Science Olympiad 2017


  • Will the written test and device testing be during the same hour for Hovercraft, Optics, & Wind Power?

    Yes, teams will test their Hovercraft & Wind Power devices, perform the Optics challenge, and take the written test during the hour their team is assigned for that specific event.

  • I want to ship some of my team’s items to Wright State rather than bring them with us. How can I arrange for that?

    Contact Wright State’s Event Services office at

  • Will I need to arrange for transportation for my team at the National Tournament?

    Yes. The walk from student housing to the Nutter Center is approximately 1.5 miles and there is no guarantee the weather will be gentle.

  • Are there activities scheduled for Thursday and Friday?

    A number of Wright State offices and academic departments are scheduling activities for Thursday and Friday. The current schedule is posted here and will be updated frequently. The key event is the Thursday Fun Night in the Student Union. Read more about that here.

  • When will the online scheduling for each event be available?

    The online self-schedule for coaches will open Sunday, May 7. Coaches will receive login information by Saturday, May 6. Go here for online self-scheduling.

  • Where can my team members, coaches, parents, etc., buy official Science Olympiad merchandise?

    Check out the “Store” link on the website or click here. Remember, a pre-order of apparel ensures the correct size item will be waiting for you. Please note that the “Official Combo Deal” is the official t-shirt for the 2017 Science Olympiad National Tournament.

  • Can my team members get to Walmart and other business locations if auto transportation is not immediately available?

    The new Wright State Way walking bridge crosses Interstate 675. To get there, follow Center Park Blvd. to the north side of the bridge and walk across to Pentagon Blvd. on the south side. See for more specific directions.

  • How do I claim lost-and-found items?

    Lost-and-found items from campus can be claimed at Event Services, 186 Student Union, until 5 p.m. Sunday. Lost-and-found from the Nutter Center on Saturday will be brought to Gate 3. Items not claimed can be returned, but all shipping costs will be the responsibility of the owner. To inquire about missing items after Saturday night, contact Lee Guild ( at the Nutter Center for items left there or Event Services ( for items left elsewhere on campus.

  • Will the live streaming of the Opening Ceremony and Awards Ceremony be archived so we can watch it later?

    Video of the Opening Ceremony on Friday and Awards Ceremony on Saturday can be viewed via live stream here or watch later at (for 30 days after the event) or the Wright State YouTube channel.

  • Can I help fix my team’s device if it malfunctions?

    As a reminder to all adults (coaches, parents, spectators, etc.), Science Olympiad is a student competition. As such, the student participants are expected to be the only people assembling, adjusting, fixing, or operating devices. To that end, we ask that all adults attending the National Tournament adhere to the Science Olympiad Code of Ethics & General Rules, the Building and Tools Policy, and the Parent’s Pledge which all describe acceptable levels of adult support (found at Please use your best judgement in terms of helping and mentoring. Failure to abide by these policies can result in penalties and other consequences for your team.

  • Where should our buses/vans park?

    On campus, Lot 4 is the preferred parking spot for buses, vans, and visitors. You will see Lot 4 on your left as you enter campus via University Blvd. At the Nutter Center, students should be dropped off at Gate 3 and buses and vans should park in Lot 2. Just follow the directional signage.