ANNUAL EVENTS

Science Olympiad Regional Tournament

The 2021-22 TENTATIVE Science Olympiad Regional Tournament Date: 2/05/22

Madison Regional Competition

Edgewood College hosts the Madison Regional Science Olympiad competition each year in February. In 2022, the event will be held on Saturday, February 5th, if it is deemed safe to do so by the College, given where the country will stand at that time in regards to Covid. Teams from South Central Wisconsin compete at Edgewood for seats at the Wisconsin State Tournament. About 150 gifted, talented, and enthusiastic high school students converge on the Sonderegger Science Center to showcase their accomplishments in science, engineering, and technology. The competition is intense yet friendly and everyone leaves a winner.

If you are interested in joining Science Olympiad or volunteering at the Edgewood Regional, please contact Jeanne Benink, Edgewood College Program Coordinator for Science Outreach, at jbenink@edgewood.edu

Mission

Science Olympiad is a national non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of K-12 science education, increasing male, female and minority interest in science, creating a technologically-literate workforce and providing recognition for outstanding achievement by both students and teachers. These goals are achieved by participating in Science Olympiad tournaments and non-competitive events, incorporating Science Olympiad into classroom curriculum and attending teacher training institutes.

National Website

http://www.soinc.org/

Wisconsin Division Website

https://www.wisconsinso.org/

Forms:

  • Event Competitor Form
  • Medical Release Form
  • Publicity Waiver Form - Link is not available today - visit the WI Science Olympiad Website

Family Science Night

We hope to host the 20th Annual Edgewood College Family Science Night in person, at some point in March of 2022.

Family Science Night, also referred to as the Science Spring Spectacular, has been wowing families with children of all ages for two decades (minus 2020 due to the pandemic). We plan to hold an in-person event in the beautiful Sonderegger Science Center on the Edgewood campus, if we can safely do so, based on where we are in regard to Covid. This year’s event will feature more than 30 hands-on, science based projects/stations for kids (and parents) to explore.

And, best of all- this is a completely FREE event. The event will run from 6:30 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Parking is free on the Edgewood Campus. Spanish interpreters will be available and the Sonderegger Science Center is handicap accessible.

Each year, Family Science continues to grow. This year, we expect 300+ attendees to attend. Many families who participate are from the Madison area, but we’ve heard of families driving in from as far away as Janesville and Portage. Projects & science stations have included topics such as fermentation (think Kombucha), fun with liquid nitrogen (shattering roses and marshmallows), learning how your eyes work, fossil exploration and a much, much more. From biology to physics – Family Science Night has something for everyone.

For more information, email Jeanne Benink, Program Coordinator for Science Outreach, at jbenink@edgewood.edu