SO-ED Fall 2018 Announced!

We are excited to announce our upcoming FREE workshop event, the 2018 Fall Science Olympiad Enrichment Day (SO-ED) at the Gordon Center for Integrative Sciences at the University of Chicago on Saturday, October 13th. This workshop will mostly focus on NEW EVENTS for the 2018-2019 season! The purpose of this event is to provide resources for Science Olympiad teams in the Chicago area to succeed and host enrichment activities in a low-stress, non-competitive setting.

We are inviting your school to register students for spots in workshops on the following events and activities: (subject to change until registration opens)

  • Astronomy (Galaxies)
  • Anatomy (Excretory System)
  • Codebusters
  • Designer Genes
  • Fossils
  • Protein Modeling
  • Boomilever

This workshop will run from 9 am to 3 pm on October 13th with an hour-long break for lunch, which will be provided.

More information about registration and logistics to follow. 

2018 Update!

Oops, we noticed we haven’t put up a blog post in a while! What has happened since October 2017?

January 20, 2018: We held our very first invitational! It was a pleasure to meet all of the students and coaches, and we hope that everyone had a good time. Overall, we had 39 teams attend!


March 10, 2018: We volunteered at the CPS Regionals! We ran Astronomy (C), Disease (B&C), Ecology (B), and Remote Sensing (B).

April 7, 2018: We hosted the Spring SO-ED Workshop! This free workshop day consisted of a series of mini-workshops for Building Skills, Astronomy, Disease Detectives, XPD, Write It Do It, Anatomy, and Remote Sensing/Meteorology.


April 28, 2018: We volunteered at States! We ran Density, Rotor Egg Drop, Experimental Design, and Ecology.

We are looking forward to meeting more of you at our Fall SO-ED 2018 workshop, and we encourage any incoming UChicago first years to join our student organization!

Executive Board 2017-2018 elected!

Congratulations to:

Co-Presidents: Logan Leak & Oliver Tsang

Graduate Student Advisor: Stephanie Sang

Testing Events Directors: Seoho Lee & Will A Ramos

Building Events Directors: Dennis Lin & Tiffany Suwatthee

Logistics Coordinators: Katya Gozman & Rolanda Fu

Volunteer Coordinators: Lisa Lin & Justine Shih

Treasurer: Daniel Yong

Fundraising Chair: Rachel Brown

University Liaison: Matt Correia

Secretary: Matt Petrak

Public Relations: Cleo Schoeplein & Melis Ozkan

Webmaster: Renyi Tang

Community Outreach: Rachel Gleyzer

Social Chairs: Emily Chen & Melis Ozkan

Freshman Representative: Chidera Ndife

We look forward to working with you in the near future!

Hungry for donuts?

Our members worked long and hard this morning selling fresh KRISPY KREME donuts for a fundraiser! (Take that, other student organization selling Dunkin’ across from us.) We hope to hold more fundraisers in the upcoming year to help us hold workshops and outreach events.