– Florida has STEM jobs, but not grads to fill them: “Despite the [large number of job] openings and [Gov.] Scott’s commitment to bring similar so-called STEM jobs to the state, Florida universities aren’t coming close to graduating enough students to fill them.” Also, Bridge to Tomorrow notes that Gov. Scott’s education agenda is missing something important.
– Science Olympiad is a nationally recognized science competition for middle and high school students that is fully correlated to the Next Generation Science Sunshine State Standards. All of our events are team based, interactive, and include strong authentic assessment. Students engage in pre-build engineering events, laboratory experiments, and research activities that provide a strong foundation for a future career in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
Schools are allowed to enter as many 15-member teams as they would like. Each team competes in 23 different events that are as diverse as Rotor Egg Drop, Forensics, Forestry, Maglev, and Experimental Design. Common among the events is the fact that the students have fun and are motivated to learn science!