Do you love STEM? Coding? Or just solving a complex puzzle? If you answered yes to any of the following questions, the KPS science Olympiad team might be right for you!
The Science Olympiad team was revived during the 2021-2022 school year by founders and leaders Roshni K. ‘23 and Sneha S. ‘23. They are pictured closest to the camera in the photo below. Roshni is on the left and Sneha is on the right.
The Kent Place Science Olympiad team meets throughout the Winter Trimester on Mondays and Tuesdays from 3:45-5:45. This is similar to the time frame when athletics and theater meet after school.
The Science Olympiad team competes in 23 events ranging from Cell Biology to Disease Detectives to Write it Do it. These competitions test knowledge and skills from a variety of disciplines such as physics, biology, anatomy, computer programming, coding, chemistry, environmental science, and engineering.
The total list of events are anatomy and physiology, astronomy, bridge, cell biology, chem lab, codebusters, director building, disease detectives, dynamic planet, environmental chemistry, experimental design, forensics, gravity vehicle, green generation, it’s about time, ornithology, ping-pong parachute, remote sensing, rocks and minerals, trajectory, WiFi lab, Wright stuff, and write it do it.
Natalie W. ‘24 is competing in Disease Detectives, Codebusters, and Astronomy and says, “I enjoy working with the team. Preparing for the events is going to be really challenging but also really rewarding.”
A unique aspect of the Science Olympiad Team is that not all events are tests. In the Biology Olympiad as well as some events such as Dynamic Planet in the Science Olympiad, the tests are similar to standardized testing. However, some events are more hands-on! In forensics, competitors have to complete a lab.
The Science Olympiad team meets in the Center for Innovation (CFI) in the Innovation Lab, which gives them the tools they need to prepare for their competition.
This team also allows all Upper School participants to mentor students in the Middle School. While the Upper School team is meeting, the middle-schoolers are working just as hard in the room over. Science Olympiad allows connections to be made from across the schools.
The Science Olympiad team will be coming to Kent Place during the Spring Break, from March 22 to March 24 during the evenings to compete. Best of luck to you all!