SkyCiv Announces Science Olympiad Sponsorship

Cloud based structural engineering software provider SkyCiv is sponsoring the 2018 Science Olympiad tournament. The tournament allows teams of elementary, middle and high school students across the USA to take part in various science and engineering competitions to give them further experience of STEM disciplines and further their passion for the subjects. SkyCiv, as a 2018 bronze sponsor, is also providing the software for the students to use in structural engineering competitions.

The tournament has run for over 33 years and last year saw a total of 7800 teams from 50 states take part in the regional, state and national tournaments. This year, the regional tournaments will take place in November, culminating in April 2018 with the national final.

“We got involved with the Science Olympiad after many of the past participants approached us for assistance with modelling software,” explained Abigail Goss, Education Coordinator at SkyCiv. “One of the competitions in the tournament is for students to build a model bridge out of sticks, which is tested by varying loads. We offer discounted access to the software to participants, giving the students the opportunity to model their designs accurately, better reflecting a structural engineering project in the workplace.”

SkyCiv’s representatives will also have a booth at the national finals, where students can go to for guidance and support on entering the structural engineering profession. The company will also hold webinars, educational programs and tutorials to further the passion of the students and extend their skills.

“At SkyCiv, our intuitive, cloud based software is often used by students, as well as larger companies,” continued Goss. “It will also help the younger students to collaborate and work remotely on their project, as they do not need the school computers to use the software and can instead use any device with an internet browser.

“SkyCiv is passionate about helping the next generation of engineering students. An opportunity such as the Science Olympiad allows talented students to gain additional experiences, such as using the same software used by professional structural engineers. By supporting this event, we aim to inspire the students to look into careers in the profession.”

To find out more about SkyCiv’s sponsorship of the tournament, or to learn more about the cloud based software, visit www.skyciv.com or email education@skyciv.com.