Science Olympiad

Science OlympiadSponsored by the Seaborg Center.

Status of the virtual 2021 Region 1 Tournament that normally takes place in February is under review.  Events for the 2021 Tournament will be the same as the 2020 tournament with some modifications due to the current pandemic restrictions.   

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


2021 Tournament 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:  Detector Building, Gravity Vehicle, Mission Possible, Mousetrap Vehicle, Digital Structures
  • Inquiry and Nature of Science:  Codebusters, Experimental Design, Game On, Write It CAD It

2020 Winning Schools (Division B – Middle School)competing team

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

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

2020 Winning Schools (Division C – High School)

  • First Place: Gladstone High School, Gladstone
  • Second Place: A.D. Johnston High School, Bessemer

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