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Teachers examine fossil specimens under a microscope at a Science Olympiad Summer Institute in Leelanau, Michigan.

Many Science Olympiad coaches credit their team success to workshops and professional development activities provided by state and national Science Olympiad professionals. Educators are given detailed information on all the latest Science Olympiad events, as well as handouts, CDs and takeaways. Sessions are staffed by experienced state and national Event Supervisors who provide context on what is expected of students in each rigorous event. In many cases, educators can earn credit hours or certificates.

Please see your state Science Olympiad site for a complete listing of all professional development opportunities in your area, as this is only a partial schedule. Dates are updated as soon as the information is posted!

See our sessions at upcoming NSTA Conferences.

2015-2016 Science Olympiad Workshops

Science Olympiad Summer Institute - July 13-17, 2015, Phoenix, AZ

Southern California Science Olympiad Summer Workshop - July 11, 2015, CalTech, Pasadena, CA

NorCal Science Olympiad Summer Workshop - July 9-11, 2015, Modesto, CA

Arizona Science Olympiad Coaches Workshop - Division B, September 12, 2015, Casa Grande, AZ

Mississippi Science Olympiad Coaches Workshop - September 18, 2015, University of Southern Mississippi

Tennessee Science Olympiad Workshop - September 26, 2015, University of Tennessee Knoxville

Louisiana Science Olympiad Workshop - September 26, 2015, Southeastern Lousiana University, Hammond, LA

Oklahoma Science Olympiad Coaches Workshop & Training - September 26, 2015, University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond

Indiana University Northwest Coaches Clinic - Divisions B & C, October 9-10, 2015, Gary, IN

North Carolina Science Olympiad Coaches Institute - Divisions B & C, October 9-10, 2015, Raleigh, NC

Maryland Science Olympiad Workshop - Divisions B & C, October 11, 2015

Centerville Science Olympiad Coaching Academy - Divisions B & C, October 16-17, 2015, Centerville, OH

Arkansas Science Olympiad Workshop - October 17, 2015, University of Arkansas Little Rock Campus

Kansas Science Olympiad Workshop - October 17, 2015, Wichita State University

Delaware Science Olympiad Workshop - October 17, 2015, Dover HS

Nevada Science Olympiad Workshop - October 17, 2015

Massachusetts Science Olympiad Workshop - Division B, October 17, 2015, Assumption College

Missouri Science Olympiad Workshop - October 24, 2015, Westminster College

New York Science Olympiad Coaches Clinic - October 24, 2015, Fishkill, New York

Great Lakes Coaches Clinic and Directors Training - November 6-7, 2015, Naperville North HS

New Mexico Science Olympiad Workshop - November 6, 2015, New Mexico Tech-Socorro

Pennsylvania Science Olympiad Workshop - November 7, 2015, Cabrini College

Wisconsin Science Olympiad Workshop - November 7, 2015, University of Wisconsin, Stout

Texas Science Olympiad Workshop - November 21, 2015, Texas A&M University

Michigan Science Olympiad Workshop - December 5, 2015, Michigan State University

Fly-It Day - December 12, 2015, Northridge HS, Indiana

2014-2015 Science Olympiad Workshops

Georgia Science Olympiad Coaches Workshop - Divisions B & C, October 1, 2014, Cumming, GA

Georgia Science Olympiad Student-Coach Workshop - Division B, October 18, 2014, Dodgen MS, Marietta, GA

Michigan Science Olympiad Coaches Clinic - October 25, 2014, Thurston HS, Redford, MI

Western Michigan Coaches Clinic - November 8, 2014, Grand Haven HS, Grand Haven, MI

Texas Instruments Workshops and Webinars for Science Olympiad

NSTA Workshops - Science Olympiad Sessions

NSTA National Convention in Chicago - March 11-14, 2015

Thursday, March 12, 2015, 12:30pm to 1:30pm, "Engage and Excite with Elementary Science Olympiad," McCormick Place, W192c, presented by Dr. Kelly Price, Georgia Science Olympiad/Forsyth County Schools, and Jenny Kopach of Science Olympiad. Join us for a fun-filled hands-on workshop about ESO and learn how Science Olympiad can serve as a structure for family science nights, school science days, after-school clubs and a community-engaging STEM competition. 

Friday, March 13, 2015, 4:00pm to 5:30pm, "Coaching Science Olympiad With Success and Connecting to the Classroom: Elastic Launched Gliders," McCormick Place, W192b, presented by Joe Simmons, Ward's Science and Illinois Science Olympiad State Director. Participants will design, build and fly an Elastic Launched Glider from the Ward's Science Olympiad Kit Series, then take it home to students! Register here.

Saturday, March 14, 2015, 2:00pm to 3:00pm, "Science Olympiad Urban Schools Initiative Kick Starter," McCormick Place S401bc, presented by Dr. Kelly Price, Georgia Science Olympiad/Forsyth County Schools, and Jenny Kopach of Science Olympiad. Do you wonder how to engage underserved populations/districts with K-12 STEM outreach? Attend this session to learn more about the success of the Science Olympiad Urban Schools Initiative and meet teachers from Chicago Public Schools who have participated in the program. Funding and organizational tips will be shared!

NSTA Regional Conference Science Olympiad Sessions - November 7-8, 2014, Orlando, FL

Friday, November 7, 2014, 12:00pm to 1:15pm, "Protein Modeling: A Science Event and the NGSS," Orange County Convention Center, W222 A, Presented by Dr. Tim Herman, Science Olympiad National Event Supervisor and Milwaukee School of Engineering. Through modeling, an authentic practice of science, students learn by both using models and constructing models. By using kits, you can prepare your students to compete in the Protein Modeling event and meet the NGSS.

Saturday, November 8, 2014, 11:00am to 12:00pm, "Engage and Excite with Elementary Science Olympiad," Rosen Hotel Plaza, Salon 4, Presented by Dr. Kelly Price, Georgia Science Olympiad/Forsyth County Schools. Join us for a fun-filled workship about the Elementary Science Olympiad program. Learn how to execute engaging Science Olympiad lessons in your class and how to compete.

NSTA Boston 2014 Science Olympiad Special Sessions:

Thursday, April 3, 2014, 5:00 to 6:00pm, "Science Olympiad, CCSS and the NGSS - What a Team!," Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, 213 - Presented by Dr. Kelly Price, Georgia Science Olympiad/Forsyth County Schools. Promote student engagement and understanding with Science Olympiad events that integrate the Common Core State Standards, English Language Arts and Math Standards and the Next Generation Science Standards!

Saturday, April 5, 2014, 12:00 to 1:30pm, "Coaching Science Olympiad With Confidence," Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, 156A - Presented by Dr. Kelly Price, Georgia Science Olympiad/Forsyth County Schools. Get tips and tricks to prepare your team and build your own device with a Ward's Science Helicopter Kit. Sponsored by Ward's Science, official kit partner of Science Olympiad.

Saturday, April 5, 2014, 5:00 to 6:00pm, "Science Olympiad Coaches Workshop," Seaport Hotel, Lighthouse II - Presented by Dr. Kelly Price, Georgia Science Olympiad/Forsyth County School. For middle school and high school Science Olympiad coaches.

NSTA Regional Conference Science Olympiad Sessions - November 7-8, 2013, Charlotte, NC

Thursday, November 7, 2013, 8:00 to 9:00am, "Teaching Engineering is a Snap with Science Olympiad," Charlotte Convention Center, 207D - Presented by Dr. Kelly Price, Georgia Science Olympiad/Forsyth County Schools

Thursday, November 7, 2013, 12:30 to 1:30pm, "Science Olympiad Coaches Clinic: Astronomy and Reach for the Stars Events," Westing Charlotte, Sharon Room - Presented by Science Olympiad National Event Supervisor Donna Young, NASA/Chandra X-Ray Center

Friday, November 8, 2013, 9:30 to 10:30am, "Rev It Up with North Carolina Science Olympiad," Hilton Charlotte, Walker A/B - Presented by Samantha Dassler Barlow, NC Science Olympiad/North Carolina State University 

Friday, November 8, 2013, 11:00am to 12:00pm, "Rev It Up with North Carolina Science Olympiad," Hilton Charlotte, Charlotte Hall - Presented by Kelly Fair, Kim Gervase and Samantha Dassler Barlow, NC Science Olympiad/North Carolina State University

NSTA National Conference Science Olympiad Sessions - April 11-14, 2013, San Antonio, TX

Friday, April 12, 9:00am to 12:00pm, "Symposium on Exemplary Science Careers: Unique Features of Programs that Meet "More Emphasis" Features in the National Science Education Standards," - Dr. Gerard Putz, President, Science Olympiad, and Dr. Jennifer Wirt, Science Olympiad State Director, New Jersey

Saturday, April 13, 5:00 to 6:00pm, "Engage from Day 1 with Science Olympiad," - Presented by Dr. Kelly Price, Forsyth County Schools

Sunday, April 14, 11:00am to 12:00pm, "Engage with Engineering Using Science Olympiad Activities," - Presented by Dr. Kelly Price, Forsyth County Schools

NSTA Regional Conference Science Olympiad Sessions - November 1-2, 2012, Atlanta, GA

November 1, 12:30pm to 1:30pm, "Excite Elementary Students with Science Olympiad," - Presented by Dr. Kelly Price and Jessica Jetton, Forsyth County Schools, and Denise Webb, Coal Mountain Elementary School

November 2, 11:00am to 12:00pm, "Science Olympiad Coaches Clinic," - Presented by Dr. Kelly Price, Forsyth County Schools

NSTA National Conference Science Olympiad Sessions - March 29-April 1, 2012, Indianapolis, IN

March 30, 9:30 to 10:30am, "Engage and Inspire with Science Olympiad," Marriott Downtown, Indiana Ballroom G. Presented by Dr. Kelly Price and Jessica Jetton, Forsyth County Schools.

March 31, 8:00 to 9:00am, "Science Olympiad and Academic Major Choice: The Power of Student/Teacher Relationships," Indiana Convention Center 232. Presented by Jennifer Forrester, Amanda Reinhardt and Melissa Kulhavy, University of Wyoming, Capser. 

NSTA New Orleans Conference - "Use Science Olympiad to STEMulate Student Engagment in Science" - Saturday, November 12, 2011 - 8:00 to 9:00am - Presented by Dr. Kelly Price, Forsyth County Schools, GA, and Jenny Kopach, Science Olympiad - New Orleans, LA