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.


2022 Tournament Events

  • Life, Personal, & Social Science:  Anatomy & Physiology, BioProcess Lab, Cell Biology, Disease Detectives, Green Generation, Ornithology.
  • Earth and Space Science:  Astronomy, Dynamic Planet,  Meteorology, Remote Sensing, Road Scholar, Rocks and Minerals, Solar System.
  • Physical Science & Chemistry:  Chem Lab, Crave the Wave, Crime Busters, Environmental Chemistry, Food Science, Forensics, It's About Time, Sounds of Music, Storm the Castle, Trajectory, Wifi Lab.
  • Technology & Engineering:  Bridge, Detector Building, Electric Wright Stuff, Gravity Vehicle, Mission Possible, Mousetrap Vehicle, Wright Stuff.
  • Inquiry and Nature of Science:  Codebusters, Experimental Design, Ping Pong Parachute Write It Do It.  

Winning Schools will be announced in February.

2022 Winning Schools (Division B – Middle School)

  • First Place: A.D. Johnston Junior High School, Bessemer
  • Second Place: Superior Central Middle School, Eben 
  • Third Plac: Holy Name Catholic MS, Escanaba

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.

2022 Winning Schools (Division C – High School)

  • First Place: Calumet High School, Calumet
  • Second Place: Iron Mountain High School, Iron Mountain
  • Third 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.