Wilmington Regional Tournament
Above Image: "Science Olympiad Team Members and Coaches Celebrate at 2014 Award Ceremony"
Regional Tournament Information
If you have questions pertaining to the Wilmington Region or its Regional Tournament please view the complete Wilmington tournament information or contact one of the Wilmington Regional Directors Katie Martin (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Dennis Kubasko (email@example.com).
Regional Tournament History
Over the years, the Science Olympiad has grown throughout the state of North Carolina. In order for travel to be most convenient for as many schools as possible we have divided the 100 counties in North Carolina into 11 Regional Sites. Each of these Regions has its own Director(s), and each Region holds a separate tournament.
Nearly 1,000 middle school and high school students from Bladen, Brunswick, Columbus, New Hanover and Pender counties will compete in the annual UNC Wilmington Regional Science Olympiad from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 7th, at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. Sixty-four middle and high school teams will compete in 46 activities that will test their skills and knowledge of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
The fun activities range from launching bottle rockets and building gliders to examining a "crime scene" and identifying fossils. The UNCW Science Olympiad will be hosted by the Watson College of Education's Center for Education in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (CESTEM).
UNCW faculty and students along with community volunteers have designed events that will produce scores that will determine multiple medal winners with trophies awarded to the top middle and high schools in each division.Top finishers will qualify to compete at the State Tournament held in Raleigh at N.C. State University on April 24th and 25th.The top teams at the state tournament will represent the state of North Carolina at the National Science Olympiad Tournament at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln in May.
NCSO activities are funded in part by BASF, Time Warner Cable's Connect-a-Million-Minds initiative and SAS Institute, Inc. The Wilmington Regional event is facilitated with the help of volunteers General Electric, Corning, New Hanover County Schools, the UNCW Watson College of Education, the UNCW College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Health and Human Services and the Center for Education in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.