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Due to Covid19, GENIUS Olympiad 2020 is cancelled

GENIUS Olympiad is an international high school project competition about environmental issues. It is founded and organized by the Terra Science and Education and hosted by the State University of New York at Oswego. GENIUS Olympiad will host projects in the following general disciplines with an environmental focus:

  • GENIUS Science
  • GENIUS Visual and Performance Arts
  • GENIUS Business
  • GENIUS Creative Writing
  • GENIUS Robotics

GENIUS Science

Students are expected to present a solution using scientific methods for a problem which fits in one of the following categories :

  • SCIENCE | Environmental Quality
  • SCIENCE | Ecology and Biodiversity
  • SCIENCE | Resource and Energy
  • SCIENCE | Human Ecology

Each GENIUS Science project can be prepared and presented by up to two students. Presentation of the models is highly encouraged, but not required. However, a research description paper (with data, graphics, photos, and drawings of the design concept) is required as part of the application and presentation. For Judging criteria, application proceedure and rules visit :

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GENIUS Visual and Performance Arts (VPA)

GENIUS Visual and Performance Arts (VPA) heightens public concern for environmental problems and solutions. VPA has following two sub-categories:

  • GENIUS Art
  • GENIUS Music

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GENIUS Business

GENIUS Business raises awareness of environmental values in the business world, from bringing green products and services to market to developing a social responsibility plan for any business aiming to have a positive relationship to the society and the environment in which it operates. Each GENIUS Business project can be prepared and presented by up to two students.

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GENIUS Creative Writing

GENIUS Creative Writing uses writing to raise awareness about global environmental problems and calls the public to action on solutions. Each GENIUS Creative Writing project can be prepared under the following categories and presented by only one student. CREATIVE WRITING | Short StoryCREATIVE WRITING | EssayCREATIVE WRITING | PoetryCreative writing projects are presented by reading to a live audience for 5 minutes, followed by a feedback session from judges.

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GENIUS Robotics

GENIUS Robotics is a new category for 2017. It is a student centric competition which provides students understanding the role of engineering and research in environmental issues. Competition will be held in the following categories :

  • ROBOTICS | Master Game
  • ROBOTICS | Line Follower
  • ROBOTICS | Sumo

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