On March 2 the 25-member Science Olympiad team traveled to Case Western Reserve University to compete against 13 Greater Cleveland area teams. Each team is comprised of fourth through sixth grade students. The competition includes 25 events that test knowledge of various scientific topics and engineering skills. The Birchwood Team placed 2nd in Division A! Congratulations for this record winning performance!
1st Place Disease Detectives - Saumya Mahajan and Ayat Jaffar Don’t Bug Me - Benjamin Miyares and Jordan Gordon Experimental Design - Jennifer Song and Ted Alten Water Quality - Jordan Gordon and Michael Zhu
2nd Place Circuit Wizardry – Aanya Lakireddy and Angela D'Souza Egg Drop - Brooke Gemechu and Eashan Kosaraju Herpetoloty - Omar Elbadawy and Fayez Issa Mouse Trap Vehicle - Benjamin Miyares and Isabella Bixler Ready, Aim, Fire! - Michael Zhu and Omar Elbadawy Starry, Starry Night - Benjamin Miyares and Ishika Chand
3rd Place A is for Anatomy - Siya Lakireddy and Areesha Nouman Tree Identification - Sebastian Boyer and Areesha Nouman Write it, Do it - Sabrina Syed and Manya Raina
Mystery Design - Isabella Bixler and Ted Alten Potions and Poisons - Manya Raina and Manan Raina Simple Machines - Angela D'Souza and Brooke Gemechu
5th Place Meteorology - Ayat Jaffar and Ishika Chand
6th Place Bridge Building - Maya Katz and Tarunika Saravanan Metric Measurement – Jennifer Song and Omar Issa Rock Hound - Sebastian Boyer and Joshua Gordon Wright Stuff - Manan Raina and Omar Issa
7th Place Crime Busters - Aanya Lakireddy and Siya Lakireddy Road Scholar - Fayez Issa and Eashan Kosaraju
8th Place Optics - Saumya Mahajan and Joshua Gordon
9th Place What Went By - Isabella Bixler and Sabrina Syed
More than 4,500 of Ohio’s brightest middle and high school students attended the Ohio Science Olympiad regional tournament. Ohio Science Olympiad is the state’s premier competition that allows students in grades 5-12 to hone their skills in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Science Olympiad also emphasizes teamwork not only for the students but also teachers, parents, principals and business leaders as they bond together to work towards a shared goal.
“Ohio Science Olympiad is a unique opportunity for students statewide to utilize what they may be learning in the classroom through a fun, competitive experience,” said Angela Davis, Ohio Science Olympiad state director. “We hope this hands-on experience fosters the next generation of STEM leaders.”