Sponsored by the Seaborg Center

Each year, approximately 300 students from throughout the Upper Peninsula compete in 46 different Science Olympiad events. More than 100 volunteers make this event possible.

Science Olympiad competitions have been sponsored by the Glenn T. Seaborg Center Mathematics and Science Center at Northern Michigan University since 1987.

Learn more about the Michigan Science Olympiad and National Science Olympiad.

2023 Tournament Events

  • Life, Personal, & Social Science:  Anatomy & Physiology, BioProcess Lab, Cell Biology, Disease Detectives, Forestry, Green Generation.
  • Earth and Space Science:  Astronomy, Dynamic Planet,  Meteorology, Remote Sensing, Road Scholar, Rocks and Minerals, Solar System.
  • Physical Science & Chemistry:  Can't Judge a Powder, Chem Lab, Crave the Wave, Crime Busters, Environmental Chemistry, Forensics, It's About Time, Sounds of Music, Storm the Castle, Trajectory, Wifi Lab.
  • Technology & Engineering:  Bridge, Detector Building, Flight, Roller Coaster, Scrambler, Wheeled Vehicle.
  • Inquiry and Nature of Science:  Codebusters, Experimental Design, Fast Facts, Fermi Questions, Write It Do It.  

Winning Schools will be announced in February.

2023 Winning Schools (Division B – Middle School)

  • First Place: Washington Middle School, Calumet
  • Second Place: Holy Name Catholic Middle School, Escanaba
  • Third Plac:  Superior Central Middle School, Eben 

The top three teams in Division B received invitations to the Michigan Science Olympiad State Tournament on April 30, 2022, hosted by Michigan State University.

2023 Winning Schools (Division C – High School)

  • First Place: Iron Mountain High School, Iron Mountain
  • Second Place: A.D. Johnston High School, Bessemer

The top teams in Division C received invitations to the Michigan Science Olympiad State Tournament on April 30, 2022, hosted by Michigan State University.