2015 Somerset Regional
Science Olympiad
will be March 21, 2015

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Welcome


2014 Division B Results
2014 Division C Results

Tournament Day Schedule
Room Assignments
Division B Event Schedules with Teams
Division C Event Schedules with Teams


On this page:

What is Science Olympiad?
What are the divisions?
How are teams organized?
How does the event schedule work?
What teams are participating?



What is Science Olympiad?

Science Olympiad is an international non-profit organization devoted to improving the quality of science education, increasing student interest in science and providing recognition for outstanding achievement in science education by both students and teachers. These goals are accomplished through classroom activities, research, training workshops and the encouragement of intramural, district, regional, state and national tournaments. Science Olympiad tournaments are rigorous academic interscholastic competitions that consist of a series of team events, which students prepare for during the year. These challenging and motivational events are well balanced between the various science disciplines of biology, earth science, chemistry, physics and technology. There is also a balance between events requiring knowledge of science concepts, process skills and science applications.

Forty-eight states have Science Olympiad organizations. In Kentucky, regional tournaments are hosted at six different locations.
  • University of Pikeville, Pikeville, KY
  • Bluegrass Community and Technical College, Lexington, KY
  • DuPont Manual High School, Louisville, KY
  • Madisonville Community College, Madisonville, KY
  • Maysville Community College, Maysville, KY
  • Somerset Community College, Somerset, KY
The 2014 Kentucky Science Olympiad State Tournament will be hosted by Western Kentucky University on April 12.



Divisions

There are three Science Olympiad Divisions:

  • Division A (Grades K-6)
  • Division B (Grades 6-9)
  • Division C (Grades 9-12)

Only Divisions B and C compete at the Somerset Regional Science Olympiad.




Teams

Division C Team Membership Rules
A team may have up to fifteen (15) members. A maximum of seven (7) 12th grade students is permitted on a Division C team.

Division B Team Membership Rules
A team may have up to fifteen (15) members. A maximum of five (5) 9th grade students is permitted on a Division B team. Because middle schools that do not have grades 7, 8 or 9 are at a slight disadvantage, they may invite any combination of up to five (5) of their last year's 6th, 7th or 8th grade students to be part of the team. Possible examples/scenarios can be found at http://www.soinc.org/.

A single school may have more than one team. Visit the Kentucky Science Olympiad website at http://www.wku.edu/scienceolympiad/  register a team.

For each event, a team will select one or two members to compete. (Some events allow 3 members.) Since there are 5 competition periods on the event schedule, each team member may compete in up to 5 events. A team member may have different partner's for each of his/her events.

Each team will be assigned a number at check-in on competition day. Arm bands with the team number and a student number (1 - 15) will be given to each coach to distribute to their team members. Competitors will report their team and student numbers to the event supervisor at each event.



Event Schedule

Each team will be assigned an event schedule (A, B, C, or D) to follow.  Each event schedule can accommodate up to 4 teams.  Teams may request a certain schedule, but the requests are honored in the order they are received.  Coaches should not start assigning events until we have confirmed the request.  If we have not received notice of a team's preference by February 28, an event schedule will be assigned.  Email Billy Dobbs at billy.dobbs@kctcs.edu to request your event schedule.

  • Teams will check in between 7:30 and 8:15 AM ET in the Harold Rogers Student Commons building.
  • During the 1st event period (8:30 - 9:30), the events designated as "All Teams" will be held.
  • During each of the other event periods, each team will compete in those events that are designated by the same letter as their event schedule.  Coaches must plan carefully so that members are not scheduled for two events during the same event period. 
  • The awards presentation will begin as soon as all scoring is complete.

Click here for the event schedules.



2014 Participants (as of 02/28/2014 at 12:00 PM)

Division B

 School Name  Assigned Event Schedule
 Glasgow Middle School C
 Knox County Middle School B
 Larue County Middle School C
 Lynn Camp Middle School B
 Northern Middle School (Pulaski) D
 Somerset Christian School (2 teams) Both on Schedule D

Div B Schedule Openings:  A = 4, B =3, C = 2, D = 1

Division C

 School Name  Assigned Event Schedule
 Barren County High School C
 Casey County High School D
 Central Hardin High School (2 teams) Both on Schedule A
 Dunbar High School B
 Glasgow High School (2 teams) Both on Schedule A
 Knox Central High School (2 teams) Both on Schedule B
 Lynn Camp High School C
 Somerset Chistian School (2 teams) Both on schedule D
 Wayne County High School B

Div C Schedule Openings:  A = 0, B = 0, C = 3, D = 1