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Photograph of Corvallis Middle School students at the Montana Science Olympiad

The Montana Science Olympiad (MTSO) is 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. The Science Math Resource Center (SMRC) at Montana State University in Bozeman hosts the annual Montana Science Olympiad in conjunction with the national Science Olympiad.

Science Olympiad goals are accomplished through the dedication of Montana science teachers and parents who organize classroom activities, research, and after school training clubs. The main focus of the competition is to elevate science education and learning to a level of enthusiasm and support that is normally reserved only for varsity sports programs.

Science Olympiad tournaments are rigorous academic inter-scholastic competitions that consist of a series of individual and team events. In grades 6-12, a Science Olympiad team functions much like a football or soccer team -- requiring preparation, commitment, coaching and practice throughout the year. Other competitions follow the format of popular board games and TV shows. These challenging and motivational events are well balanced between various disciplines: biology, earth science, chemistry, physics, computer science and technology. There is also a balance between events requiring knowledge of science facts, concepts, processes, skills and science.

MTSO Updates

November 12, 2015                                                                                            

Fergus High School Team

Fergus High School Science Olympiad Team

Avogadro registration, team memberships, and t-shirt orders are finalized. Competition day is approaching quickly! The 2015 MTSO Schedule is now live on this page of our site. If your team has not submitted a Code of Conduct form of team payment, please see the School Teams section of our site. Furthermore, be sure to take a look at MTSO's Tips from Inside the Olympiad.

 August 25, 2015

The Official Events for the 2015 MTSO are now available. The Olympiad will be held on Tuesday, November 24, 2015 at MSU.

June 11, 2015

Congratulations to one of our 2014 MTSO winning teams, the Fergus High School Team, for their outstanding achievement: 3rd place in the Wright Stuff National Science Olympiad competition event. MTSO is very proud of the Fergus Team achievement.

Questions? Email MTSO