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2014 National Tournament

2014 National Tournament

Results for Division B and Division C - May 17, 2014 (PDF)

Top 6 Places for Division B (PDF)

Top 6 Places for Division C (PDF) 

Congratulations to the 2014 Champs - Troy High School from Fullterton, California and Beckendorff Junior High School from Katy, Texas, are the winners of the 30th Annual Science Olympiad National Tournament!

Congratulations Letters Received from President Barack Obama, Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth (Illinois), Senator Mazie Hirono (Hawaii), Senator Ben Cardin (Maryland B/C), Senator Roy Blunt (Missouri), Senator Michael Bennett (Colorado), Senator Chris Murphy (Connecticut), Senator Sherrod Brown (Ohio B/C), Senator Barbara Boxer (California), Senator Barbara Mikulski (Maryland B/C), Senator Tim Kaine (Virginia), Senator Martin Heinrich (New Mexico B/C)

The Science Olympiad National Tournament is the pinnacle of achievement for 120 of the country's best Science Olympiad teams, representing more than 2,000 students. This year, the Science Olympiad National Tournament will be hosted on May 16-17, 2014, by the University of Central Florida in Orlando. On the UCF 2014 Science Olympiad National Tournament website, you'll find information about events like Scrambler, Boomilever, Mission Possible, GeoLogic Mapping, MagLev, Shock Value, Sounds of Music, Rotor Egg Drop and more. Opening Ceremony, Action Shots and Awards Ceremony medal and trophy recipient highlight photos posted on Facebook!

Media Information

Hometown Media Release - A "fill-in-the-blanks" release with 2014 National Tournament info teams can use to alert local media to their participation in the event (Microsoft Word)

Pre-Tournament Release (PDF) May 14, 2014

Post-Tournament Release (PDF)

Media Coverage for 2014 Science Olympiad National Tournament: Orlando Sentinel, Huffington Post, CBS 2 Chicago, STEMConnector Blog, Chicago Tribune, Princeton Packet, Orange County Register, Grand Haven Tribune, Syracuse Post-Sentinel, FOX 40 Sacramento, Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman, The Coloradoan, Houston News, WFMZ New 69 Allentown, Woburn Daily Times, Gary Post-Tribune, WNDU NBC 16 South Bend, Dunn County News, Associated Press

National Tournament 1st Place Division B Winner Photo (Stage) and Photo (Boomilever, Action) - Beckendorff JHS (TX)

National Tournament 1st Place Division C Winner Photo (Stage) - Troy HS (CA)

Division B - 2nd Place, Winston Churchill MS Helicopters Photo

Division B - 3rd Place, Daniel Wright JHS Wheeled Vehicle Photo

Division C - 2nd Place, Mounds View HS Mag Lev Photo

Division C - 3rd Place, Harriton HS Scrambler Photo

For Science Olympiad media inquiries or photos, please contact Bob Kopach: bob@soinc.org

For UCF media inquiries, please contact Zenaida Kotala, UCF News & Info: zenaida.kotala@ucf.edu

Awards and Prizes

Science Olympiad is grateful to our sponsors and partners, who support the achievement of our Science Olympiad competitors by awarding fantastic prizes, cash scholarships and student and professional development opportunities. 

List of Scholarships, Awards and Prizes for the 2014 National Tournament (PDF) - With Prize Winners 

Lockheed Martin Spirit Awards - One Division B and one Division C team each year are honored with this award bestowed upon the team that best exempifies good sportsmanship, team collaboration and school spirit. Event supervisors will privately nominate teams based on their participation in each event, so be at your best at all times! You never know who's watching when you do a good deed, congratulate another team, or help a fellow competitor. ($2,000 per school)

Lockheed Martin Coaching Excellence Awards Nomination Form for 2014 National-Bound Coaches (PDF) - One coach per team may fill out this form to win one of four (4) expenses-paid trips to the Science Olympiad Summer Institute in Phoenix, Arizona, July 14-18, 2014. Bring the completed form to Registration at the National Tournament, or fill out a paper copy available at Registration in the Student Union (one form per team will be included in each Coaches Registration Box)

University of Central Florida - Scholarship Information for 2014 Science Olympiad National Tournament Winners - Each gold medal winner in a high-school-level (Division C) event will receive a one-time, $30,000 scholarship to the University of Central Florida, the second-largest university in the United States. Admissions requirements apply, see offer for details.

STEM Expo and Air Force & Army Exhibits!

The 2014 Science Olympiad National Tournament will feature a STEM Expo for students and families on Friday, May 16, from 9am to 2pm in the Engineering Building Atrium. Visit the Ward's Science booth for free swag and a chance to win Ward's Science Olympiad Kits, and meet with UCF Departments and partners. On Friday and Saturday from 9am to 3pm, the Air Force Rapid Strike Simulator and the Army NHRA Show Car will be in Parking Lot D1 for all to enjoy! All students will receive a punch card to enter a raffle for a free iPad Mini for visiting all three displays (see Coach Registration Packet for info). 

Frequently Asked Questions and Clarifications

Note: The Science Olympiad FAQ system will close at midnight roughly a week before the National Tournament, so be sure to ask any questions before that time.

Global Ambassador Team from Japan

In 2009, Board Members Gerard Putz and Jim Woodland traveled to Tokyo, Japan, to present Science Olympiad concepts to Japanese education officials from the Ministry of Education (MEXT) and the Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) at "Science Agora." A partnership between Science Olympiad and JST was born, founded on a shared passion for making science competition fun and exciting for all students. In 2014, JST hosted its third annual Japan High School Science Championships (JHSSC), where the Grand Prize for the competition is a trip to visit the 2014 Science Olympiad National Tournament at the University of Central Florida. As they did in 2013 and 2012, Japanese students will meet their American peers and participate as unranked guests in selected Science Olympiad events. Please welcome our friends from Mie Prefectural Ise Senior High School Japan in Orlando!

National Tournament Scoring Policy

At the end of the Science Olympiad National Tournament Awards Ceremony each team’s head coach will be provided one copy of the final scores. Places are tentative and may change if any scoring inconsistencies are brought to the attention of the arbitrators and verified within one hour after the ceremony is completed. If changes occur, the appropriate medals and trophies will be awarded. Teams will not be asked to return awards. In the rare case of a problem, call the National Tournament Director (head coach only). Scores for the National Science Olympiad are not official until they are posted on the soinc.org website. For more information about Science Olympiad Scoring, please visit our Policies section.