KU to Host 2023 Regional Science Olympiad March 16

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KUTZTOWN, Pa. – Kutztown University will host the 2023 Central Eastern Regional Science Olympiad Thursday, March 16 (snow date March 17). Approximately 400 students from 20 high schools from Berks, Bucks, Lehigh, Northampton, Northumberland and Schuylkill counties will compete in 23+ events in a variety of science disciplines such as biology, earth science, chemistry, physics, computers and technology.

The event website has more information about events, rules, schools involved and schedule of events.

In its 39th year nationally and 14th anniversary of the Olympiad at KU, the Science Olympiad is an international nonprofit organization devoted to improving the quality of K-12 science education, creating a passion for learning science and providing recognition for outstanding achievement in science education by both students and teachers. These goals are accomplished through classroom activities, research, professional development workshops and the encouragement of intramural, district, regional, state, national and international tournaments.

The Olympiad is organized by schools at the junior high and senior high levels. Each school sends one team to compete in a variety of events. High school teachers serve as the coaches, judges and coordinators. Olympiad competitions are conducted at four levels- local, regional, state and national. The local competition is designed to prepare students for regional competition. No teams are eliminated in the local competition. At the regional level, the top-ranked teams move on to the state competition.

The Pennsylvania Science Olympiad State Tournament will take place Saturday, April 22, at Penn State Altoona.

The official website of the International Science Olympiad is https://www.soinc.org/.

For more information visit www.kutztown.edu/events/science-olympiad.htm

Participating Schools      

Antietam Middle Senior High School

Boyertown Area Senior High School

Emmaus High School

Exeter Township Senior High

Fleetwood Area High School

Kutztown Area High School

Allentown Central Catholic High School

Nazareth Area High School

Northampton Area High School

Northwestern Lehigh High School

Parkland High School

Perkiomen School

Wilson High School (West Lawn)

Wyoming Seminary Upper School

Perkiomen Valley High School

Twin Valley High School

Whitehall High School

Liberty High School

Governor Mifflin High School

Schuylkill Valley High School