RVC To Host Science Olympiad On March 18

Rock Valley College will host a Science Olympiad Regional Competition for over 300 middle and high school students on Saturday, March 18, 2023. The event will take place from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm on the RVC main campus (3301 N. Mulford Rd.), with an awards ceremony at 4:00 pm. Students will compete in events such as; Experimental Design, Environmental Chemistry, Forensics, Wifi Lab, Code Busters, and many more. 

For the past 39 years, the Science Olympiad has revolutionized science education. What began as a grassroots assembly of science teachers is now one of the premier science competitions in the nation, providing rigorous, standards-based challenges to 6,000 teams in 50 states. 

Science Olympiad's ever-changing line-up of events in all STEM disciplines exposes students to practicing scientists and career choices and energizes classroom teachers with a dynamic content experience. 

The top students in each event will receive medals, while the top teams will advance to the state tournament at the University of Illinois in Champaign/Urbana on Saturday, April 22, 2023. Then the top two teams from Illinois will advance to the national competition held on May 20 at Wichita State University in Kansas. 

The following schools (Rockford and Elgin regions) are scheduled to compete in this year's Science Olympiad: 

Middle Schools: Durand Junior High School, Harlem M.S., Rockford Christian M.S., Rockford Lutheran M.S., Roscoe M.S., Winnebago M.S., Larsen M.S, Kenyon Woods M.S., Eastview M.S., Ellis M.S., and Tefft M.S.  

High Schools: Auburn H.S., Belvidere North H.S., Boylan Catholic H.S., Durand H.S., Guilford H.S., Harlem H.S., Rockford Christian H.S., Streamwood H.S., Elgin H.S., and Bartlett H.S. 

For more information, please contact Elizabeth Russo, RVC Professor of Life Science, at e.russo@rockvalleycollege.edu or (815) 921-3477.