Science Olympiad

Science OlympiadSponsored by the Seaborg Center

  • Scheduled for February 16, 2019; Back up date:  February 23, 2019.
  • 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

2019 Contest Events

  • Life, Personal, & Social Science: Anatomy & Physiology, Designer Genes, Disease Detectives, Heredity, Herpetology, Water Design.
  • Physical Science & Chemistry:  Circuit Lab, Chemistry Lab, Crime Busters, Density Lab, Forensics, Potions and Poisons, Protein Modeling, Sounds of Music, Thermodynamics.
  • Earth and Space Science:  Astronomy, Dynamic Planet, Fossils, GeoLogic Mapping, Meteorology, Road Scholar, Solar System.
  • Technology & Engineering:  Battery Buggy, Boomilever, Elastic Launched Glider, Mission Possible, Mousetrap Vehicle, Roller Coaster, Wright Stuff.
  • Inquiry and Nature of Science:  Codebusters, Experimental Design, Fermi Questions, Game On, Mystery Architecture, Write It/Do It

2018 Winning Schools (Division B – Middle School)

  • First Place: Gladstone Jr. High School, Gladstone
  • Second Place: Washington Middle School, Calumet
  • Third Place: A.D. Johnston Middle School, Bessemer

    The top teams in Division B received invitations to the Michigan Science Olympiad State Tournament on April 28, 2018, hosted by Michigan State University.

2018 Winning Schools (Division C – High School)

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

    The top teams  in Division C received invitations to the Michigan Science Olympiad State Tournament on April 28, 2018, hosted by Michigan State University.