Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics (ACT-SO)
Saturday, April 1, 2017 [estimated] (registration)
Saturday, April 15, 2017 [estimated] (poster session)
ACT-SO Competition Categories
|Biology & Microbiology
|Chemistry & Biochemistry
||Music, Instrumental, Classical
|Earth & Space Science
||Music, Instrumental, Contemporary
||Music, Vocal, Classical
||Music, Vocal, Contemporary
|Medicine & Health
- Seniors are expected to participate in this event in a science category and are encouraged to participate in another category. There are 27 total categories including 8 in the sciences. Students may compete in up to 3 categories. A few students should also serve as recruiters.
- The Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics (ACT-SO) is a non-profit program sponsored by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). This program has two major components — regularly scheduled enrichment workshops and the "Olympics of the Mind".
- The science competition consists of a research report and poster session (and paperwork of course). The research report must not exceed 5 pages and is expected to include all the parts of a typical scientific paper (introduction, materials & methods, results & analysis, conclusion & discussion, bibliography). Submit 6 copies at the registration meeting. At the poster session, participants are expected to describe their project in 5 minutes or less.
- Students competing in a science category are only required to attend 1 workshop before the competition. Those competing in other categories need to attend at least 3 workshops. Workshops are held on Saturday mornings in Januar, February, and March at PS 84, 32 W 92nd Street in Manhattan. (Click here for the workshop schedule.) Final project evaluation and registration will also be held at this location on
Saturday, April 1, 2017 [estimated].
- The Olympics of the Mind will be held on
Saturday, April 15, 2017 [estimated] at Midwood High School.
- The awards ceremony will be held on
Monday, May 1, 2017 [estimated] at St. Francis College, 180 Remsen St in Brooklyn.
- Gold medal winners move on to the National ACT-SO at the NAACP National Convention
July 22–25, 2017 [estimated]in
|Mr. Elert (Coordinator)
|Mr. McDonnell (Principal)
|Mr. Rosenfeld (Assistant Principal)