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Stories about... Science Olympiad

Michael Rivkin and Angela Lee compete in the Water Quality eventMarie Murphy School: A Day in the Life of an Illinois Science Olympiad Team

April 20, 2013

This reporter's foray into the behind-the-scenes world of the Illinois Science Olympiad State Tournament held on campus this past weekend happened by chance. After photographing one of the first events of the day, I stumbled onto Marie Murphy School's homeroom in Noyes Lab, where the team's coaches, 30 contestants (fifteen kids on the Varsity team, fifteen on the JV team, which does trial events), plus parents/chaperones were preparing to compete, planning out their strategy for the day, glued to computers (cramming?), or playing games to kill time.
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Jennifer DocktorSTEM Pipeline Alive and Well as Science Olympiad Impacts
Former Contestant's STEM Career Choice

May 25, 2011

GET YOUNGSTERS HOOKED ON STEM when they're young, and when they're old, they'll choose STEM careers! Theoretically, that's how the STEM (science, engineering, technology and/or mathematics) pipeline is supposed to work, and Dr. Jennifer Docktor's journey along the pipeline is a perfect example. She began her voyage by getting involved in Science Olympiad at the age of 12 and credits her years in the science competition as playing a big part in her decision to enter the field of physics education.
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Science Olympiad student demonstrates his exhibit.Illinois Science Olympiad seeks your vote/funding via Pepsi’s Refresh Project

November 18, 2010

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Illinois), one of the leading science and engineering institutions in the United States, and nationally-recognized Science Olympiad have announced plans to establish a long-term partnership. Science Olympiad is a 27-year-old national science competition that focuses on student teams working together on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) challenges.
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Science Olympiad National Tournament turns K-12 students' attention to STEM

May 11, 2010

Around 3000 STEM-inclined middle- and high-school students from around the country converged on the Illinois campus May 21–22, 2010 to participate in the National Science Olympiad Tournament.
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Science Olympiad participant in Vet Med on south campus tour.National Science Olympiad competition to be at Illinois in 2010

Both the Science Olympiad Illinois state tournament and the national tournament will be held at Illinois next spring. The state tournament is scheduled for April 10, 2010; next year's national tournament will be held on May 20–22, 2010.
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