Oakland County Science Olympiad(OCSO) is a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization, dedicated to expanding the science curriculum beyond the classroom, creating a technologically-literate workforce and providing recognition for outstanding achievement by students.

Science Olympiad is a team competition that requires knowledge of science topics and engineering skills. It captures the kind of interest, enthusiasm, and commitment for science that is typical of athletic programs. The program is designed to increase student interest and test scores in science, while strengthening problem solving and teamwork skills.

OCSO provides training and workshops for coaches and students—both directly and in partnership with other local organizations. Many parents and adult mentors are involved as event coaches; this provides a great opportunity for them to become directly involved in the child’s education. Students prepare and practice specific skills for months in advance to prepare for the annual tournament.

Approximately 1000 students, accompanied by family and school faculty, attend these tournaments; in total, nearly 3000 people. The students compete in 46 events at the middle and high school levels.

What are the sponsorship options?

  • Gold Sponsor: $5000
  • Silver Sponsor: $2500
  • Bronze Sponsor: $1000
  • Spectator Event Sponsor: $300
  • Competitive Event Sponsor: $100
  • Program Advertisement: $125 – $200 – $375 (varying size, see below)

What recognition do sponsors receive?

As a gold, silver or bronze sponsor, you will receive recognition in the tournament programs, a large banner at the event and your name or logo on our website. To some degree, the recognition is proportionate to the sponsorship level. To learn more, visit the sponsorship opportunities portion of our website.

Who participates in Oakland County Science Olympiad?

Over 1000 students, ages 11 – 18 from up to 50 schools in the county, plus their families. These are some of the very brightest and motivated students in Oakland County!

Who can provide more information?

Contact Mary Pardi, Regional Treasurer: marypardi@comcast.net