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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.

2016-2017 Science Olympiad Workshops

Science Olympiad Summer Institute - July 18-22, 2016, Phoenix, AZ

Southern California Science Olympiad Summer Workshop - July 23, 2016, CalTech, Pasadena, CA

NorCal Science Olympiad Summer Workshop - July 8-10, 2016, Modesto, CA

Arizona Science Olympiad Coaches Workshop - Division B & C, September 17, 2016, Casa Grande, AZ

Mississippi Science Olympiad Coaches Workshop - September 23, 2016, University of Southern Mississippi

NATS Fall Conference (Science Olympiad Session) - September 23, 2016, Fremont, Nebraska

Oklahoma Science Olympiad Coaches Workshop & Training - September 24, 2016, University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond

Tennessee Science Olympiad Workshop - October 1, 2016, University of Tennessee Knoxville

Louisiana Science Olympiad Workshop - October 1, 2016, Southeastern Lousiana University, Hammond, LA

Minnesota Science Olympiad Workshop - October 1, 2016, St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN

Missouri Science Olympiad Workshop - October 1, 2016, Westminster College

Indiana University Northwest Coaches Clinic - Divisions B & C, October 14-15 2016, Gary, IN

North Carolina Science Olympiad Coaches Institute - Divisions B & C, October 8, 2016, Raleigh, NC

Iowa Science Olympiad Coaches Workshop - October 8, 2016

Arkansas Science Olympiad Workshop - October 15, 2016, University of Arkansas Little Rock Campus

Kansas Science Olympiad Workshop - October 15, 2016, Wichita State University

Massachusetts Science Olympiad Workshop - Division B, October 15, 2016, Assumption College

Texas Science Olympiad Workshop - October 15, 2016, Texas A&M University

MEA-MFT Educators Conference (Science Olympiad Workshop) - October 20, 2016, Helena, Montana

Hawaii State Science Olympiad Workshop - October 22, 2016

Centerville Science Olympiad Coaching Academy - Divisions B & C, October 21-22, 2016, Centerville, OH

Maryland Science Olympiad Workshop - Divisions B & C, October 22, 2016, Johns Hopkins University

Delaware Science Olympiad Workshop - October 22, 2016, Dover HS

New York Science Olympiad Coaches Clinic - October 22, 2016, Fishkill, New York

Great Lakes Coaches Clinic and Directors Training - October 29, 2016, Naperville North HS

Pennsylvania Science Olympiad Workshop - October 29, 2016, Nittany HS, State College

New Mexico Science Olympiad Workshop - November 4, 2016, New Mexico Tech-Socorro

Michigan Science Olympiad Workshop - December 3, 2016, Michigan State University

Fly-It Day - TBD 2016, Northridge HS, Indiana

Wisconsin Science Olympiad Workshop - TBD 2016, University of Wisconsin, Stout

Georgia Science Olympiad Student-Coach Workshop - TBD 2016, Dodgen MS, Marietta, GA

NSTA Workshops - Science Olympiad Sessions

NSTA National Convention in Los Angeles - March 30-April 2, 2017

NSTA Regional Convention in Portland, OR - November 10-12, 2016

Thursday, November 10, 2016, 8:00-9:00, "Using the National Science Olympiad & STEM to Address NGSS Cross-Cutting Concepts and Content", Convention Center E141, presented by Donna L. Young, Science Olympiad + NASA STEM Outreach Coordinator. Learn more about Science Olympiad regional, state and national competition STEM events and supporting resources that are easily incorporated into existing curricula that actively engage students and meet NGSS criteria.

NSTA Regional Convention in Columbus, OH - December 1-3, 2016

Thursday, December 1, 2016, 3:30-4:30pm, "Using the National Science Olympiad & STEM to Address NGSS Cross-Cutting Concepts and Content", Greater Columbus Convention Center, Ohio Center B/C, presented by Donna L. Young, Science Olympiad + NASA STEM Outreach Coordinator. Learn more about Science Olympiad regional, state and national competition STEM events and supporting resources that are easily incorporated into existing curricula that actively engage students and meet NGSS criteria.

Friday, December 2, 2016, 3:30-4:30pm, "Science Olympiad Coaches Clinic - Astronomy & Reach for the Stars Events," Greater Columbus Convention Center, B242/243, presented by Donna L. Young, Science Olympiad National Event Supervisor for Astronomy and Science Olympiad + NASA STEM Outreach Coordinator, Science Olympiad coaches will be provided with information on strategies, extensive resources and content for regional, state and national competitions and provided unique resources designed specifically for the space science events. 

Thursday, March 31, 2016, 8:00am to 9:00am, "Science Olympiad Urban Schools Initiative Kick Starter," Omni Nashville Hotel, Music Row 3, presented by Dr. Kelly Price-Colley, 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 who have participated in the program. Funding and organizational tips will be shared!

Friday, April 1, 2016, 11:00am to 12:00pm, "CESI Session: Calling all K-5 STEM Competitors," Music City Center, 105A, presented by Dr. Kelly Price-Colley, Georgia Science Olympiad/Forsyth County Schools. Learn about the variety of K-5 STEM Challenges, like Science Olympiad, ExploraVision, DuPont Essay Challenge and more!

Friday, April 1, 2016, 12:30pm to 1:30pm "Engage and Excite with Elementary Science Olympiad," Music City Center 105B, 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. 

Saturday, April 2, 2016, 8:00am to 9:00am, "Beyond the Fair: Carnivals, Olympiads and STEAM Clubs, Oh My!," Music City Center 105B, presented by Florida educators Betsy Penn, Karissa Davidson and Lindsey Wohlrab. Check out how schools are integrating science carnivals, STEM clubs and Science Olympiads into the curriculum instead of the classic science fair.

Saturday, April 2, 2016, 8:00am to 9:00am, "Science Olympiad Coaches Clinic: Astronomy and Reach for the Stars Events," presented by Donna Young, NASA's Chandra X-Ray Center. Science Olympiad coaches will be provided information on strategies, extensive resources and content for regional, state and national competitions by the National Astronomy Event Supervisor.

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