Science Olympiad Outreach at UW-Madison

A judge measures the score of an entry in the Mousetrap Vehicle event at the 2010 Wisconsin State Science Olympiad Tournament. Credit: David Nevala

The University of Wisconsin - Madison is a proud sponsor of the Science Olympiad, a national science competition for middle and high school students. The College of Engineering takes a lead role in utilizing Science Olympiad and the Young Scientists of America (YSA) to reach out to the K-12 community in Wisconsin and to organize support at UW-Madison for tournaments.

This site provides information related to the YSA outreach initiative and tournaments hosted at UW-Madison.

For more information about the Science Olympiad, please see

News and Updates

May 2014
Congratulations to all Science Olympiad teams for a great 2013-2014 year! Special congratulations to the following teams that attended the Badger Invitational in January and represented their states at the National Science Olympiad Tournament this past weekend, May 16-17, 2014 at the University of Central Florida:

Division B:
Hamilton Middle School (WI)
Chippewa Middle School (MN)

Division C:
Menomonie High School (WI)
Mounds View High School (MN)
Adlai Stevenson High School (IL)
June 2013
The UW-Wisconsin Badger Invitational will take place January 17-18, 2014 in Union South on UW-Madison campus. More information will be available in early Fall 2013 on the invitational page.