COMPLIMENTARY GENIUS OLYMPIAD EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES
Following attractions and activities will take place during GENIUS Olympiad as part of the regular program without a fee. You will learn and have fun during these activities.
Niagara Falls Trip
GENIUS Olympiad Organization will take you to amazing Niagara Falls to experience Niagara Falls State Park’s rushing torrents, spectacular scenery and one-of-a-kind attractions while letting your excitement flow as freely as the waters. Transportation to Niagara Falls (2.5 hrs travel) and a boxed lunch will be provided by the GENIUS Olympiad. All participants will be dropped at a shopping mall on the way back to campus.
The American Falls feature a variety of adventures to help you make the most of your trip:
- You may walk right up to the base of Niagara Falls during the Cave of the Winds tour
- You may take the the Maid of the Mist® boat ride (fee-based)
- You may visit the aquarium and as well as a cinematic explanation of the formation of Niagara falls at the movie theater (both are fee-based).
GENIUS International Culture Fair
GENIUS International Fair is the place where students from all around the world get together to experience a wide variety of ethnic and cultural food, music, and dance. The purpose of the international fair is to provide an opportunity to all participants to promote and share their culture and country. Each country and state will be provided with table space to have displays and promotional items to promote their culture.
In addition, participants will be given an opportunity to perform ethnic and cultural music and dance. The international fair is a fun place to share, enjoy, learn, and make new friendships. Finalists will receive an email about registering stage performance (dance, singing, etc) ahead of time. On-the-spot performance requests may be denied due to time restrictions.
We encourage every group to bring cultural items to display as well as small gifts to exchange with others. Those who will perform will receive a small gift from GENIUS Olympiad.
GENIUS College Fair
GENIUS College fair provides an opportunity to learn about college applications, financial aid, personal statement preparation, as well as one-on-one meetings with various college admission officers to answer your questions. The two-hour event will include 20-minute workshops to help prepare your college application, and a general college fair with representatives from the Northeast region of the United States. There will also be workshops for international student applicants to US colleges.
Each year, we host 20-25 colleges and universities from upstate New York. International students who bring application materials may be able to take feedback from college representatives on the spot.
GENIUS Teacher's Round Table
We will provide an opportunity for 30 teachers to have a round-table discussion. The round-table discussions bring international and national teachers together to share their experiences and find solutions for common problems in K–12 education around the world.
The round table is open to all teachers, including non-GENIUS Olympiad participants. It will be limited to 30 teachers, on a first-come, first-served basis by registration.
GENIUS Planetarium Show
SUNY Oswego's new state-of-the-art planetarium will provide an amazing IMAX-like animation of travel in the space. Each presentation will be 30-45 min length and will give you a 3D feeling imaging on its dome-shaped screen. The shows will be scheduled on Tuesday during judging (before noon and afternoon timeslots are available) so that every supervisor or student will have a chance to join the experience.