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2016 Ward's Science Olympiad Kits In Stock!

2016 Kits for new events available now! 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: 

Science Olympiad Joins Million Women Mentors

The Million Women Mentors initiative seeks to involve 1M women in STEM mentoring roles by 2019 with the goal of increasing female success in STEM programs, apprenticeships, college majors and careers. Science Olympiad has joined forces with this powerful movement because of a shared desire to inspire more girls to choose STEM. According to STEMconnector research, 71% of jobs in 2018 will require STEM skills, but only 15% of female high school students plan to pursue a college major or career in STEM, compared to 44% of males.

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 7,400 Science Olympiad teams in 49 states stock up for practices and tournaments. 

YYGS STEM Sessions Summer 2016

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.

$25,000 Discovery Education 3M YSC Winner Announced!

Hannah Herbst from Henderson University School in Boca Raton (a Science Olympiad school!) wins the 2015 Discovery 3M Young Scientist Challenge with her Ocean Energy Probe idea! 2015 Top 10 Finalists have been announced!

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

Science Olympiad Urban Schools Initiative

Chicago Public Schools and Science Olympiad are proud to enter the 8th year of the Urban Schools Initiative (USI) program for 2014-2015, with more than 30 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!

New Resources from NOAA and Science Olympiad

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has teamed up with Science Olympiad to provide in-depth and up-to-date resources for Meteorology and Dynamic Planet. As a new feature on their education website, NOAA has created a dedicated page for Science Olympiad with multimedia links, lessons, activities, real-world data and career profiles. For 2014-2015, NOAA (with support from the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation) will act as the official sponsor for the Meteorology event, providing teacher training, educational resources and multimedia content development.

2015 DuPont Challenge Science Essay Competition

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 can be submitted until 1/31/15 with winners announced in April 2015. Grand prize winners receive cash awards plus expenses-paid trips to Walt Disney World in Orlando!  See the DuPont Challenge website for more information.

Maker Faire/MAKER Camps

Organized by MAKE Magazine, and, 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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