FAU Hosts 11th Regional Competition for Science Olympiad

By kelsie weekes | 2/19/2018

Florida Atlantic University’s Charles E. Schmidt College of Science hosted the 11th annual southeast Florida regional competition for the Science Olympiad on Saturday, Feb. 17 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Teams from 17 middle schools and 37 high schools in Palm Beach, Broward, Martin, St. Lucie, Indian River and Miami-Dade counties competed.

The events in the competition were developed and judged by FAU professors, as well as undergraduate and graduate students. A wide variety of topics in the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) disciplines were covered, including anatomy, astronomy, herpetology, ecology, material science, optics and more. 

Science Olympiad is a national, nonprofit organization begun in 1984 by K-12 science teachers to improve the quality of STEM education and foster a love of science among students.  Teams from all 50 states participate in the Science Olympiad, one of the premier science competitions in the nation.  Students who win at the regional competitions advance to the state tournament, and those winners compete at the national tournament.