The Colorado Science Olympiad web site provides information to coaches, students, administrators, and the public on the Science Olympiad regional and state competitions, registration, and more. Please click on a topic link in the left-hand navigation bar for more information.
Thanks to everyone who dedicated time, effort and money to run two successful regional tournaments on March 2nd, and congratulations to ALL teams that competed. This has been a year of siginificant growth, and we love seeing new schools competing! Results are posted (in the Competition Results section).
The online sign-up application for self-scheduled events was quite popular, despite a few issues with the first time trying a new approach. We'll get those issues ironed out for state, since everyone seemed to appreciate not having to stand in line at the last minute in a frantic grab for time slots.
By popular demand, we're moving to an online sign-up application for teams to choose time slots for the self-scheduled events. This should help alleviate some of the last-minute scramble the morning of the tournament, and allow a bit more advanced planning for these events.
In order to make this work, a few things must happen:
There are very few changes this year in the list of trees to be learned for the Forestry event. The list for Colorado's regional and state tournaments is posted in the Event Resources section.
I have heard from several coaches and others interested in the possibility of a regional tournament on the western side of the Rockies, both to encourage more participation and to help avoid weather-related no-shows. Based on the preferences of some of those willing to help, as well as the large amount of planning that goes into hosting a tournament, I would expect that the earliest we would be able to create this possibility would be the spring of 2014. If you are interested in helping make this a reality, and have not indicated your willingness on your registraiton form, please contact Steve Lovaas (see the Contact Information page).
It takes an army of volunteers to run the regional and state tournaments. If you'd like to make the 2013 competition season even better than 2012, please contact one of the event coordinators, listed on the Contact Information page.
We'll post links to news stories about Science Olympiad in the "News" section. If your local newspaper or online news source runs a story, please let us know (see the Contact Information section) and we'll include it.