The information below should not be interpreted as an extension of the rules. The official rules in the current Rules Manual take precedence.  There is a DVD on Tower Building (updated for 2012!) in the Science Olympiad Store! The winners of the gold medal at the 2011 National Tournament were awarded $1,000 scholarships on behalf of Army ROTC!




There are hundreds of YouTube videos that allow you to see teams building, testing and breaking Science Olympiad towers, bridges and boomilevers. You can get good ideas on designs by watching any of them.