Club Description: The Science Olympiad C division is open to high school students from 9th to 12th grade. Students compete in three general categories of events for all disciplines of Science. Some events are purely knowledge-based, consisting of a written exam testing students in specific areas. Other events are hands-on, requiring students to assemble or dissect objects during the actual event. Still others are engineering-based: students are expected to build operational systems beforehand to be tested during the actual event. Of course, some events combine elements the previous three, so be prepared for anything.
In the 2009 season, as a first year team, Byram Hills took the Regional competition by surprise, finishing in third place with 7 medals in 16 events and qualifying for the State competition at West Point. That was the first time in the 25 year history of Science Olympiad that a first-year team has done so. At the West Point state competition, Byram medaled in 4 events and came home with the coveted Best New Team Award.
Since then, Byram Hills has returned to States five more times. In accordance with our push forward with STEAM initiatives, we will be having two teams at the Regional competition which will be once again, hosted by Byram Hills High School.
Its is our hope to continue growing and cultivating a love for all fields of Science and the Scientific method of discovery. If you have any questions, please be sure to contact any of the senior members of the club or our advisor.
Advisor: Mr. Horowitz
Upcoming Meetings/Events: Meetings are held on Thursday in room 313. The date of the regional competition is February 11th, 2017.
Co- Presidents: Yasamin Bayley and Audrey Saltzman
Vice President: Timothy Eng
A Team Captain: Emily Resnik
Treasurer: Agustina Pedraza
Secretary: Ramy Berenblum