About Us

Welcome to Science Olympiad at Cornell’s website! We are an undergraduate organization at Cornell that is dedicated to improving and expanding the experience of high school students in Science Olympiad. Our activities include volunteering at local Science Olympiad competitions and organizing a high school invitational. The Cornell Science Olympiad Division C Invitationals were held on Saturday, January 24, 2015, February 6th, 2016, and December 3rd 2016. The inaugural Division B Invitational was held on February 4th, 2017.

Annika Gomez
Co-President | Biological Sciences 2018

Former Director of Test Events (2016-2017)

High School: Illinois Math and Science Academy, IL

Favorite Events: Forensics, Disease Detectives, Designer Genes

Fun Fact: Figure skates and is on the Cornell Synchronized Skating team.

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Shahzaib Saleem
Co-President | Biological Sciences and Near Eastern Studies 2019

Former Secretary/Webmaster (2016-2017)

High School: Sewanhaka High School, NY

Favorite Events: Dynamic Planet, Material Science, Geologic Mapping, Write It Do It

Fun Fact: Is a cricket fanatic — the sport, not the insect.

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Alessandra Taboada
Advisor for Executive Board | Biological Sciences 2018

Former Co-President (2016-2017) and Ambassador (2015-2016)

High School: Townsend Harris High School, NY

Favorite Events: Anatomy & Physiology, Disease Detectives, Cell Biology, Designer Genes

Fun Fact: Ambassador for a virtual women's health clinic mobile app; also a swimmer.

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Savvas Papadopoulos
Advisor for Executive Board | Civil Engineering 2018

Former Co-President (2016-2017) and Director and Builds Events (2015-2016)

High School: Division Avenue High School, NY

Favorite Events: Geologic Mapping, Compound Machines, Fermi Questions, Wright Stuff, Elastic Launched Glider

Fun Fact: Knows all the lines to My Big Fat Greek Wedding

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Shea Belsky
Advisor for Executive Board | Information Science 2018

Former General Board Member (2016-2017) and Secretary/Webmaster (2015-2016)

High School: Mahopac High School, NY

Favorite Events: Game On, Technical Problem Solving

Fun Fact: CPR and First Aid certified

Noel Picinich
Director of Builds Events | Computer Science 2020

High School: Boca Raton Community High School, FL

Favorite Events: Mission Possible

Fun Fact: Sour gummy worms are her weakness

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Winnie Ho
Director of Test Events | Biological Sciences 2019

Former Volunteer Coordinator (2016-2017) and General Board Member (2015-2016)

High School: Syosset High School, NY

Favorite Events: Anatomy & Physiology, Designer Genes, Cell Biology, Disease Detectives, Protein Modeling

Fun Fact: Has more cats than friends

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Christel-Remy Kuck
Volunteer Coordinator | Animal Science 2020

High School: Kellenberg Memorial High School, NY

Favorite Events: Entomology, Invasive Species, Cell Biology, Experimental Design, Optics

Fun Fact: Has Siri refer to her as Thor

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Rahul Rambhatla
Logistics Director | Chemical Engineering 2020

High School: Solon High School, OH

Favorite Events: Forestry

Fun Fact: When someone tells him to go to his happy place, he goes to Costco

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Allison Alcott
Ambassador | Earth and Atmospheric Science 2018

Former Freshman Representative (2015-2016)

High School: Fayetteville-Manlius High School, NY

Favorite Events: Rocks and Minerals, Fossils, Bottle Rockets

Fun Fact: Worked at a summer camp and thinks geology rocks

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Cindy Chen
Treasurer | Materials Science and Engineering 2019

High School: Temple City High School, CA

Favorite Events: Bungee Drop, Technical Problem Solving

Fun Fact: Nickname is the Human Calculator

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Megan She
Secretary/Webmaster | English 2020

High School: The Pembroke Hill School, MO

Favorite Events: Disease Detectives, Experimental Design, Anatomy & Physiology, Microbe Mission

Fun Fact: Was once interviewed on French national news

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Chip Kuck
General Board Bunny

High School: Kellenberg Memorial High School, NY

Favorite Events: Invasive Species, Ecology, Mousetrap Vehicle, Food Science

Least Favorite Events: Ornithology and Herpetology (terrified of birds and snakes)

Fun Facts: Guilty pleasure is watching Bugs Bunny cartoons

Graham Wilcox
Freshman Representative | Engineering Physics 2021

High School: Vestal High School, NY

Favorite Events: Optics, Road Scholar, Storm the Castle, Experimental Design

Fun fact: Haribo Gold Bear purist

Lydia Zheng
General Board Member | ILR 2020

High School: Munster High School, IN

Favorite Events: Hydrogeology, Forensics

Fun Fact: Once got her arm stuck in a massage chair and had to call 911 to get it out