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State Tournament Information

2017 Tennessee Science Olympiad State Tournament, March 25, 2017

 Driving Directions & Maps

Construction on Campus

With significant construction taking place around campus our main location this year has moved to the Alumni Memorial Building located at 1408 Middle Drive, Knoxville, TN.  Please visit for more information about current construction on campus.

Parking Information

Parking for attendees will be available in Staff Lot 9.  This lot is directly across from Gate 21 of Neyland Stadium on Phillip Fulmer Way.  If Lot 9 is full overflow parking will be available in the 11th Street Garage.

Buses – Buses may temporarily stop to unload at the bus transfer point right outside Neyland Stadium’s Gate 21 on Phillip Fulmer Way.   A uniformed officer will be present to facilitate unloading in the morning and loading after the Awards Ceremony.  Please note that because of construction near the transfer point, there will be limited space for buses to stop at a time. Once buses are unloaded drivers will be directed further down Phillip Fulmer Way were parking will be marked for Science Olympiad buses only at the Thompson Boling Arena.

Bus passengers will load the buses after the awards ceremony at the bus parking area along along Phillip Fulmer Way beside Thompson Boling Arena.

A map to assist with finding locations listed above may be found at

Program 2017

  • 2017 Program Coming Soon

Information on Event Day

The information table will be located in Alumni Memorial Building at 1408 Middle Drive, Knoxville, TN..

Dining on Campus

  • Starbucks, Student Union, Third Floor (7:00 a.m.—1:00 p.m.)
  • Chick-fil-A, Student Union, Second Floor (10:30 a.m.—1:30 p.m.)
  • Subway, Student Union, Third Floor (10:30 a.m.—1:30 p.m.)
  • Qdoba, Student Union, Second Floor (10:30 a.m.—1:30 p.m.)
  • Raising Cane’s, 1659 Cumberland Avenue (11:30 a.m.—1 a.m.)
  • Panda Express, 1659 Cumberland Avenue (11:30 a.m.—1 a.m.)


One coach from each team should check in at the registration table to register their team, submit roster substitutions, learn of last minute announcements, and collect event day programs and wristbands.

We will have an early registration and check-in for coaches on Friday, March 24th  from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.  Location to be announced.  

Please be sure to bring all forms with you.  All forms must be complete and turned in at registration in order to participate in the 2016 TN Science Olympiad State Tournament.  Forms are located on the State Tournament Registration Page. 

Event day registration and check-in will be 6:00 a.m. – 7:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 25th  in Alumni Memorial Building, 1408 Middle Drive, Knoxville, TN.  There will be a Coaches Meeting at 7:15 a.m. in Cox Auditorium of the same building.

Events will start promptly at 8 a.m.  You must be registered and participants must have wristband on in order to compete.

Coach Hospitality Room – Alumni Memorial Building (Exact location TBA)
A hospitality room with coffee, juice and pastries will be available for team coaches on the morning of Tournament Day.

Reception – Ayres Hall Courtyard, 3:00 – 5:00 pm
Following the conclusion of events, a celebration reception will take place. Refreshments will be served. All participants, coaches and parents are invited to attend.

Division B Awards Ceremony – Alumni Memorial Building, Cox Auditorium, 5:30 pm

Division C Awards Ceremony – Alumni Memorial Building, Cox Auditorium, 6:30 pm

Cheer on your team and your competitors as individual event medals and team trophies are awarded.

Team Rooms

Each team will be assigned a team room.  Please respect the University and leave your room in the condition you find it upon arrival… discard all refuse, leave furniture in its original location, and leave white/blackboards clean. Please remember to collect all of your items at the end of the day. Items left behind may be discarded when the rooms are cleaned following the tournament.

  • Division B Team Rooms 2017 – TBA
  • Division C Team Rooms 2017 – TBA

Impound Events

Division B – Food Science, Hoovercraft, Mission Possible, Scrambler, Towers, Wind Power and Wright Stuff

Division C – Air Trajectory, Electric Vehicle, It’s About Time, Protein Modeling, and Wind Power

Devices are to be impounded between 6:30 and 7:45 am. Impound will be at the site of event.

All impounded devices should be retrieved after the completion of the event with the exception of Food Science.  Food Science impound folders will be available for pick-up in Alumni Memorial Building prior to Award Ceremony.  Please be prompt, event coordinators will close their event venues shortly after the completion of their event. Unclaimed devices will be discarded after tournament day.

Event Information

All events are open, unless otherwise specified.

Events are open, however observers must stay at a distance from students competing.

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