There are many events to choose from to participate in, but the most popular are Write-It-Do-It, an event in which one partner describes an object and the other partner has to build it without any help, ecology and rocks & minerals.
However, not only does Science Olympiad encourage learning and education, it also promotes teamwork and life skills.
“In terms of personal goals, I learned not to procrastinate,” says Nadine Rosete, a sophomore on Tesoro’s Science Olympiad team, “[Science Olympiad]’s workload is comparable to that of an AP class, so juggling school [and] extracurriculars was tough.”
In addition to time management, Rosete says that Science Olympiad has also benefited her by giving her a pathway into studying science outside of school.
Despite the workload of being part of the team, Rosete has achieved many accomplishments through Science Olympiad.
“Last year, award-wise, I ranked 11th and 12th in anatomy/physiology and write-it-do-it,” says Rosete, “[and] each event had about 30-40 competitors, so I was quite proud.”
In addition to the personal benefits of Science Olympiad, it also benefits society.
“For schools, winners of SciOly can draw attention to their district for winning at a prestigious national competition,” says Rosete, “this in turn could lead to more funding for the science department in [schools], improving the overall quality of education.”