NC Science Olympiad
Wilmington - UNC - Wilmington
Tournament Date March 07, 2015
Regional Director(s)
Location UNC - Wilmington
Division B
Bladen, Brunswick, Columbus, New Hanover, Pender
Division C
Bladen, Brunswick, Columbus, New Hanover, Pender
School Registered
Division B Teams:
Division C Teams:
Important Links Regional Tournament Policies
February 26, 2015
Events with Room Schedules


I'm always a bit hesitant to post Olympiad schedules with assigned rooms because (believe it or not) things can change between now and Saturday, March 7th. But, here ya go!

There are some changes from years prior. For instance, all engineering events will be in Trask Coliseum this year. There will be NO events in Hanover Gym. We will host events in Bear, DeLoach, Dobo Halls and the Teaching Laboratory. Anatomy events will be hosted by the Exercise and Science Student Organization in Trask Coliseum. The Duct Tape Challenge events will be hosted in Trask Coliseum on the second floor concourse. We will have signs ready to direct them.

University Map here:

If there are any future room changes, I will update the information. 


February 24, 2015
Coaches Meeting - Rescheduled!


I hope everyone is enjoying their day off today! The Science Olympiad coaches meeting has been rescheduled for next Tuesday afternoon, March 3rd at 4:45 - 5:45. Let's assume that we will again meet at The Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship Building on 803 South College Road directly south of UNCW’s campus. I'll wait for confirmation from our reservations folks to be sure we have the large room, and I will post any updates here. 

Stay warm!


February 23, 2015
Coaches Meeting - Update

Hey all,

Reminder: Science Olympiad Coaches Meeting is tomorrow (Tuesday afternoon, February 24th) at 4:45 PM – 5:45.

Weather Statement: The weather service is calling for freezing rain, sleet and some snow for tomorrow. If that proves to be true, we will obviously reschedule our meeting to next week. I will post information late tonight or early tomorrow morning as the weather progresses.




February 18, 2015
Coaches Meeting

Hello Science Olympiad Coaches,

Katie Martin and I are looking forward to hosting the 2015 Wilmington Regional Science Olympiad at UNCW on Saturday, March 7th. While there are always obstacles preparing for a successful Olympiad, we can't convey enough our appreciation for our coaches' efforts every year.  We know your students are working very hard to get ready for this special academic competition.

I am proposing to hold the coaches meeting next Tuesday afternoon, February 24th at 4:45 PM – 5:45. I understand that this day and time will not work for everyone. I’m willing to plan and hold a second meeting as necessary. The meeting will be held at UNCW’s Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. All competing schools are asked to have a representative. The Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship building is on 803 South College Road directly south of UNCW’s campus. It is past the fast food chain, Cook Out, but before K-Mart. Parking will be a lot easier at the center than on campus. Look for their sign on College Road.

  • UNCW Maps and Directions can be found here:
  • Google Maps: 803 South College Road, Wilmington, NC

Katie and I are working to get event leaders and helpers lined up for all events at the regional Olympiad. There are 46 total (B and C) events! Do you know someone who has a career in science? Ask them to participate! We have found that coaches’ family and friends, some parents, and school teachers (who have always been at these competitions anyway) enjoy the chance to see the events "in action." 

If you have people interested in supporting the running of an event, please send them to the web site: ( and have each complete the simple volunteer process.  We could always use the help!

Please remember: you can contact me with any questions/concerns about events, logistics, etc at  I would prefer a text or an email, but if there is something that requires a conversation, don’t hesitate to call/text me on my cell: (910) 409-7436.

Again, we appreciate all your hard work as we prepare for another season, and we look forward to seeing as many people as possible at 4:45 PM this coming Tuesday, February 24th.



February 03, 2015
Hanover Gym to Trask Coliseum!

Divisions B and C Coaches,

I have some exciting news. As many of you are already aware, the Wilmington Regional Science Olympiad has outgrown UNCW’s Hanover Gymnasium on campus. We have become a ‘large regional tournament’ by state Olympiad standards. While being a large tournament is a good thing, it does present some manageability issues for us. So…after some contemplation and university wide meetings and a lengthy approval process, CESTEM have been granted use of UNCW’s Trask Coliseum! WooHoo!

We are officially moving all of our ‘engineering events’ and the ‘awards ceremony’ to that building. For those that are not aware of its appearance and location, feel free to see this link:

Thanks for your patience with the schedule. Our building (room) reservations were dependent on the gymnasium. So having Trask Coliseum now reserved, I am re-slotting academic buildings with rooms. I hope to have all university rooms posted to this site in less than two weeks.

The order of events will NOT change from the state recommendations. 



January 20, 2015
Message updated on January 27, 2015
Regional Tournament Forms

Hi Wilmington Regional Olympiad Coaches,

I am attaching the 3 forms you will need to fill out and bring with you to registration on tournament day.

  • 1. Roster: This form must be signed by the coach and a principal or administrator at the school. Please be sure to fill in grade levels.
  • 2. Behavior and Vandalism Form: This form must be read and signed by the coach, a principal or administrator, and every participating student.
  • 3. Photo Consent: This form must be signed by a parent/guardian for each student.


Dennis Kubasko and Katie Martin

Regional Co-Directors

November 04, 2014
Free Opportunity for B/C Students: UNCW GIS Day November 20th

Division B and C Coaches,

The UNCW Department of Geography and Geology is partnering with CESTEM and Science Olympiad to celebrate International Geographic Information Sciences (GIS) Day on Thursday, Nov. 20 with several activities to promote geospatial research, including: programs for grade-school students, a career panel for UNCW students, and a research symposium. The Education GIS (Middle and High School events) activity of this great day will be from 3-5 pm.

Science Olympiad coaches are strongly encouraged to register your competing students in this event, or even register your team. The events are free and open to the campus and community, but registration (PDF) is required. There are only 20 spots available!

Register here:

Middle School students will use GIS to prepare for the Road Scholar Science Olympiad event and High School students will get outside to collect field data and then use GIS to make maps of the UNCW campus.

 “We will be hosting a full day of activities dedicated to geospatial technologies for community members, middle school and high school students and alumni, as well as faculty and students from a multitude of departments on campus who conduct geospatial research," said assistant professor Eman Ghoneim, director of the Remote Sensing Research Laboratory. “This event fits into UNCW’s commitment to teaching, research and service.”

Coaches, register your kids today! This is a great (and free) opportunity!


October 27, 2014
Science Olympiad Fall Regional Coaches Workshop

Reminder – The 2nd Annual Wilmington Regional Coaches clinic for middle and high school events will be Saturday, November 15th from 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM in the Watson College of Education (Room 223) on UNC Wilmington’s Campus. We invite all Divisions B/C coaches, parents, and high school support folks from Southeastern North Carolina to attend this clinic. Spaces are limited and filling fast!  Participants will engage in a variety of different Olympiad events as well as have an opportunity to discuss regional event particulars with state and regional directors. Participants will leave with materials to support their local Olympiad teams.

Thanks to some amazing coordination efforts on CESTEM’s part, we are so very lucky to have reserved Ms. Kelly Fair, our Middle & High School State Science Olympiad Director!  Kelly is traveling from Raleigh to Wilmington and going to lead many of the events with support from event writers. See the attached flyer for details.

We need any interested coaches to RSVP online ( or call 962-3168 as soon as you are able to confirm that you can attend! This is not a mandatory attendance event. It is an opportunity to get further event information and resources about specific Olympiad. The fees for the workshop are $75 per person. The workshop is open to coaches, teachers, parents and administrators.


Saturday, November 15, 2014 

Room 223, UNCW Watson College of Education

8:00 -8:30           Registration and Coffee

8:30 –9:00          Olympiad Overview, Intro & Welcome

9:00 –10:30        Air Trajectory

10:30 –12:00      Bridges

12:00 –1:00        Lunch

1:00 –2:30          Science Crime Busters/Forensics; Anatomy/Physiology; Duct Tape Challenge; Entomology; Fossils

2:30 –3:50          Wright Stuff/Gliders

3:50 –4:00          Summary                 

October 24, 2014
Wilmington Regional Science Olympiad Tournament Date

Dear Wilmington Regional B/C Olympiad Coaches,

I hope everyone is having a great Fall Semester! I know the state Science Olympiad office is earnestly preparing for the each 2015 Regional Science Olympiad, and we are looking ahead to our Wilmington regional tournament.

The Wilmington Regional tournament date is tentatively planned for Saturday, March 7th, 2015 (the first Saturday in March).  Please understand that our region’s schedule is predicated on UNCW’s academic and athletic schedules as well as Hanover Gym’s availability.  If there are any changes to the day (there shouldn’t be), you all will be the first to know!

I attended the Regional Directors Meeting over the summer (Tuesday, July 29th) at NC State’s Science House.  We had many discussions about events, schedules, funding and participation. I can share more information as needed. The North Carolina B/C (middle, high school) events have been posted, so it's not too early to start preparing! The Wilmington Region will make every possible effort to exactly mimic the state schedule, and I don’t see any reason why this year would be any different. The B/C event list for 2015 is posted here:

Looking forward to working with everyone this year!


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