Maine State Science Olympiad for high school students to take place April 9

The Maine State Science Olympiad will be held at the University of Maine on Saturday, April 9. Science Olympiad is a nationwide STEM competition where teams of high school students compete in science-related events, with the top teams advancing up to national levels.

Maine has held a state-level tournament every year since the first national Science Olympiad in the mid-1980s. Over the course of the daylong tournament, nine teams from six Maine high schools will compete in 23 STEM events in various subjects, including ornithology, forensics, astronomy and remote sensing. Participants will also have the opportunity to attend tours of campus facilities; a presentation about UMaine Early College and the College of Engineering; and Planetarium Show at the Versant Power Astronomy Center.

Registration and check-in for the event, sponsored by UMaine Early College, begins at 7:30 a.m. in the lobby of Neville Hall, with opening remarks following at 8:15 a.m. in Room 101.

The tournament will culminate with an awards ceremony at 4 p.m. in 101 Neville Hall, sponsored by volunteers from Best Buy in Bangor. Opening and closing ceremonies will be open to the public.

For more information, visit the Maine Science Olympiad web page or contact Frank Dudish,