About Us

Welcome to Science Olympiad at Cornell’s website! We are an undergraduate organization at Cornell that is dedicated to improving and expanding the experience of high school students in Science Olympiad. Our activities include volunteering at local Science Olympiad competitions and organizing a high school invitational.The Cornell Science Olympiad Division C Invitational was held on Saturday, January 24, 2015, February 6th, 2016, and December 3rd 2016. The inaugural Division B Invitational will be held on February 4th, 2017.


PhotoNamePositionHigh SchoolFavorite EventsTriviaMajor
Alessandra TaboadaCo-President (2016-2017)

Ambassador (2015-2016)
Townsend Harris High SchoolAnatomy & Physiology, Disease Detective, Cell Biology, Designer GenesAmbassador for a virtual women's health clinic mobile app; swimmerBiological Sciences 2018
Savvas PapadopoulosCo-President (2016-2017)

Director of Building Events (2015-2016)
Division Avenue High SchoolGeoLogic Mapping, Compound Machines, Fermi Questions, Wright Stuff, Elastic Launched GliderKnows all the lines to My Big Fat Greek Wedding by heartCivil Engineering 2018
Jake GristAdvisor for Executive Board (2016-2017)

Co-President (2015-2016)
Merrimack High SchoolExperimental Design, Gravity Vehicle, Mouse Trap Vehicle, Lived in London for the summer of 2015, studying at the Imperial College of LondonChemical and Biomolecular Engineering 2017
Colin BarberAdvisor for Executive Board (2016-2017)

Co-President (2015-2016)
Fayetteville-Manlius High SchoolMicrobe Mission, Fermi Questions, ThermoSpeaks two languages other than English: German and Swahili; Nickname is SemicolonBiological Sciences 2017
Shawn ChenAdvisor for Volunteer Coordinator (2016-2017)

Volunteer Coordinator (2015-2016)

Outreach Director (2014-2015)
Stuyvesant High School 2013Helicopter, Elastic Launch Glider, Write It Do ItForever SciOly angelBiology and Society 2017
Annika GomezDirector of Testing Events (2015-2017)Illinois Math and Science AcademyForensics, Disease Detectives, Designer GenesFigure skates and is on the Cornell Synchronized Skating teamBiological Sciences 2018
Shea BelskyGeneral Board Member (2016-2017)

Webmaster/Secretary (2015-2016)
Mahopac High SchoolGame On, Technical Problem SolvingCPR and First Aid certifiedInformation Science 2018
Winnie HoVolunteer Coordinator (2016-2017)

General Board Member (2015-2016)
Syosset High SchoolAnatomy & Physiology, Cellular Biology, Designer Genes, Disease Detectives, & Protein ModelingHas more cats than friendsBiological Sciences 2019
Allison AlcottAmbassador (2016-2017)

Freshman Representative (2015-2016)
Fayetteville-Manlius High SchoolRocks and Minerals, Fossils, Bottle Rocketworked at a summer camp; thinks geology rocksEarth and Atmospheric Sciences 2018
June XiaLogistics Director (2016-2017)Strath Haven High SchoolOrnithologyPlays Candy Crush; loves Chobani flip yogurtsBiological Sciences 2018
Cindy ChenTreasurer (2016-2017)Temple City High SchoolBungee Drop, Technical Problem SolvingNickname is The Human CalculatorMaterials Science and Engineering 2019
Shahzaib SaleemSecretary/Webmaster (2016-2017)Sewanhaka High SchoolDynamic Planet, Materials Science, Geologic Mapping, Write It Do ItIs a cricket fanatic--the sport, not the insectBiological Sciences 2019 Near Eastern Studies 2019
Andrea RuggieroBuild Events Director (2016-2017)Syosset High SchoolEntomology, Dynamic PlanetBelieves pineapples belong on pizza; is web designer for Scientista; likes kayakingInformation Sciences 2020