Northwestern Pennsylvania Region Science Olympiad

Northwestern Pennsylvania Region Science Olympiad

Science Olympiad Hosted by Penn State Erie, The Behrend College

Tentative Date for 2018 NWPA Tournament: Tuesday, March 6, 2018

The Science Olympiad is one of the premier science competitions in the nation involving over 7,000 teams in all 50 states. Teams of middle school and high school students in engage in exciting and rigorous science competitions which are aligned with both PA Science Standards and National Education Standards.

2017 NW PA Science Olympiad Results

Congratulations to:

North East Middle School, Wattsburg Middle School, Laurel Junior High School, and Wilmington Area Middle School who made the state tournament in Division B and 

North East High School, Northwestern Pennsylvania Collegiate Academy, Seneca High School, and Laurel Senior High School who made the state tournament in Division C.

Division B
Division C


2018 NW PA Science Olympiad Information

Team Organization

Teams consist of up to 15 students in division B (grades 6-9) and up to 15 students in division C (grades 9-12).  The teams are separate so schools can enter one or both divisions. No more than five 9th graders are allowed on a division B team and no more than seven 12th graders are allowed on a division C team. The team coach is responsible for recruiting/choosing members for the team and assigning events to specific members of the team. Each event usually has two students working together. See hints for starting and organizing a team. To register a team please visit the Registration for Science Olympiad page.

EventsScience Olympiad

There are 23 events in each division.   A team is more likely to do well if it enters as many events as possible. However, the team is not required to enter all events.  A few new events are added every year and old ones removed, but most events are just tweaked. 

2018 Division B & C Event Descriptions

State and National Tournaments

The top four teams from Division B and from Division C will qualify for the 2018 state tournament at Juniata College (date is to be determined).  The top two teams in each division at the state tournament qualify for the national tournament (date to be determined) at the University of Central Florida in Orlando.




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