Manual Science Olympiad wins state, moves onto nationals

Manual Science Olympiad competed against 43 other KY High schools in the annual Science Olympiad Tournament.  Manual won first place in the state competition at the University of Kentucky this past weekend with significant contributions from many students.  They are now making plans to join the top 120 teams in the United States to compete … Read moreManual Science Olympiad wins state, moves onto nationals

2018 Science Olympiad and MST Camps

Our award winning duPont Manual Science Olympiad team are currently hosting Camp Science Olympiad, a week-long immersion for students into MST and the world of Science Olympiad (SciOly or SO) competition. So far, students have made homemade slime and other concoctions. Next week, MST camp will give incoming MST freshman students a good understanding of what a school day … Read more2018 Science Olympiad and MST Camps

Camp Science Olympiad – Spread the Word

Science Camp

  Camp Science Olympiad coming in July Know students who will be in middle school next school year? They can get a taste of MST through Science Olympiad Camp. The camp will focus on different engineering events and campers have the opportunity to attend either of two clinics held each day. Camp SO will be … Read moreCamp Science Olympiad – Spread the Word

Catalyst Update for May 2016

SCIENCE OLYMPIAD CAMP: The Manual Science Olympiad Team is running their annual SciOly camp June 6-June 10. Please spread the word to middle schoolers and rising 9th graders who may be interested in learning more about Science Olympiad competition and improving their SciOly skills. Register here. For more information check out the camp flyer.

MST CAMP: This year’s MST camp for incoming 9th graders will take place July 25-29. Please contact Mr. Zwanzig if your incoming 9th grader would like to attend or if your current Manual student would like to volunteer.


President – Ann Schwartz
1st VP – Maureen Brekka
2nd VP – Keith Robbins
Parliamentarian – Vidya Ravichandran
Secretary – Barbara Coffield
Treasurer – Mike Morgan

Thank you to the parents that attended the last board meeting and unanimously voted in next year’s Catalysts Board. The slate for committee chairs is currently being filled. If you are interested in helping on a Catalysts Committee, please contact Vidya Ravichandran for more information.

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Prepare to be impressed by our science students!

KY-SEF 2016

The 14th Annual Kentucky Science and Engineering Fair (KY-SEF) was held in Richmond, Kentucky, on Saturday, March 26, 2016. Nearly 300 of the finest young scientists from grades 5-12 from across the state competed for awards and scholarships. The senior high school competition is affiliated with the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF) and the best senior high projects from the statewide KY-SEF will be entered in the Intel ISEF competition in Phoenix, AZ in May 2016.

Congrats to the ISEF Finalists from duPont Manual joining Team Kentucky!

Mukund Venkatakrishnan
Emily Liu
Harsha Paladugu
Manasa Sunkara and Danielle Graves (team)
Diya Mathur and Sophia Korner (team)
Lavanya Kanneganti
Conor Blackburn
Sanjana Rane
Roshan Duggineni

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