Society for Analytical Chemists of Pittsburgh
& Spectroscopy Society of Pittsburgh

Elementary/Middle School Science Olympiad Program (EMSSOP).

What’s a Science Olympiad

A Science Olympiad consists of different hands-on events where students take an active role in exploring science topics related to the school’s science curriculum. The events can be scheduled to occur as half-day up to three-day competitions.

The program helps students of all abilities succeed in science by making science fun and exciting. It is designed for students in grades 4 through 7; however, it can be adapted to include lower grade levels.

Each event, either competitive or non-competitive in design, meets the current National Science Standards, as well as the Science Standards set by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

What is EMSSOP?
The purpose of the Elementary/Middle School Science Olympiad Program (EMSSOP) is to excite, inspire, challenge, and foster the fun side of science for all elementary students of all abilities.

The EMSSOP provides information, manuals, training, and grant money for teachers and administrators to promote Science Olympiad programs in their schools or districts.

Would You Like to Attend an EMSSOP?

Limited visitors are being permitted to attend EMSSOP programs in the following schools:

St. Monica Catholic Academy Olympiad
May 18 & 19 beginning at 8:30 am
Contact Janet McCann:
Central Elementary Olympiad
June 1-3
Contact David McCutcheon:
Franklin Regional Intermediate School Olympiad
May 19th
Contact Megan Melucci:

The Elementary/Middle School Science Olympiad Program grant is available to provide seed money to help elementary and middle schools develop and implement an inclusive science olympiad program within their school.

Grants up to $2,500 per school will be awarded for equipment and materials related to the Olympiad. Grants are issued on a first come, first served basis.

Need Help?

412-825-3220, x215

SSP – EMSSOP Grant Info
Presented by Karen Johnson and Don Antczak

Central Elementary; Hampton Township School District
Presented by David McCutcheon

Franklin Regional Intermediate School
Presented by Megan Melucci

Saint Monica Christian Academy
Presented by Janet McCann

ESO and Universal Design
Presented by Science Olympiad, Inc.
Workshop on integrating Universal Design into STEM teaching, as a strategy for ensuring that students with disabilities and learning differences have access to STEM learning.




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