Student Activities  

Regional Science Olympiad

The ESU 10 Regional Science Olympiad is for students in 6th-12th grade. Science Olympiad competitions are like academic track meets, consisting of a series of 12 team events in each division (Division B is middle school; Division C is high school). Each year, a portion of the events are rotated to reflect the ever-changing nature of genetics, earth science, chemistry, anatomy, physics, geology, mechanical engineering, and technology. By combining events from all disciplines, Science Olympiad encourages a wide cross-section of students to get involved. Emphasis is placed on active, hands-on group participation.

For more information contact Dianah Steinbrink.

Elementary Science Olympiad

The Elementary Science Olympiad (ESO) is the perfect complement to any 4th-6th grade science program. ESO events take advantage of the natural curiosity of each child and allow for in-depth hands-on experiences. No prep for the events is necessary. Due to limited space, each school building can only bring 6 students.

For more information contact Dianah Steinbrink.


STEMfest is kicked off with a "Be the Light" Stem Launch during the 1st semester! Teachers are introduced to the design thinking process, how to integrate into their classroom, and how to engage students in designing a solution to an authentic problem in the school or community. Students learn about the design process that results in a product or prototype for April STEMfest!

STEMfest is a culminating event for K-12 students in April. This is the students opportunity to present the process and products/prototype they created to design a solution to an authentic problem.

For more information contact Dianah Steinbrink.

Academic Quiz Bowl

Academic Quiz Bowl The Academic Quiz Bowl is a double elimination tournament between teams of 6 members and as many alternates as the school wishes. Each round consists of 12 questions. Each district in the ESU 10, eleven county area is invited to participate in the event. ESU10 hosts two separate events which include grades 6-8 and grades 9-12.

For more information contact Kelly Clapp.

Digital Citizenship Symposium

The Digital Citizenship Symposium is a statewide student event hosted online by Educational Service Units throughout Nebraska. Students and teachers have access to digital citizenship content and can earn a certificate of completion.

There is also a contest available each year for students in all grade levels. Participants can create either a poster or public service announcement video to submit to the contest judges. Prizes are awarded for each category and grade levels

For more information contact Peg Coover.