The Science Olympiad is like an academic track meet. Teams compete in 23 events for regional and state tournament medals. The events can range from taking a test in a science related field, to building events like towers or robots. Each year, a portion of the events are rotated to reflect the ever-changing nature of genetics, earth science, chemistry, anatomy, physics, geology, mechanical engineering and technology. By combining events from all disciplines, Science Olympiad encourages a wide cross-section of students to get involved. Emphasis is placed on active, hands-on group participation.