State Science Olympiad Results

Fifteen Tandem Upper Schoolers, led by teacher Alex Siragy, worked together and individually to compete in the State Science Olympiad Tournament held at UVA on March 25. They qualified for states with great regional results back in February that required both in-person lab and engineering events and a day of virtually administered tests. Overall state results at UVA put Tandem in 21st place. Seniors Jacob and Devin placed 5th in WiFi Lab, building an antenna for a WiFi router and answering questions about how antennas work. Their device beat four of the top five overall schools! Other students had strong results (placing 8th-15th out of 24) in Codebusters, Detector Building, Disease Detectives, Environmental Chemistry, Fermi Questions, Flight, Forensics, Forestry, Green Generation, and Trajectory events. Great job, Tandem scientists!