Science Olympiad

Science Olympiad


Bossier Parish Community College (BPCC) is delighted to host the 2020 Science Olympiad (SO), and we cordially invite your team to participate. The Region III Science Olympiad competition is set for Saturday, March 28, 2020*. Teams from around Region III will gather at BPCC in Bossier City, LA, to engage in friendly and fun scientific competition. Winners from this regional competition will advance to the State SO on Saturday, April 4, 2020, at Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond, Louisiana.

If you are unfamiliar with the SO, these tournaments are rigorous academic, interscholastic competitions that consist of a series of team events, for which students prepare during the school year. These challenging and motivational events are well-balanced between the scientific disciplines of biology, earth science, chemistry, physics, and technology.

A workshop for new coaches will be held on Saturday, December 7, 2019 (for more information, contact the State SO Director Bruce Sherman at: http://www.southeastern.edu/acad_research/colleges/sci_tech/outreach/lsso/directors/index.htmlWill open new browser window or tab)

For questions regarding forming a Science Olympiad team and the challenge events, visit the national SO website (see address below). Coaches should review the Louisiana State SO Regional Competition Policies (see the state website below).

Please forward this letter to any teachers who might enjoy participating. If you would like to participate, please first register as described below. Further information, rules, forms, etc. can be found at the following websites:

Teams who wish to participate in the Region III tournament must:

  1. First, register with the Louisiana State SO and pay the national membership dues ($80) by Friday, January 31, 2020; (see state SO webpage link).
  2. Registration for the Region III Science Olympiad at BPCC is NOW OPEN. The registration form must be completed and the non-refundable regional registration fee of $80 must be paid by Friday, February 28, 2020.

Checks for the Region III $80 registration fee can be made payable to: Bossier Parish Community College. Please include the coach’s contact name, email address, school, and phone number with the check. Mail checks to:

Bossier Parish Community College
ATTN: Public Relations Office
6220 E. Texas St.
Bossier City, LA 71111

Coaches must provide a Policy Letter form, and a Photo Release form (for the coach and for each student) at the Registration table on March 28, 2020 (see BPCC’s SO website above for these forms).

If you have any registration questions or scientific event questions, contact Cammie Emory, Professor for Science, Nursing, and Allied Health, at cemory@bpcc.edu or 318-678-6124. Note that the sign-up sheet for self-scheduled events will be available on BPCC’s SO web page by January 21, 2020.

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