Stevenson High School will host more than 500 students, educators and parents from Michigan, New York and Ohio during the 2nd Annual Eastside Invitational Science Olympiad Tournament on January 25, 2014. The competition runs from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm with an award ceremony scheduled for 4:30 pm. For many teams, an invitational tournament kicks off the Science Olympiad season in preparation for the Regional and State Tournaments to be held in March and April.
Teams from 24 high schools will compete for medals and ribbons in 23 events. Trophies will be awarded to the top six teams. Science Olympiad is one of the nation’s most prestigious science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) competitions, bringing together students for a rigorous hands-on and lab event competition. The topics covered include life, physical, and earth sciences, as well as engineering and inquiry based projects.
Science Olympiad is a Chicago-area-based national nonprofit organization founded in 1984. It is dedicated to improving the quality of K-12 STEM education, increasing student interest in science, creating a technologically literate workforce and providing recognition for outstanding achievement by both students and teachers. Nearly 200,000 students on 6,400 teams from all 50 states competed in 350 regional, state and national Science Olympiad tournaments last year.