Feb 4, 2017 - The Mesa Verde Science Olympiad team came fourth at the Regional Science Olympiad competition held at Carlsbad High school on Saturday, February 4th. MVMS has qualified to go on to the State competition in April.
There were 117 teams from 35 middle schools competing for top spots. Of the 90 students on our competitive team, 51 placed in the top 20 and won an award, 13 made it to the top five, and two placed first. There were 24 students from 8th grade, 31 students from 7th grade, and 35 students from 6th grade on the team. This accomplishment represents hours of practice outside of school time, and the diligent support of the coaches and parents who have been helping the team prepare with weekly meetings, since September.
Congratulations to all the students for their hard work and excellent performance. We cannot express enough gratitude to the parents, coaches, volunteers, and sponsors who helped to make this happen.
The MVMS top finishers included:
Anatomy & Physiology:
8th - Skandhaa S. and Michael W.
20th - Ashley M. and Kyle N.
2nd - Saavan G. and Deepali Y.
3rd - Melody C. and Skandhaa S.
5th - Liliahana G. and Chhaya M.
7th - Catherine F. and Priyanshu V.
9th - Sarah S. and Daniel D.
4th - Tanisha P. and Charles Z.
15th - John H. and Ananya N.
5th - Sneha J. and Gary L.
5th - Ayush N. and Charles Z.
13th - Gary L. and Darren Z.
8th - Ethan L. and Jocelyn M.
7th- Sattwik C, Rishika G. and Caroline S.
20th - Ashley M, Ayush N. and Swasti S.
1st - Gary L. and Justin W.
5th - Olivia C. and Richard L.
9th - Kyle N. and Zoe X.
14th - Melody C. and Sneha J.
19th - Kyle W. and Tiffany W.
2nd - Lucas W. and Tiffany W.
4th - Sparsh M. and Ethan X.
6th - Niklaas E. and Skandhaa S.
19th - Alan B. and Priyanshu V.
18th - Morgan F. and Pooneh Z.
2nd - Sattwik C. and James N
15th - Sazen S. and Edmund S.
3rd - Allyson D. and Richard L.
9th - Ethan L. and Pooneh Z.
15th - Michael W. and Darren Z.
7th - Niklaas E. and Caroline S.
12th - Charles P. and Karen S.
20th - Bryson L. and Deepali Y.
15th - Vania M. and Charles Z.
Reach for the Stars:
9th - (tie) - Prashasth K. and Michael W.
9th - James F. and Ayush N.
9th - Allyson D. and Richard L.
16th - Tyler B. and Tiffany S.
1st - Gary L. and Aakarsh V.
Rocks and Minerals:
6th - Sneha J. and Aakarsh V.
10th - Sparsh M. and Miranda W.
16th - Catherine F. and Vishnu S.
12th - Angeline A. and James F.
19th - Daniel D. and Charles P.
3rd - John H. and Dave M.
5th - Suvali S. and Yuanping W.
7th - James N. and Aakarsh V.
11th - Saavan G. and Bennett W.
Write it, Do it:
16th - Morgan F. and Divya J.
You can request for a rules clarification and see the current rules clarifications from the links below. Please check back frequently for updates. Note: We are in Division B (Middle School).
Anatomy (Nervous System, Sense Organs, Endocrine System)
Disease Detectives (Food Borne Illness)
Dynamic Planet (Plate Tectonics)
Ecology (North American Biomes)
Food Science (Food Grains)
Meteorology (Severe Storms)
Reach for the Stars
Rocks and Minerals
Write it/Do it
Apr 2, 2016 - The Science Olympiad team from Mesa Verde Middle School finished third at the Southern California State Competition held at the California Institute of Technology (“Cal Tech”) on April 2, 2016. Mesa Verde had the highest finish of any team from San Diego and trailed only perennial state champion Muscatel from Los Angeles and Orange County winner Kraemer. The field consisted of 30 middle school science teams from the Southern California region, which encompasses Los Angeles, Orange County, the Inland Empire, and San Diego. Mesa Verde earned the trip to the state competition by finishing third at the San Diego regional competition on February 6. The top eight teams at the San Diego region qualified for the state competition. Now in its 32 nd year, Science Olympiad is one of the premier science competitions in the United States. Over 7,000 teams from all 50 states compete each year at the middle school (Division B) and high school (Division C) levels. Students compete in 23 different events covering the three broad areas of Science Concepts and Knowledge, Science Processes and Inquiry Skills, and Science Application and Technology. Some events are knowledge-based and involve studying and testing, others are hands-on events usually involving laboratory-type skills, and still others are engineering-based and involve creating devices to accomplish specific tasks.
Members of the Mesa Verde team were Anushree Chaudhuri, Sauhaarda Chowdhuri, Rishika Garg, Mark Gin, Anushka Gupta, Katherine Han, Brandon Ho, Robert Lee, Yash Melkani, James Ni, Noah Shaw, Andrea Wang, Michael Wu, Annie Zheng, and Helen Zhu. The team earned 14 medals (which go to the top six teams in each event) in the 23 events contested:
Air Trajectory (1 st Place) – Noah Shaw, Michael Wu
Crave the Wave (1 st Place) - Sauhaarda Chowdhuri, Anushka Gupta
Road Scholars (1 st Place) – Mark Gin, Noah Shaw
Scrambler (2 nd Place) - Sauhaarda Chowdhuri, Yash Melkani
Bottle Rocket (4 th Place) – Brandon Ho, Noah Shaw
Picture This (4 th Place) – Katherine Han, Helen Zhu
Wind Power (4 th Place) – Anushka Gupta, Yash Melkani
Bio-Process Lab (5 th Place) – Anushree Chaudhuri, James Ni
Bridge Building (5 th Place) – Yash Melkani, Noah Shaw
Crime Busters (5 th Place) – Rishika Garg, Helen Zhu
Elastic Launched Gliders (5 th Place) – Mark Gin, Robert Lee
Experimental Design (5 th Place) – Katherine Han, Brandon Ho, Andrea Wang
Reach for the Stars (5 th Place) - Sauhaarda Chowdhuri, Robert Lee
Anatomy and Physiology (6 th Place) – James Ni, Michael Wu
Feb 6, 2016 - The MVMS Science Olympiad team took Third Place at the regional Science Olympiad competition held at Carlsbad High school on Saturday, February 6th. There were 113 teams from 34 middle schools competing for top spots. Of the 90 students on our competitive team, 67 (74%) had at least one finish in the top 20 and won an award. Thirty-three students placed in the top ten and 15 placed in the top five out of the 113 teams. There were 35 8th graders, 23 7th graders, and 32 6th graders on the team. This accomplishment represents hours of practice, outside of school time, and the diligent support of the coaches and parents who have been helping the team prepare, with weekly meetings, since September. Congratulations to all the students for their hard work and excellent performance and and a big thank you to Michelle Q, Alex Y and Aryan D who attended the entire day to support the team and be on standby for backup. We cannot express enough gratitude to the parents, coaches, volunteers, and sponsors who helped to make this happen. MVMS will go on to the State competition in April.
The MVMS top finishers included:
1st Noah S and Jeffrey L
6th Tanisha P and Kyle W
18th David H and Rohin Ai
Anatomy & physiology
10th Michael W and James N
Bio process Lab
1st place James N and John H
8th place Anushree C and Annie Z
20th Ananya N and Allyson D
2nd Ethan O and Navid G
6th Lili G and Ananya N
7th Tiffany S and Angela M
14th Niklas E and Dave M
2nd Noah S and Yash M
10th Francis F and Maurya C
12th Danqi Z and Michael W
Crave the wave
4th Sauhaarda C and Anushka G
7th David H and George W
11th Derrick S and Aakarsh V
9th Helen Z and Rishika G
12th Anusha G and Caroline S
15th Sattwik C and Ermina A
3rd Anushree C and Yash M
11th Mari Lú C and Gary L
13th Annie Z and Mark G
18th Sauhaarda C, Brandon H, Steven Z
7th Katherine H and Rishika G
8th Brandon H and Andrea W
18th Tiffany W and Sneha J
9th Rishika G and John H
16th Amin S and Karen T
4th Tyler B and Skandhaa S
7th Eshika M and Philip C
14th Steven Z and Andrea W
16th Steven Z and Anushree C
20th Pooneh Z and Zainab S
17th Robert L and John H
20th Eshika M and Philip C
3rd James N and Danqi Z
4th Annie Z and Ethan O
7th Prashasth K and William Z
8th Niklas E and Karen T
9th Robert L and Rishika G
11th Ethan Z and Lucas W
17th Brandon H and Caroline S
3rd Helen Z and Katherine H
6th Brandon H and Caroline S
13th Morgan F and Alex H
18th Andrew Z and Angela M
Reach for the stars
14th Sauhaarda C and Ethan O
17th George W and Robert L
2nd Mark G and Noah S
4th Shatwick C and AAkarsh V
5th Gary L and Michael W
20th Alvin Y and Eric Y
5th George W and Melody C
6th James F and Ryan F
11th Sauhaarda Ci and Yash M
17th Tyler B and Justin W
20th Alvin Y and Victor K
8th William Z and Aakarsh V
11th Ethan Z and Alex H
17th David H and Divya J
Write It, Do It
5th (Tie) Helen Z and Katherine H