Posted on Sep 07, 2017
Dear Science Olympiad Coaches, Students, and Directors,
We are pleased to announce that we will be opening registration for our 2018 tournament on 9/13/17. The link to our registration form will be on the website in the next few days, but registration will not open until 7:00PM Eastern on 9/13/17.
Registration filled up very fast last year, so if you are interested in participating we suggest that you complete the form as soon as you can. You may review our registration and tournament policies here.
To highlight our most important policies, schools are allowed to register up to two teams. Only the first 15 schools that register two teams will reserve spots for both teams. Later schools may still register two teams, but only one spot will be reserved and the second team will be placed on a waitlist. We also reserve the right to close registration once 50 spots are reserved.
Katie Shade and Josh Segaran, Co-Directors
Science Olympiad at MIT
Fourth MIT Invitational Date Announced
Posted on Jul 15, 2017
We are pleased to announce that the fourth annual MIT Science Olympiad Invitational Tournament will be held on Saturday, January 20, 2018, on the campus of MIT in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Registration will open in mid-September.
All of the team-friendly and coach-friendly features of the 2017 tournament will be back in full force. We'll run all 23 Division C national events, including lab and engineering events, with a schedule mirroring the National Tournament schedule as closely as possible. All events will be written, reviewed, and run by Science Olympiad alumni currently at MIT, national tournament event supervisors, and/or former Science Olympiad competitors from the highest level of competition. This means that coaches will not be required to write tests or otherwise volunteer at the invitational, leaving them free to focus solely on coaching their own teams. And, of course, competitors will experience the beauty and craziness of MIT.
We are incredibly proud that the 2017 MIT Science Olympiad Invitational Tournament attracted teams from across the United States. Ten of the top fifteen teams at this year’s National Tournament attended our invitational. We are also proud to have hosted a bevy of new and up-and-coming teams for whom the MIT invitational was one of their first invitationals, giving them a rare chance to field-test their teamwork and skills in advance of their respective state tournaments. As always, we will strive to make every event challenging yet accessible to all.
Early on, the founders of Science Olympiad at MIT decided that the directorship of the MIT tournament would change each year to encourage fresh thinking and ensure the sustainability of the organization. As we say good luck to Stephen Tang (class of 2017) on his future endeavors, we are also excited to announce that Josh Segaran (2019) will be joining Katie Shade (2018) as co-director for this year’s tournament.
The goal of Science Olympiad at MIT remains to enrich the Science Olympiad experience of high school students across the country. To that end, we hope to see you all at the tournament in January!
Registration opens on September 13, 2017.
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