Science Olympiad INVITATIONAL

February 21st - Patriot Invitational in Hastings, NE

What is Science Olympiad?

"Science Olympiad is an American elementary school, middle school and high school team competition in which students compete in 'events' pertaining to various scientific disciplines, including earth science, biology, chemistry, physics, and engineering. Over 7,300 teams from 50 U.S. states compete each year." (

Elementary or Division A:

We are excepting teams grade levels 3rd - 6th to join us for a fun day of science! Because this is a first for us, please call Kristen Slechta @ 402.463.5611 ext. 161 to talk about the day's events. Teachers, your responsibility is to supervise your students. No preparation is necessary unless you have students interested in the Ping Pong Parachute, which is a building event. Please consider this STEM opportunity in our community!

Official Registration Steps:

#1. Find motivated and interested students, grades 3-6 (Division A), grades 6-9 (Division B) or 9-12 (Division C). This is your team!

#2. Register for the Hastings Invitational: Division B & C coaches, communicate your preferred event to proctor on the online registration form. Division A coaches, just confirm that you are participating!

#3. Division B & C teams register at the National/State Level @

This registration and fee will add your team to the National Team roster and state roster. You need to print this form and mail it with the $85.00 fee for the first team and/or $60.00 for the second team to the following address. Please use a separate form if you are registering a second team. Second teams may be added at any time. There will be a separate registration process and fee for the Nebraska State Tournament Saturday, April 18, 2020. Rules are accessed electronically at Please make out your check to the Nebraska Academy of Sciences.

Nebraska Academy of Sciences

c/o Michelle Lopez

302 Morrill Hall, 14th & U Streets

Lincoln, NE 68588-0339

#4. Arrive with students on competition day!

COST for Division A, B & C:

  • $3 per student within the ESU9 area
  • $5 per student outside of ESU9 area
  • Maximum payment of $75

Manuals for Division B and Division C

Registered Teams:

2015 - 2019 Past Registrants:

Adams Central Jr./Sr. High School

Aurora Middle School

Cheyenne Mountain High School

Doniphan-Trumbull Public School

Elba Public School

Giltner Public School

Harvard Public School

Hastings Catholic

Johnson-Brock Public School

Logan Fontenelle Middle School

Mission Middle School (Bellevue)

Saint Paul Public School

Saint Cecilia Catholic School

Sandy Creek Middle School

Skutt Catholic High School

Silver Lake High School

Superior Public Schools

The 2020 Regional/Invitational Tournaments:

Friday, February 21: Hastings Patriot Invite: Kristen Slechta ESU 9

Saturday, TBD: Henry Doorly Zoo Regional: Julie Anderson

Tuesday, March 24: Kearney Regional Tournament: Dianah Steinbrink: ESU 10

Saturday, March 28: Bellevue Middle School Invitational: Norma Thompson

Monday, March 31: Ogallala Regional Tournament: Tyler Cronin: ESU 16

What is Science Olympiad? (2016)
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Patriot Invitational Science Olympiad 2017 HQ

Invitational - Grades 3-6, 6-9 and 9-12

Friday, Feb. 21st, 8am-1pm

1090 South Adams Central Avenue

Hastings, NE