West Virginia Science Olympiad

2019 Olympiad: March 16 at Marshall University!

Note: Division B Events Cancelled, see below.

Registration for the 2019 WV Science Olympiad is open!

About Science Olympiad

Science Olympiad is a nonprofit organization developed 30 years ago to improve the quality of science education for students. The Science Olympiad consists of interscholastic competitions for students in grades 6th-12th. It is a way to provide recognition of outstanding achievement in science education by both students and teachers as teams from all 50 states compete at the Regional, State and National levels. WV winning teams qualify to compete in the National Tournament.

Parents are welcome to be organizers for a team, as long as you have one teacher liason through a school. Homeschooled teams are welcome, as are Out-of-state teams who may attend our event as practice for other events. Please note though that out-of-state teams cannot place or advance to nationals through our state.

News & Useful Resources

Notification for Div. B (Middle School) in 2019 WV Science Olympiad:

Unfortunately, we do not have any teams registered in Div. B (division for Middle School), thus we are canceling Div. B this year. Our apologies about cancelling Div. B events. We will open Div. B again next year.

Div. C will be held as planned on March 16th, 2019.

The following events for “only” Div. B will be cancelled:

Battery Buggy
Crime Buster
Density Lab
Elastic Launched Glider
Game On
Mystery Architecture
Roller Coaster

National Science Olympiad Website

The Science Olympiad TV Youtube Page

The Ward's Science Store (for equipment, CDs, etc.)

Division B and Division C event pages

Rules Clarifications:

Please make sure to review the 2019 Rules Clarifications posted for Boomilever, Mission Possible, Mousetrap Vehicle, Protein Modeling, Roller Coaster and Sounds of Music. The link is here: https://www.soinc.org/events/rules-clarifications

Circuit Lab Resources and LIVE Student Practice Sessions

Russ Burleson, former Maryland State Director and longtime National Event Supervisor, has put together a “short course” on Circuit Lab modeled on the work he has done when coaching teams. You can find all the resources that Russ and some others have created on the Circuit Lab Event Page for Division B or Division C on the National Website.

In addition, Russ will be hosting weekly live coaching sessions broadcast on YouTube. These sessions will take place on Sunday evenings starting on Sunday, October 7th at 4:00 PM Central Time and continue for the next 15 weeks. Participants in the Live session are requested to review that week’s material in advance and have their parents' permission if they are under 18 years of age. Watch the first session here.


Please feel free to email us at ScienceOlympiad@marshall.edu!

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