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Texas Instruments Workshops for Teachers

Technical Problem Solving webinar 9/23/14 -

Official 2015 Ward's Science Olympiad Kits

New 2015 Kits Coming This Fall! Get your 12% Discount Code good through 12/31/14 on this Sales Card. Students, coaches and supervisors can prep smarter and faster for tournaments with a variety of exclusive practice kits designed to match Science Olympiad events. 

Air Force at the 2014 National Tournament

Air Force Recruiting Service recognizes that Science Olympiad team members embody many of the core principles that make a great leader, and presented the two gold medal winners of the MagLev event at the 2014 Science Olympiad National Tournament with $1,000 college scholarships, as they have done annually since 2011. A former Science Olympiad competitor now serving in the Air Force said, "Science Olympiad gave me an opportunity to develop my scientific and engineering mind so when I went to college and eventually on to my military career, I was a better prepared individual."<

New Resources from NOAA and Science Olympiad

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has teamed up with Science Olympiad to provide in-depth and up-to-date resources for Meteorology and Dynamic Planet. As a new feature on their education website, NOAA has created a dedicated page for Science Olympiad with multimedia links, lessons, activities, real-world data and career profiles. For 2014-2015, NOAA will act as the official sponsor for the Meteorology event, providing teacher training, educational resources and multimedia content development.

Who Won $25,000 in Discovery Education 3M YSC?

Students entering the 2014 Competition by April 22, 2014 had a chance to win $25,000! Middle school students uploaded a short video for a chance to compete in a live, head-to-head final in October. See the teacher letter and contest overview for more info. Teachers can encourage specific students and Science Olympiad team members to enter by presenting the Nomination Certificate below.

2014 DuPont Challenge Science Essay Competition

The DuPont Challenge Science Essay competition encourages students in grades 7-12 to get to the edge of scientific discovery by writing about a technological or scientific development on the topics of food, energy, protection or innovation.  Essays can be submitted until 1/31/14 with winners announced in April 2014. Grand prize winners receive cash awards plus expenses-paid trips to Walt Disney World in Orlando!  See the DuPont Challenge website for more information today.

Science Olympiad Urban Schools Initiative

Chicago Public Schools and Science Olympiad are proud to enter the seventh year of the Urban Schools Initiative (USI) program for 2013-2014, with approximately 30 middle and high schools represented. "After participating in Science Olympiad and winning two medals at the Regional Tournament, I decided I wanted to major in science," said a member of the Steinmetz High School Science Olympiad team. She went on to major in biology at Northeastern Illinois University!

Maker Faire/MAKER Camps

Organized by the staff of MAKE Magazine, makezine.com and craftzine.com, Maker Faire brings together science, art, craft and engineering plus music in a fun, energized, and exciting public forum. The aim is to inspire people of all ages to roll up their sleeves and become makers. This family-friendly event showcases the amazing work of all kinds of makers - anyone who is embracing the DIY spirit and wants to share their accomplishments with an appreciative audience.

Army ROTC and Science Olympiad Join Forces

Science Olympiad is thrilled to welcome its founding sponsor, Army ROTC, back into the fold!

Science Olympiad + FRINGE TV Show

Free downloadable Lesson Plans that mix "Fringe" science with Science Olympiad events were the centerpiece of a FOX Broadcasting public service and promotional campaign designed to raise awareness about STEM education.

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