The MVHS Science Olympiad club educates and inspires students in all STEM disciplines through hands-on activities, learning,
Who are we?
MVHS Science Olympiad club educates and inspires students in all STEM (science, technology, engineering, and
math) disciplines through hands-on activities and learning. The club includes team members that compete at the annual
Science Olympiad competition, the National Ocean Sciences Bowl, and also provides learning opportunities to explore
science further. During lunch the club meets to address administrative and management tasks, and at weekend workshop
meetings we do lab activities, have subject expert lectures, and prepare for the upcoming competitions.
What is Science Olympiad?
Science Olympiad teams function much like an athletic team, requiring preparation, commitment, coaching, and practice throughout
the year. Our team competes annually in the regional tournament, with plans to continue to qualify for the state tournament,
and eventually, the national tournament. We also attend numerous invitationals as preparation. Each team is composed of up to 15 members. This year, the Santa Clara County Regional Science Olympiad tournament allows
up to 2 teams per high school.
The tournaments are similar to track meets consisting of a series of 23 team events covering anatomy, chemistry, earth
science, engineering, genetics, geology, mechanical engineering, physics, and technology. By combining events from
all disciplines, Science Olympiad encourages a wide cross-section of students to get involved. All subjects are based
on national Common Core standards. There is also a balance between events with requiring knowledge of science concepts,
process skills, and applications.