Science Olympiad Regional Tournament

The 2020 Science Olympiad Regional Tournament Date Announced - 2/1/20

Madison Regional Competition

Edgewood College hosts the Madison Regional Science Olympiad competition each year in February. In 2020, the event will be held on Saturday, February 1st. 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


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

Wisconsin Division Website


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

Family Science Night

Cancelled- No Make Up Date Scheduled

The 18th Annual Edgewood College Family Science Night will be held on Tuesday, March 24th!

Family Science Night, also referred to as the Science Spring Spectacular, has been wowing families with children of all ages for 18 years running, and this year will be no exception. Held in the beautiful Sonderegger Science Center on the Edgewood campus, 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. on Tuesday, March 24th. Parking is free on the Edgewood Campus. Spanish interpreters will be available and the Sonderegger Science Center is completely 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.

Dr. Amy Schiebel, the Director of the Office for Science Outreach, incepted this event in 2002 to bring science in a really accessible and exciting way to our community. “Once people participate in our event and explore first-hand the wonders and magic of science, no matter what age they are, they’re hooked. They become supporters of science education and want more of it” said Dr. Schiebel.

For more information, email Jeanne Benink, Program Coordinator for Science Outreach, at