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Akron Regional Science Olympiad

March 9, 2024

Akron Regional Science Olympiad

Page Last Updated 12/05/23

Rules Clarifications and Announcements

Please Frequently Check the Akron, State and National Rules Clarifications and FAQ's:

National Clarifications:

State Clarifications:

Akron Regional Event Clarifications:

Please see very important notes below Clarifications.


  • Currently scheduled for Saturday March 9th, 2024. Planned to run "In-Person"

Tournament Schedule:

The Akron Regional Tournament planners intend to emulate the National Schedules' event groupings*, as printed in the current year rule books. (pretend you are team 1 - events that team 1 has simultaneously in the schedule will also likely run together at Akron Regional).

The groupings may change: Please understand that at a busy university, and when working with scores of enthusiastic but equally busy volunteer event supervisors, some room and schedule conflicts might arise that will result in schedule changes. We will try our best to stick to these groupings. Please plan your team assignments with the above, somewhat modified National Schedules' event groupings in mind, but please continue to build in extra coverage. Best intentions are plans, and sometimes plans must change.


We will freeze Clarifications and FAQ’s on February 26, 2024, meaning all adjustments posted at the state or national level, after that date, will not be applicable to Akron Regional.

[update 02-01-23]

Downloadable video files that provide a view of the gym:


Dimensions for Courts 1-3 at SRWC are as follows:
L: 188'
W: 100'
H: under track - 24' & 43' full height

The space will be divided into three equal segments as we will be running other events in the space.

See below for dimensions of Court 3, other courts will be roughly equal in size.

Racquetball Court at Ocasek Natatorium - Information regarding the space (Trajectory and Storm the Castle)

  • The dimensions of the court are: 20' wide x 20' high x 40' deep.
  • There are 2 window ledges in each court for viewing from the 2nd floor, so the possibility does exist that a device could land/get stuck on a ledge.

College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) Atrium Building - Information regarding the space (Projectile events, possibly)

  • The space is approximately: 20 meters long, 6 meters wide and 15 meters high.

Flight Event (B & C) Blue Gym Dimensions - Information regarding the space (blue gym) for Wright Stuff:

  • Dimensions are approximately 75 x 120 feet, with a 34 foot ceiling.
  • Wright will be sharing the gym with an activity center in one corner.

[update 10-25-21]

Drop-in Event ON-LINE REGISTRATION: (For build events, etc that run all day long.)

We plan to use the Scilympiad software
  • *Headcoaches should use the same login and password they used to register with the Ohio State Science Olympiad.
  • Coaches should log in to: and explore before 1/15/2020.
  • Email: if you have problems, so we can resolve them well before drop-in event signups.

Sounds of Music

IF HELD ON CAMPUS: Sounds of Music will be held in Guzzetta Hall (GH) - the University's dance, music, and theater building.

Please read the important notes below regarding this event:

  • We could not find a quiet place on campus, other than the instrument practice cubicles located in Guzzetta Hall. Science Olympiad is in every building on campus at this point, because homerooms are spread out all across campus this year. Homerooms are exciting and energetic spaces, which they should be. That limits the choices for buildings appropriate for Sounds of Music.
  • We've been told HVAC noise can make it hard to accurately measure pitch. NOTE that the practice rooms in Guzzetta are sealed, insulated and damped appropriately for music.
  • You can unload at the Goodyear Polymer Center cul de sac, near the big "rock candy" sculpture.
  • Practice rooms are 5 foot x 6 foot. The doorway is 36 inches wide, but the panic bar on the door limits the effective opening to approx. 34 inches.
  • We will try to use the largest rooms not containing a piano. The event supervisor will determine which practice rooms will be used.
  • To test in a practice room, your instrument, you and the evaluator must all be able to fit into the practice room.
  • There are also assorted classrooms and the hallway, which can be used for testing if the practice rooms are too small.
  • The supervisor is an experienced Science Olympian (former) competitor. He understands Science Olympiad. He will determine the best location/distance for measuring your pitch and your in-pitch-loudness within the practice rooms, and attempt to make it as consistent as possible for everyone.


  • The University of Akron will not take custodial responsibility for minors while participating in at Akron Regional Science Olympiad. Custodial responsibility will remain with teachers, parents, legal guardians and chaperones. Minors must be properly supervised at all times.


  • Impound will be 8:00am - 8:50am. Any teammember may drop off devices to impound.


All, please review the Science Olympiad Policies on Safety Goggles and Lasers (used for alignment in build events, like the car events…) (class 2 and class 1 only – Must be clearly labeled),
Let’s keep the students, supervisors and helpers safe. Supervisors, please enforce the rules for goggle type and laser type. Students without the required goggles should be given an opportunity, within their event’s scheduled hour, to go and get goggles.

Supervisors – please – you should wear goggles as appropriate. If you don’t own a pair, please ask us to pack goggles for you. (soon please.)

Supervisors – please bring your own grading pens/pencils. Since students typically unstaple their test papers, please bring a stapler, or ask students to write team numbers on every page.

Coaches – please ask your students to write their team number on each page if they separate their papers.

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