlando!  See the DuPont Challenge website for more information.

Fight Hunger! DuPont Pioneer Matching Grant Challenge Open thru 6/30!

Aiming to raise $10,000 to fight hunger, Science Olympiad and DuPont Pioneer launched the "It's Good To Be Smart, and It's Smart To Be Good" program in conjunction with the 31st Annual National Tournament at the University

Maker Faire/MAKER Camps

Organized by MAKE Magazine, makezine.com and craftzine.com, Maker Faire brings together science, art, craft and engineering plus music in a fun, energized, and exciting public forum. The aim is to inspire people of all ages to roll up their sleeves and become makers. These family-friendly events showcase the amazing work of all kinds of makers - anyone who is embracing the DIY spirit and wants to share their accomplishments/creations with an appreciative audience.

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