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We would like to thank all participants who provided constructive feedback in order to make our organization better in the years to come. We took the feedback to heart and will make several changes in the coming year. Below are the quantitative and qualitative results of our latest GENIUS Olympiad survey.

GENIUS Olympiad 2016 FACTS:

  • 1,354 projects submitted, 515 projects were accepted (38% selectivity)
  • The number of projects submitted from United States was 294 (22% of all projects)
  • The high school which submitted the most projects are Istanbul Kartal Doga School (20 projects), Istanbul Ulus Jewish School (20 Projects), Colegio Esparanca Internacional, Angola (20 projects)
  • The number of countries from which projects were submitted: 65 
  • The number of US States from which projects were submitted: 32 
  • The number of Science projects which were accepted: 298 out of 729 submissions 
  • The number of Art projects which were accepted: 111 out of 286 submissions 
  • The number of Creative Writing projects which were accepted:  42 out of 159 submissions 
  • The number of Design projects which were accepted: 29 out of 87 submissions 
  • The number of Music projects which were accepted: 16 out of 39 submissions 
  • The number of Business projects which were accepted: 19 out of 53 submissions 

 2016 Quantitative Survey (out of 5)

  • Overall experience: 4.5
  • Would you recommend this event to others: 4.6
  • Registration: 4.4
  • Residential Services: 4.2
  • Ice breaker activities: 4.0
  • Opening reception: 4.3
  • International Fair: 4.5
  • Niagara Falls Trip: 4.7
  • Shopping Mall: 4.2
  • Teacher Round Table: 4.5
  • College Fair: 4.7
  • Washington DC and NY City Trip: 4.7
  • IVY League University Trip: 4.7
  • Dining Services: 4.5
  • Admission Interviews: 4.7

 TESTIMONIALS

  • US: I love the experience of Genius Olympiad. I feel this event is not a simple science fair. I feel like it is a learning experience and world class cultural exchange.
  • International: Fullfilling experience. Enjoyed meeting new people and exploring the projects. Such an awesome way to promote the love of science and art for the enhancement of the environment.
  • US: This was an excellent event. It was an honor to be invited to participate and to be involved.
  • International : It was a great experience. I really enjoyed it.
  • US: It was an amazing experience for both my student and myself.
  • International: I really liked the organization of the whole competition. I liked the trips and staying on campus. it was fun and the environment was great!
  • US: Awesome!  I loved the performances by the students and enjoyed seeing and experiencing the different cultures during international fair.
  • International: The whole experience was wonderful! All the students, supervisors, and directors were very kind and helpful. The food was great, and the activites such as Niagara Falls and the Mall during the olympiad were fun!
  • US: Overall, the conference is very nice and promotes a lot of connection between students of different countries.
  • International : Everything was awesome! Overall, I loved the Genius experience. I met amazing people, learn new things. It couldn't have been any better.
  • US: It was a wonderful event event overall. We appreciate all the hard work that was put into this event. We appreciate the opportunity to visit the Niagara Falls. Great event and wonderfully organized. Thank you all.
  • International: I loved Genius Olympiad. It was not just a excellent science fair, but also a great experience!
  • US: Students were having a wonderful time.  International students may have been surprised how much the US people enjoyed seeing them and wanting to get picture with everyone
  • US: One student has attended both years, and continues to talk about the wonderful time and experience she had.  You do a great job balancing the fair and enjoyment for the participants.
  • International: It was very nice experience to be in such an environment
  • US: The food was delicious. Please thanks the chefs for me. Because of them not once during the 5 days I was there, did I leave the cafeteria with an empty stomach.
  • US: The food was DELICIOUS. I don't think I've ever tasted eggs yummier than this. Thanks to the chefs
  • International: The meals were planned to meet the different cultures that would be attending.

GENIUS Olympiad 2015 FACTS:

  • 1,171 projects submitted, 401 projects were accepted (34% selectivity)
  • The number of projects submitted from United States was 262 (22% of all projects)
  • The high school which submitted the most projects is Istanbul Okyanus High Schools, Turkey (44 Projects)
  • The number of countries from which projects were submitted: 69 (We accepted finalists from 65 countries).
  • The number of US States from which projects were submitted: 34 (We accepted finalists from 33 US states).
  • The number of Science projects which were accepted: 253 out of 625 submissions (40% Selectivity)
  • The number of Art projects which were accepted: 68 out of 298 submissions (23% selectivity)
  • The number of Creative Writing projects which were accepted:  38 out of 125 submissions (30% selectivity)
  • The number of Design projects which were accepted:20 out of 70 submissions (28% selectivity)
  • The number of Music projects which were accepted: 13 out of 22 submissions (59% selectivity)
  • The number of Business projects which were accepted: 9 out of 26  submissions (35% selectivity)

 

GENIUS Olympiad 2014 FACTS:

  • 842 projects were submitted and 328 projects were accepted (39% selectivity)
  • The high school with the most project submissions was Istanbul Okyanus High Schools, Turkey: 22 Projects.
  • The number of countries from which projects were submitted: 57 (We accepted finalists from 55 countries).
  • The number of US States from which projects were submitted: 36 (We accepted finalists from 33 US states).
  • The number of Science projects which were accepted: 217 out of 502 submissions (43%)
  • The number of Art projects which were accepted: 57 out of 169 submissions (34%)
  • The number of Creative Writing projects which were accepted: 34 out of 111 submissions (31%)
  • The number of Design projects which were accepted: 13 out of 47 submissions (28%)
  • The number of Music projects which were accepted: 7 out of 13 submissions (54%, first year promotion :))

 

GENIUS Olympiad 2013 FACTS:

  • 769 projects were submitted: 414 science, 215 art, 114 creative writing, 19 design, 2 city
  • 58 countries submitted a project: total 601 international projects
  • 38 states submitted projects: total 168 US national projects
  • 325 projects were accepted: 232 science, 58 art, 26 creative writing, 7 design, 2 city
  • 427 students were accepted: 231 female (54%) and 196 male (46%)
  • 42% overall acceptance rate
  • 385 students and 149 supervisors participated
  • 282 projects were presented: 214 science, 38 art, 26 creative writing, 6 design
  • 193 projects from 53 countries and 89 projects from 30 states were represented 
  • 65 judges volunteered to evaluate the projects

 2013 Quantitative Survey (out of 5)

  • Residential Services: 4.33
  • Judging Area and set-up:  4.72
  • Ice breaker activities: 4.55
  • Opening reception: 4.43
  • International Fair: 4.87
  • Niagara Falls Trip: 4.14
  • Symposium: 4.42
  • College Fair: 4.36
  • Washington DC and NY City Trip: 4.25
  • Dining Services: 4.89
  • Overall experience: 4.64 

GENIUS Olympiad 2012 FACTS:

  • 663 projects were submitted: 429 science, 134 art, 81 creative writing, 19 design
  • 52 countries submitted a project: total 436 international projects
  • 37 states submitted projects: total 227 US national projects
  • 253 projects were accepted: 185 science, 40 art, 18 creative writing, 10 design
  • 381 students were accepted: 203 female (53%) and 178 male (47%)
  • 35% overall acceptance rate,
  • 293 students and 139 supervisors participated in,
  • 217 projects were presented: 156 science, 36 art, 15 creative writing, 10 design
  • 151 projects from 49 countries and 66 projects from 30 states were represented 
  • 63 judges volunteered to evaluate the projects

 

2012 Quantitative Survey (out of 5)

  • Residential Services: 4.21
  • Judging Area and set-up:  4.63
  • Ice breaker activities: 4.54
  • Opening reception: 4.35
  • International Fair: 4.78
  • Niagara Falls Trip: 4.11
  • Symposium: 4.58
  • College Fair: 4.23
  • Washington DC and NY City Trip: 4.13
  • Dining Services: 4.81
  • Overall experience: 4.5 

 

GENIUS Olympiad 2011 FACTS:

  • 1066 students applied
  • 647 projects were submitted: 558 science and 89 art
  • 46 countries submitted a project
  • 35 states submitted projects
  • 195 projects were accepted: 165 science and 30 art
  • 30% overall acceptance rate
  • 212 students and 118 supervisor participated, with 23 volunteers
  • 142 projects were presented: 118 science and 24 art
  • 33 countries and 30 states were represented 
  • 47 judge volunteered to evaluate the projects