Vermont Science Olympiad




Mission

Science Olympiad is a national non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of K-12 science education, increasing student interest in science, creating a technologically literate workforce and providing recognition for outstanding achievement by both students and teachers. These goals are achieved by participating in Science Olympiad tournaments, incorporating Science Olympiad into classroom curriculum and attending professional development workshops.


  • About the Science Olympiad

    For the past 35 years, Science Olympiad has led a revolution in science education. What began as a grassroots assembly of science teachers is now one of the premier science competitions in the nation, providing rigorous, standards-based challenges to nearly 7,800 teams in 50 states. Science Olympiad’s ever-changing line-up of events in all Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines exposes students to practicing scientists and career choices and energizes classroom teachers with a dynamic content experience.

  • Timeline of Events
    Winter:
    Teachers and students alike say Science Olympiad was one of the most inspirational and memorable experiences of their educational life. When you register a team and you’ll be qualified for competition all the way up to the National Tournament.

    Tournament season kicks into high gear before the holidays, with invitational and practice tournaments popping up all over the country. The state tournament will determine if your team advances to the national competition. The top 60 teams in Division B and Division C make it to Nationals!

    Spring: Go for the Gold
    The 2019 Science Olympiad National Tournament will be hosted by the University of Vermont, where you’ll join 5,000 like-minded STEM enthusiasts. Here, you can compete to earn cash scholarships, technology prizes, and trips to professional conferences.

    Summer: Keep Your Skills Fresh
    Teachers, coaches and tournament personnel can recharge their batteries by attending the Science Olympiad Summer Institute or a summer workshop. Kids can get a jump on the school year at summer camps across the country.
  • Events
    Note: Events that are bold and * are guaranteed.
  • Contact

    For any additional information, please contact:

    Katharine G. Shepherd Ed.D | Associate Dean - Green & Gold Professor
    College of Education & Social Services | University of Vermont
    Katharine.Shepherd@uvm.edu
    802.656.1348