2020 Harvard Science Olympiad
Twenty-eight BSS Senior School students travelled to Boston to compete in the 2020 Harvard Science Olympiad on February 2 and 3, 2020, where they competed as two separate teams in almost two dozen STEM-based events, including building their own musical instrument, cracking codes, modelling proteins, doing astronomy, and much more.
Our students relished the challenges and put much effort into their preparations. Both teams performed very well, with many individual standouts and several students in the top ten for their event out of a field of nearly sixty teams. Students then gathered at the closing ceremony to hear Dr. William Kaeling, co-winner of the 2019 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine, discuss his experiences and his advice for current students.
On Sunday, February 3, students spoke with BSS alumna Dr. Kelly MILLER ’92 about her own career path and experiences, her advice for young women entering STEM fields today, and her research in both education and applied physics.