March 7th, 2021 - March 13th, 2021 🐦

About Us

Founded in 2020, BirdSO is a Division B and C miniSO Invitational hosted by students from across the country from California and Washington to New Jersey and New York. Our mission is to provide a top-tier competition to those who strive to learn and engage in Science Olympiad.

The Team

The BirdSO Board consists of both alumni and high school students from across the nation - from Cornell University and UCLA to WW-P High School North and Mission San Jose High School.

Eric Ma

My name is Eric Ma, and I am a freshman at UCLA studying studying electrical engineering. I competed in Science Olympiad with Mission San Jose High School for four years in all sorts of events, although my favorites are probably Protein Modeling and Mission Possible. In my free time, you can catch me playing some instrument, taking photos of the sidewalk, and napping to avoid my homework.

Vincent Fong

Hello! My name is Vincent Fong. I’m currently a freshman at Cornell University, and a graduate from Stuyvesant High School. In my four years of Science Olympiad, I varied between builds and inquiry events; my favorite events were Codebusters and Sounds of Music. In my spare time, you can catch me speedrunning Minecraft and doing quizzes on Sporcle.

Allen Chang

Hi, I’m Allen Chang, a junior from West Windsor-Plainsboro High School North (‘22). I mainly participate in build events, but I also enjoy events such as Sounds of Music, Cybersecurity, and my recent addiction, Codebusters. My hobbies include programming and indoor free flight, and my favorite mechanical pencil is the Pentel Orenz Nero.

Jason Chang

Hey! I’m Jason Chang, a junior from West Windsor-Plainsboro High School North in Plainsboro, New Jersey (‘22). Since 6th grade, I have focused on engineering events such as Gravity Vehicle and Boomilever, but also participate in events such as Write It Do It. I’m a mechanical pencil and 3D printing enthusiast.

Crystal Zhu

Hey there! I’m Crystal Zhu, a senior at Mission San Jose High School in Fremont, California (‘21). I joined Science Olympiad in my junior year. I mainly focus on inquiry events, and my favorite event is Codebusters, but I also enjoy Ornithology, as I am a huge bird nerd. In my free time, I love birdwatching and drawing.

Ayushi Kashyap

Hello! I am Ayushi Kashyap, a sophomore from Mission San Jose High School (‘23) in Fremont, California. I have done Science Olympiad since 5th grade and my favorite events include Fossils, Ornithology, and Invasive Species. In my free time, I enjoy collecting expensive stationery and saying “as you should,” as I should.

Andrew Zhang

Hello my name is Andrew Zhang! I’m a senior (c/o 21) and captain of Syosset High School in New York and have competed since 7th grade. My favorites events are Astronomy, Codebusters, and Fermi Questions but I’ve also enjoyed participating in Fossils, Material Science, and Invasive Species. In my free time I spend too long playing cryptograms.

Jacob Gianan

Hi, I’m Jacob Gianan, a senior from Camas High School in Camas, Washington (‘21). I have competed in Science Olympiad since 5th grade and my favorite events are Wright Stuff and Helicopters. In my free time I enjoy building 3d printers, indoor free flight, and listening to Blackpink.

Caleb Chiang

Hi! I’m Caleb Chiang, Mission San Jose High School Science Olympiad’s senior captain. I’ve competed in Science Olympiad since 5th grade; my favorite events are Fermi Questions and Codebusters. Some other events I’ve enjoyed are Sounds of Music and Invasive Species. When I’m not working on Science Olympiad, I’m probably solving Rubik’s Cubes, doing math, or playing clarinet or saxophone.

Eric Yang

Hello there! I’m Eric Yang, a junior from WW-P North (‘22). I have focused on mathematical/computer science inquiry events, Forensics (and its Div. B equivalent Crime Busters), and chemistry events in general since 6th grade. I enjoy a variety of different games in my leisure time, and also enjoy coding various different projects.

Gwennie Liu

Heyo! My name is Gwennie Liu and I’m a junior at Torrey Pines High School in San Diego, California, where I am co-president of the Science Olympiad team. This is my seventh year participating in Science Olympiad; my favorite events include Astronomy and Rocks and Minerals. In my free time, I enjoy binging dramas and knitting.

Ruth Lu

Hi! I’m Ruth Lu from American High School (‘22) in California. I’ve been in SciOly since middle school; I love Sounds of Music and kind of like Disease Detectives. I draw, birdwatch, watch youtube, browse memes, and code in my free time.