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Science Olympiad offers interscholastic academic competition in biology, earth science, chemistry, physics, problem-solving, and technology. The state and national tournaments consist of a series of individual and team events, and there is a balance between events requiring knowledge of scientific facts, concepts, processes, skills, and science applications.
Students are invited to attend a one-day competition at The Citadel where they’ll use their knowledge of sustainability to design, build and test wind turbines and/or solar homes. This hands-on, student-centered challenge tasks students with developing efficient, creative alternative energy machines. Registration is open to grades 4-12 and is free for all.
Help us inspire the STEM leaders of the future
STEM competitions allow for individual or student teams to solve a specific challenge or problem through science, technology, engineering, or mathematics. Many of these challenges are rooted in real-world issues, encouraging participants to use creativity and critical thinking in order to come up with innovative solutions.
In fact, STEM competitions provide much-needed structure to those who are just looking to get started in science, technology, engineering, and math, while also acting as a skill-building opportunity for those further along in coding, game development, robotics, and much more.
Participating in STEM competitions allows students to think critically and work autonomously in some instances, or in others, to work together in teams, strengthening collaborative and social skills.
Also, for those taking their first steps in STEM, the right competition can provide a low-pressure, low barrier to entry opportunity. For more advanced students, plenty of more involved, limit-testing experiences are available.
If you have additional questions about the STEM Center's competitions, please contact Melanie Blanton, Assistant Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 843-953-7121 for more information.