Science Olympiad

Science OlympiadSponsored by the Seaborg Center

  • Scheduled for February 2017.
  • Seaborg Science Complex, Northern Michigan University

Each year, approximately 325 students from throughout the Upper Peninsula compete in 46 different Science Olympiad events. More than 125 volunteers make this event possible.

Science Olympiad competitions have been sponsored by the Glenn T. Seaborg Center Mathematics and Science Center at Northern Michigan University since 1987.

Learn more about the Michigan Science Olympiad and National Science Olympiad

2017 Contest Events

  • Life, Personal, & Social Science: Anatomy & Physiology, Disease Detectives, Ecology, Invasive Species, Microbe Mission.
  • Physical Sciences & Chemistry:  Hovercraft, Optics, Wind Power, Crime Busters, Food Science, Chem Lab, Forensics, Materials Science.
  • Earth and Space Science:  Astronomy, Dynamic Planet, Meteorology, Reach for the Stars, Road Scholar, Remote Sensing, Rocks and Minerals.
  • Technology & Engineering: Mission Possible, Scrambler, Towers, Wright Stuff, Electric Vehicle, Helicopters, Robot Arm.
  • Inquiry and Nature of Science: Bottle Rocket, Experimental Design, Fast Facts, Write It/Do It, Game On, Hydrogeology

2016 Winning Schools (Division B – Middle School)Science Olypiad

  • First Place: Washington Middle School, Calumet
  • Second Place: A.D. Johnston Middle School, Bessemer
  • Third Place: Superior Central Middle School, Eben Junction

    The First, Second and Third place teams in Division B have received invitations to the Michigan Science Olympiad State Tournament.  The 2016 State Tournament in Michigan will take place on April 30, 2016, hosted by Michigan State University.

2016 Winning Schools (Division C – High School)

  • First Place: Calumet High School, Calumet
  • Second Place: Superior Central High School, Eben Junction
  • Third Place:  A.D. Johnston High School, Bessemer

    The First and Second place teams in Division C have received invitations to the Michigan Science Olympiad State Tournament.  The 2016 State Tournament in Michigan will take place on April 30, 2016, hosted by Michigan State University.