Wilmington Regional Tournament
Above Image: "Science Olympiad Team Members and Coaches Celebrate at 2014 Award Ceremony"
Regional Tournament Information
If you have questions pertaining to the Wilmington Region or its Regional Tournament please view the complete Wilmington tournament information or contact one of the Wilmington Regional Directors Kimberly Bierstedt (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Dennis Kubasko (email@example.com).
Regional Tournament History
Over the years, the Science Olympiad has grown throughout the state of North Carolina. In order for travel to be most convenient for as many schools as possible we have divided the 100 counties in North Carolina into 11 Regional Sites. Each of these Regions has its own Director(s), and each Region holds a separate tournament.
Nearly 1,000 middle school and high school students from Bladen, Brunswick, Columbus, New Hanover and Pender counties compete annually in the Wilmington Regional Science Olympiad hosted by CESTEM at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. Teams compete in forty-six activities that test their skills and knowledge of chemistry, physics, engineering, technology and more.
Almost 150 UNCW faculty, students, and a community of volunteers design events that produce scores that determine first, second, third and fourth-place medal winners, with trophies from state and national organizations going to the top finishers in each division. The top two finishers from each division qualify to compete at the State Tournament held in Raleigh at N.C. State University. The top two teams at the state tournament will represent North Carolina at the National Science Olympiad.
NCSO activities are funded in part by the Time Warner Cable’s Connect-a-Million-Minds initiative. The Wilmington Regional event is facilitated with the help of volunteers from Time Warner Cable, General Electric, Corning, New Hanover County Schools, the UNCW Watson College of Education the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Health and Human Services and the Center for Education in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.