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Regional Science Olympiad Moved to March 17

March 16, 2017

Science OlympiadKUTZTOWN, Pa. - Kutztown University will host the Central Eastern Regional Science Olympiad on Friday, March 17, with opening ceremonies taking place at 9:30 a.m. in Keystone Arena.  The closing ceremonies will begin at approximately 3 p.m., also in Keystone Arena.  

The current event schedule can be found at https://www.kutztown.edu/events/science-olympiad/events-and-rules.htm

.The event, originally scheduled for March 16, was moved back one day due to winter storm Stella.  The schedule has been pushed back one additional hour to allow extra travel time for schools to arrive.  

Nearly 700 students representing 29 high schools and 12 middle schools from Berks, Lehigh, Northampton, Northumberland and Schuylkill counties will compete in 50 different events.

In its 33rd year, the Science Olympiad is an international nonprofit organization devoted to improving the quality of K-12 science education, creating a passion for learning science and providing recognition for outstanding achievement in science education by both students and teachers. These goals are accomplished through classroom activities, research, professional development workshops and the encouragement of intramural, district, regional, state, national and international tournaments.

The Olympiad is organized by schools at the junior high and senior high levels. Each school sends one team to compete in a variety of events. High school teachers serve as the coaches, judges, and coordinators.

Olympiad competitions are conducted at four levels - local, regional, state, and national. The local competition is designed to prepare students for regional competition. No teams are eliminated in the local competition.  At the regional level, the top ranked teams move on to the state competition.  The Pennsylvania Science Olympiad State Tournament will be held at Juanita College on Saturday, April 29.

The official website of the International Science Olympiad is http://www.soinc.org/

The current event schedule can be found at https://www.kutztown.edu/events/science-olympiad/events-and-rules.htm.

For more information visit https://www.kutztown.edu/events/science-olympiad.htm or contact scienceolympiad@kutztown.edu or 484-646-4116.

Participating Schools  

Junior High/Middle Schools
Boyertown East
Colonial
Conrad Weiser
Exeter Township
Fleetwood
Kutztown
Nazareth Area
Orefield
Schuylkill Valley
Springhouse
Twin Valley
Whitehall Coplay  

High Schools
Allentown Central Catholic
Bensalem
Bethlehem Catholic
Boyertown
Emmaus
Exeter Township
Fleetwood
Freedom
Governor Mifflin
Hamburg
Kutztown
Liberty
Moravian Academy
Nazareth Area
Northampton Area
Northwestern Lehigh
Parkland
Perkiomen Valley
Plymouth Whitemarsh
Reading
Schuylkill Valley
Southern Lehigh
Tamaqua
Twin Valley
Upper Merion
Whitehall
Wilson (West Lawn)
Wyoming Seminary
Wyomissing Area