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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.
September 5, 2017
New this year - Science Olympiad Rules Manuals downloadable from Science Olympiad: https://store.soinc.org/us/page/welcome
August 30, 2017
Registration is Open! Please see the School Teams and Forms page.
May 8, 2017
Event list available! See the Events page, here.
November 30, 2016
October 10, 2016
Registration to participate in this year's Montana Science Olympiad closes this Friday October 14, 2016.
Part of the fun of arriving in Bozeman the day before the Science Olympiad is attending the evening activities. Museum of the Rockies STEM Fun Night is free for registered coaches & team members. Others (parents, grandparents, siblings, etc.) wishing to attend pay a fee. Registration is required for everyone, including coaches and team members, who plan to attend. Details can be found on the registration site at http://museumoftherockies.doubleknot.com/event/stem-fun-night-2016/1984724.
August 31, 2016
August 16, 2016
Final list of events for the Montana Science Olympiad is now available here. Registration will be open in the next week or two.
June 1, 2016
We have a new email address. We will continue to check the gmail account, but please use email@example.com now.
The 2017 Montana Science Olympiad will be held on Tuesday November 22, 2016. We are calling it the 2017 MTSO to be consistent with the year shown on the event rules, since the state competition leads into the National Science Olympiad tournament in May 2017. This means there will be no 2016 MTSO, but don't worry, you didn't miss one!
The Tentative Events for the 2017 Montana Science Olympiad are available here, pending final notification by National Science Olympiad and recruitment of Event Captains. The events will be finalized by August 31, 2016.
November 24, 2015