• GENIUS Olympiad 2014

    GENIUS Olympiad 2015 with five disciplines, including Business

  • SUNY Oswego

    GENIUS Olympiad will host 720 participants in 2015, a 20% increase

  • International participants

    Students from 65 countries and 40 states

  • International Fair

    Apply to be a GENIUS 2015 participant by March 16, 2015

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  • GENIUS Science provides understanding and solutions to environmental problems using scientific knowledge.

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  • music

    GENIUS Visual and Performance Arts heightens public concern for environmental problems and solutions. 

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  • GENIUS Business raises awareness of environmental values and social responsibility in the business world.

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  • cw

    GENIUS Creative Writing raises awareness about environmental problems, calling us to action on solutions.

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  • design

    GENIUS Design provides solutions for a better environment, products and living spaces for humankind.

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GENIUS Olympiad

“Lets build a better future together" 

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 2015 will host projects in five general disciplines with an environmental focus.

 "Unless someone like you cares a whole awful a lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not." Dr. Seuss, The Lorax


GENIUS Olympiad 2016 UPDATES 

  • AWARDEE LIST is available (Click here)
  • The dates for 2016 will be announced in September. Tentative 2016 Application Deadlines: individual Applications March 18, Affiliated Fair Projects: April 11th. Applications will be made through this website, and the link for the application will be available on February 1st, 2016.
  • All projects (including GENIUS Certificate winners at regional fairs) MUST submit an application before their deadline.  
  • GENIUS Olympiad will offer several 3-weeks summer programs in 2016: , Leadership program; English and Culture Program; SAT preparation program, Art program, Sports Program (tennis, soccer, basketball). Please ask for more information at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Application deadlines for these programs are April 15th 2016 via email. A non-refundable $200 deposit will be requested during registration. 


WHAT IS NEW IN GENIUS Olympiad 2015?

  • GENIUS Olympiad 2015 will be held June 14 - 19, 2015
  • New category: GENIUS Business (subcategories: entrepreneurship and social responsibility)
  • Music and Arts have been combined into Visual and Performing Arts
  • Music subcategories are revised to increase participation
  • SUNY Oswego will accept college applications and will perform on-site interviews with finalists who are in 11th and 12th grades through our website
  • GENIUS Talks, year long engagement with the world, prepare a 8-12 min video and share with to be shared with world: Check the details here.
  • A three-day Ivy League College Tour is now available after the GENIUS DC-NYC Trip: Check the details here
  • Apply now for the Summer English program (open to non-Genius students): Check the details here
  • GENIUS Olympiad is looking for partners to replicate itself in each country or state with its name (GENIUS Olympiad - Country/State Name) and structure. Please ask for the partnership agreement.
  • Each student may present only one project at the GENIUS Olympiad, however they may submit multiple projects for application
  • Fair Agreements: Each Fair can provide only two projects with minimal screening. For all other special agreements, please check your agreement with us again. 



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