Science Olympiad

Science OlympiadSponsored by the Seaborg Center

  • Scheduled for February 15, 2020; Back up date:  February 22, 2020.
  • Team check-in:  8:00 - 9:00 a.m. EST
  • Seaborg Math & Science Center, Northern Michigan University

Each year, approximately 300 students from throughout the Upper Peninsula compete in 46 different Science Olympiad events. More than 100 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

2020 Contest Events

  • Life, Personal, & Social Science:  Anatomy & Physiology, Designer Genes, Disease Detectives, Heredity, Ornithology, Water Design.
  • Earth and Space Science:  Astronomy, Dynamic Planet, Fossils, GeoLogic Mapping, Meteorology, Reach for the Stars, Road Scholar.
  • Physical Science & Chemistry:  Chem Lab, Circuit Lab, Crime Busters, Density Lab, Food Science, Forensics, Machines, Protein Modeling, Sounds of Music.
  • Technology & Engineering:  Boomilever, Detector Building, Elastic Launched Gliders, Gravity Vehicle, Mission Possible, Mousetrap Vehicle, Wright Stuff.
  • Inquiry and Nature of Science:  Codebusters, Experimental Design, Game On, Ping-Pong Parachute, Write It Do It

2019 Winning Schools (Division B – Middle School)

  • First Place: Gladstone Jr. High School, Gladstone
  • Second Place: Washington Middle School, Calumet
  • Third Place: Holy Name Catholic School, Escanaba
  • Fourth Place: Superior Central School, Eben

The top teams in Division B received invitations to the Michigan Science Olympiad State Tournament on April 25, 2020, hosted by Michigan State University.

2019 Winning Schools (Division C – High School)

  • First Place: Superior Central School, Eben
  • Second Place: Calumet High School, Calumet

The top teams in Division C received invitations to the Michigan Science Olympiad State Tournament on April 25, 2020, hosted by Michigan State University.