2020 North Carolina and National Science Olympiads Canceled
The North Carolina Science Olympiad (NCSO) announced today that the North Carolina and national Science Olympiad tournaments scheduled to be held at NC State in spring 2020 have been canceled because of concerns surrounding the spread of COVID-19.
This decision to cancel the tournaments and the remainder of the state Science Olympiad season was made by the NCSO Board of Directors after guidance from the Science Olympiad National Office and NC State. The state tournament had been scheduled for April 24-25, and the national tournament had been scheduled for May 13-16.
“The safety and well-being of students, family members, supervisors, coaches and volunteers is our top priority,” Amy Baldwin, the NCSO board president, said in a statement. “We know how hard students have worked to prepare for competition season and we understand the disappointment participants will feel. We look forward to sharing more information soon on plans in development for new events to generate excitement and support for the 2020-21 season.”
North Carolina Science Olympiad is a nonprofit organization that operates out of The Science House, NC State’s K-12 science outreach program, on Centennial Campus. Its mission is to attract and retain the pool of K-12 students entering science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) degrees and careers in North Carolina.