April 27, 2016 - From Tournament Organizer

FINAL/VETTED scores are out. Please see entries below.

April 25, 2016 - From Tournament Organizer

PRELIMINARY PA state tournament scoring results. Scores will not be vetted until at least Wednesday.

April 22, 2016 - From Tournament Organizer

IMMEDIATE RESPONSE REQUESTED: Due to lots of volunteer and judge cancellations at the last minute, we are short the desired number of judges to assist with events. If you have “extra” coaches or volunteers coming with your team, and those people are willing to assist with an event, please notify us upon your registration or email Sharon Conaway at Thank you for your attention and possible assistance!

April 22, 2016 - From Tournament Organizer

Experimental Design B Division will be held in Brumbaugh Academic Center, room B202. The schedule in the program you will receive at registration reflects this room change.

April 19, 2016 - From Wind Power Event Supervisor

For Wind Power B AND C: Information on fan spin: When I stand in front of the fan with the air blowing in my face, as I look at the fan blades they rotate clockwise.

image of fan announcement

April 18, 2016 - From Protein Modeling Event Supervisor

It is obviously impossible to cram 500 words on a 3 X 5 card, so I have been accepting either typed or hand-written explanations on a piece of paper or a card, which I feel is the intent of the rule. So, I am accepting any form of paper or card, and just making sure that the explanation is not more than 500 words.

April 12, 2016 - Tournament Organizer

Please remember that registration does not open until 2PM on Friday. We will not be able to process teams early. Thank you.

April 12, 2016 = From the Tournament Organizer

Don’t get penalized! In the State interpretation of the general rules of fair play, any team found on the Juniata campus testing a built device before 9:00AM April 23rd will be assessed a 10% deduction/increase in their score for the event. Exceptions may be posted on the announcements.

April 12, 2016 - From the Tournament Organizer

Schedules have been updated with room clarifications & Hovercraft trial event (divisions B&C) listed.

April 12, 2016

Rules for the hovercraft trial event (divisions B&C) can be found at

April 12, 2016

IM gym dimensions are as follows: 100'X118'; ceiling is 28' but is tapered.

April 12, 2016 - Team and Coach Listing

Click here to view a listing of teams and coaches.

April 12, 2016 - From the Elastic Launch Glider supervisor:

We will be allowing trim flights before the official start of the competition. However, once the first time slot begins at 9:00am, trim flights will not be allowed. If anyone asks why we don’t allow trim flights, there are two main reasons. First, allowing trim flights throughout the day would give a significant advantage to teams with time slots towards the end of the competition. Second, it eliminates any possible interference with teams who are competing or other events like Wright Stuff who share the space with us.

April 12, 2016 - From the Wright Stuff supervisor:

"Wright Stuff" rules permit students the opportunity for test flights during the regular competition hours before they check in as long as they don’t interfere with other students competing. Students competing take precedence over kids just testing. So if a team does want to get a sense for the flight dynamics of the larger area, there is opportunity do after 9:00. (Once their plane is officially checked in then they are limited to 8 minutes from the launch of their next flight.)

April 8, 2016 - Announcement for B Division Reach for the Stars:

Students will need a calculator. They CANNOT use a cell phone calculator. The calculator can be very simplistic. Its most complex needs will be to do squares, square root and logs. The kids will not need to even understand what a log is, they will just need to know how to press the button to get the log of a given number out of the calculator and then use it in an equation.

April 4, 2016 - B Division Schedule Change

SCHEDULE CHANGE!!! Due to the extensive time needed to grade Experimental Design and the desire to stay on schedule for the awards ceremony, we have moved the Div. B event to the morning. BOTH Div. C and B will be in the morning, but in different rooms. The Division B schedule with all applicable corrections is now posted. Please disregard previous schedule placement of Div. B Experimental Design in the afternoon sessions.

April 1, 2016 - From Juniata College Public Safety

If at all possible, please do NOT arrive on JC campus prior to 1:30PM on Friday, April 22. There are several events going on that day at Juniata and traffic snarls prior to 1:30 will be probable. The public safety staff is positioned to assist with unloading and parking beginning at 1:30PM.

March 23, 2016 - Friday Night Seder for Science Olympiad

Our Hillel members are very much looking forward to having your students join us for our Seder this year! Please visit our Google Form for registration purposes. The form also contains where we will be having the Seder along with start time. We will send final details to each contact person closer to the time of the event.

March 23, 2016 - Rule clarification for the Pennsylvania State Tournament:

Mission Possible
3d. The device must be designed and constructed to consecutively execute a sequence of transfers from one simple machine to another simple machine. Pennsylvania will further stipulate that there must be a minimum of 3 score-able transfers not including the start and end task. Failure will result in the team being placed on the second tier.

March 22, 2016

Synagogues in Altoona and State College: contact information


Penn State

March 21, 2016

Schedules have been posted:

March 15, 2016

Pre-sale of SciOly merchandise is available through the supplier’s webstore. (Click here to view.) Pre-sold items will be brought to the tournament. Ordering ahead is NOT necessary as the company will be available all day Saturday to create merchandise on-site.

March 2, 2016

Juniata College will be putting the state tournament schedule online (on the website) as of Monday, March 21. This is the first work week day after the last tournament.

February 29, 2016

Juniata College will once again provide shuttle service from the nearby Huntingdon Area High School parking lot to campus for bus parking on Saturday, April 23.

January 21, 2016 - To ALL Attendees

This year, the T-shirts for the state tournament will be handled a bit differently than in the past. This year, ALL shirts will be made onsite! There will also be a variety of clothing options available (hoodies, long sleeved shirts, sweat pants, etc.). Please see the advertisement attached to this announcement for pricing and the new design. Additional images (for example, a listing of all participating teams) will also be available. Please note that a portion of all proceeds goes to help fund the PA Science Olympiad Tournament. We hope that you will enjoy these new options!

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