Hosted by Penn State Erie, The Behrend College
Based on Penn State and CDC recommendations for large group gatherings, the 2020 Western Pennsylvania Regional Science Olympiad has been canceled.
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.
2019 NW PA Science Olympiad Results
Laurel Jr. High School, North Clarion Jr. High School, Clarion Area Jr. High School, Kane Middle School, and Wattsburg Area Middle School who made the state tournament in Division B
North East High School, NW PA Collegiate Academy, Laurel Sr. High School, and Seneca High School who made the state tournament in Division C.
2019 NW PA Science Olympiad Information
The 2019 Science Olympiad took place on Tuesday, March 5, 2019
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.
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.
Below are the B and C team schedules for 2018 Science Olympiad event.
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.
- National Science Olympiad website
- Frequently Asked Questions (from the National Science Olympiad)
- Pennsylvania Science Olympiad
- National Science Olympiad Brochure
- Map of Penn State Behrend
For more information on the Northwestern Pennsylvania Science Olympiad tournament, please contact Dr. Chuck Yeung at [email protected].