Stillwater Science Challenge

The Stillwater Science Challenge is an on-the-spot science competition in the style of the Science Olympiad. Students form teams of no more than three students and compete against other teams in two divisions: Middle School and Senior High divisions. It is open to students in grades 6 through 12 who live within the boundaries of Stillwater Area Public Schools, no matter where they go to school.

The winning teams receive traveling trophies depicting a bust of Albert Einstein. The trophies reside in the school of the winning team in each division. Individual students also win cash prizes. First place for each division will be awarded $50/team member and the team name will be added to Science Challenge trophy. Second place will be awarded $25/team member.

The challenge has not yet been determined for the Science Challenge 2019.


The 2018 Science Challenge asked students to build a boomilever, a specific type of device to hold weight. The team that built the built the device that held the most weight was the winner. 

Here are the results:

Middle School Division
1st place: “Daumination”: James Daum, 6th grade, Oak-Land Middle School

2nd place: “Fuzzy Hats.”: Vincent Ramirez, 8th grade, Oak-Land Middle School

3rd place: “Boom-Chicka-Boom” Marissa Senn, Meredith Christensen, Ava Bierderman, 6th grade, Stillwater Middle School

Senior High Division: all teams from Stillwater Area High School
1st Place: “Painted Turtle”: Eleanor Sand, 10th, Julia Line, 11th, Josephine Ramirez, 10th

2nd Place: “Boomilosers”: Adam Humpel, Nate Jacobs, Hayden Funk, 12th grade

3rd Place: “Bob the Builders”: Britta Borrman, Torianna Eckles, Kacey Kroek, 11th grade

Science Challenge Winners