The Science Olympiad team competes in a series of individual and team events that encourage learning in biology, earth science, chemistry, physics, problem solving and technology. While some events require knowledge of scientific facts and concepts, others rely on science processes, skills or applications. All events involve teamwork and collaboration.
In the high school division, teams have a maximum of 15 students and may have additional members who participate in all practices and serve as back-ups as needed at the annual competition. Applicants should demonstrate high achievement in the sciences, the ability to work well with others in team effort, and must be able to attend weekly practices and all events. Applications are typically available in summer for the following year and students may be interviewed. Priority will be given to last year’s members in good standing.