Lower Merion High School

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Lower Merion High School
Location 315 E Montgomery Ave
Ardmore, PA 19003
State FlagOfPennsylvania.png Pennsylvania
Region Southeast North Pennsylvania
Lower Merion High School is located in Pennsylvania
Lower Merion High School
Lower Merion High School
Member of SO since 2001
Teams 2
Colors      Maroon,      White
Feeds from Bala Cynwyd Middle School (and Welsh Valley Middle School)
Results History
Best regional 1st, 2019
Best state 2nd, 2003, 2018
Best nationals 7th, 2003
Nationals Awards DuPont Team Enterprise Award (2018)

Lower Merion High School is a C Division team that competes in the Southeast region of Pennsylvania. It has experienced major success in its history, and qualified for nationals in 2003 and 2018. It is in the same school district as Harriton High School, Welsh Valley Middle School and Bala Cynwyd Middle School, and receives students primarily from Bala Cynwyd.

The team is defined by a whimsical, democratic culture, featuring fun hashtags and occasionally Comic Sans, an "open" invitational scheduling philosophy, and a distinctive level of focus on first-year members.

At the 2018 National Tournament, Lower Merion received the DuPont Team Enterprise Award.


Year UT Austin Cornell Islip/LISO Conestoga Solon MC Barons Princeton SOUP Regionals States Nationals
2001 2nd (133) 5th (216) XX
2002 2nd (135) 7th (253) XX
2003 1st 2nd (116) 2nd (137) 7th (347)
2004 1st 2nd (119) 3rd (144) XX
2005 3rd 3rd (126) 3rd (211) XX
2006 1st 3rd (140) 5th (247) XX
2007 4th (145) 4th (189) XX
2008 4th (143) 4th (204) XX
2009 6th (186) 9th (321) XX
2010 22nd (406) 6th (191) 7th (286) XX
2011 NS 7th (190) 8th (310) XX
2012 6th (152) 6th (201) XX
2013 5th (149) 6th (256) XX
2014 7th (206) 17th (416) XX
2015 8th (351) 7th (198) 6th (240) XX
2016 6th (206) 15th (417) 5th (146) 6th (253) XX
2017 7th (238) 6th (303) 8th/29th (248/568) 4th (131) 3rd (157) XX
2018 2nd/10th (132/237) 5th/6th (217/282) 1st/6th (122/234) 4th/30th (255/636) 18th/24th (454/541) 2nd (80) 2nd (102) 15th (413)
2019 6th/18th (299/360) 3rd/5th (234/253) 2nd/4th (122/195) 6th/17th (327/425) 5th/29th (252/610) 1st (63) 3rd (112) XX
2020 8th/9th (340/350) 23rd (496) 9th/11th (303/355) 3rd/4th (141/176) 13th/19th (393/464) 7th (307) XX1 XX1 XX1
2021 10th/28th (321/466)

1 The 2020 regional, state, and national tournaments were cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

2012 Event Places
2012 Event Places
Event Regionals States
Anatomy & Physiology 8th 2nd
Astronomy 11th 10th
Chemistry Lab 8th 16th
Disease Detectives 7th 4th
Dynamic Planet 3rd 13th
Experimental Design 1st 4th
Fermi Questions 2nd 3rd
Forensics 5th 5th
Forestry 7th 8th
Gravity Vehicle 4th 12th
Helicopters 2nd 7th
Microbe Mission 6th 3rd
Optics 13th 20th
Remote Sensing 14th 8th
Robot Arm 3rd 8th
Rocks and Minerals 4th 8th
Protein Modeling 14th 3rd
Sounds of Music 3rd 27th
Thermodynamics 10th 4th
Technical Problem Solving 21st 7th
Towers 6th 7th
Water Quality 1st 4th
Write It Do It 11th 18th
2013 Event Places
2013 Event Places
Event Regionals States
Anatomy & Physiology 6th 19th
Astronomy 8th 22nd
Boomilever 8th 7th
Chemistry Lab 5th 21st
Circuit Lab 11th 18th
Designer Genes 4th 13th
Disease Detectives 13th 7th
Dynamic Planet 7th 2nd
Elastic Launch Glider 2nd 2nd
Experimental Design 3rd 3rd
Fermi Questions 11th 15th
Forensics 5th 8th
Forestry 10th 5th
Gravity Vehicle 4th 11th
Mag Lev 11th 10th
Materials Science 5th 4th
Remote Sensing 6th 9th
Robot Arm 12th 14th
Rocks and Minerals 1st 2nd
Technical Problem Solving 7th 16th
Thermodynamics 4th 22nd
Water Quality 2nd 7th
Write It Do It 4th 21st
2014 Event Places
2014 Event Places
Event Regionals States
Anatomy & Physiology 4th 7th
Astronomy 8th 12th
Boomilever 11th 25th
Bungee Drop 7th 10th
Chemistry Lab 26th 15th
Circuit Lab 10th 13th
Compound Machines 10th 20th
Designer Genes 7th 23rd
Disease Detectives 4th 11th
Dynamic Planet 8th 11th
Elastic Launch Glider 11th 32nd
Entomology 6th 27th
Experimental Design 6th 28th
Forensics 4th 8th
Geologic Mapping 8th 15th
Mag Lev 21st 30th
Materials Science 8th 22nd
Mission Possible 4th 13th
Rocks and Minerals 14th 29th
Scrambler 5th 32nd
Technical Problem Solving 13th 7th
Water Quality 7th 7th
Write It Do It 4th 19th
2015 Event Places
2015 Event Places
Event Conestoga Regionals States
Air Trajectory 24th 6th 6th
Anatomy & Physiology 9th 16th 12th
Astronomy 11th 6th 8th
Bridge Building 20th 5th 9th
Bungee Drop 17th 32nd 5th
Cell Biology 22nd 7th 16th
Chemistry Lab 13th 4th 9th
Compound Machines 19th 16th 29th
Disease Detectives 3rd 5th 12th
Dynamic Planet 7th 5th 13th
Entomology 13th 15th 7th
Experimental Design 11th 2nd 8th
Forensics 12th 1st 8th
Fossils 18th 5th 8th
Geologic Mapping 16th 5th 10th
Green Generation 7th 6th 2nd
It's About Time 23rd 4th 10th
Mission Possible 17th 14th 15th
Protein Modeling 22nd 11th 9th
Scrambler 14th 7th 13th
Technical Problem Solving 11th 8th N/A
Wright Stuff 28th 13th 5th
Write It Do It 14th 5th 26th
2016 Event Places
2016 Event Places
Event Conestoga Cornell Regionals States
Air Trajectory 6th 1st 2nd 2nd
Anatomy & Physiology 15th 9th 6th 11th
Astronomy 30th 9th 4th 9th
Bridge Building 4th 4th 1st 4th
Cell Biology 12th 10th 15th 8th
Chemistry Lab 20th 8th 9th 5th
Disease Detectives 11th 4th 7th 19th
Dynamic Planet 17th 7th 3rd 5th
Electric Vehicle 11th 16th 5th 15th
Experimental Design 8th 2nd 6th 17th
Forensics 27th 3rd 5th 25th
Fossils 12th 7th 6th 10th
Game On 22nd 13th 4th 5th
Geologic Mapping 7th 2nd 7th 6th
Green Generation 25th 7th 5th 1st
Hydrogeology 12th 3rd 2nd 5th
Invasive Species 25th 9th 3rd 2nd
It's About Time 22nd 14th 5th 15th
Robot Arm 22nd 23rd 12th 27th
Protein Modeling 22nd 11th 9th 23rd
Wind Power 27th 12th 8th 18th
Wright Stuff 26th 18th 2nd 6th
Write It Do It 34th 14th 20th 15th
2017 Event Places
2017 Event Places
Event Islip Conestoga Tiger Penn* Regionals States
Anatomy & Physiology 47th 11th 14th 16th 3rd 6th
Astronomy 14th 3rd 5th 9th 10th 3rd
Chemistry Lab 9th 15th 5th 6th 4th 4th
Disease Detectives 14th 17th 14th 5th 6th 4th
Dynamic Planet 10th 33rd 10th 13th 5th 4th
Ecology 12th 10th 3rd 3rd 3rd 1st
Electric Vehicle 13th 17th 5th 27th 2nd 17th
Experimental Design 21st 6th 2nd 8th 7th 19th
Forensics 16th 10th 11th 10th 4th 9th
Game On 3rd 8th 5th 9th 2nd 4th
Helicopters 31st 4th 9th 9th 6th 8th
Hovercraft 14th 2nd 3rd 5th 4th 8th
Hydrogeology 1st 9th 2nd 5th 2nd 5th
Invasive Species 1st 5th 6th 4th 3rd 4th
Materials Science 12th 19th 9th 26th 5th 9th
Microbe Mission 21st 16th 13th 11th 8th 6th
Optics 14th 7th 3rd 15th 4th 2nd
Remote Sensing 2nd 2nd 5th 1st 3rd 2nd
Robot Arm 15th 25th 19th 16th 9th 8th
Rocks and Minerals 8th 2nd 8th 16th 3rd 1st
Towers 12th 17th 8th 18th 7th 9th
Wind Power 20th 29th 13th 6th 4th 1st
Write It Do It 21st 26th 36th 14th 27th 23rd
  • Only the best score from two teams is shown
2018 Event Places
2018 Event Places
Event Islip Conestoga* MC Barons* Princeton* Penn* Regionals States Nationals
Anatomy & Physiology 4th 8th 2nd 5th 17th 4th 3rd 8th
Astronomy 3rd 9th 1st 3rd 5th 4th 4th 13th
Chemistry Lab 16th 18th 2nd 5th 7th 5th 5th 24th
Disease Detectives 8th 1st 3rd 10th 10th 8th 1st 18th
Dynamic Planet 3rd 4th 1st 12th 22nd 2nd 2nd 19th
Ecology 3rd 1st 1st 2nd 12th 2nd 3rd 26th
Experimental Design 1st 1st 1st 1st 3rd 1st 13th 1st
Fermi Questions 8th 2nd 1st 18th 14th 8th 2nd 2nd
Forensics 7th 5th 1st 11th 18th 7th 6th 9th
Game On 1st 2nd 1st 5th 4th 3rd 3rd 10th
Helicopters 20th 20th 1st 11th 12th 4th 2nd 14th
Herpetology 2nd 2nd 1st 5th 3rd 1st 2nd 10th
Hovercraft 4th 3rd 8th 13th 10th 4th 12th 35th
Materials Science 5th 10th 3rd 15th 8th 4th 4th 19th
Microbe Mission 3rd 4th 1st 8th 16th 1st 2nd 16th
Mission Possible 2nd 21st 18th 8th 13th 3rd 4th 26th
Mousetrap Vehicle 13th 27th 27th 13th 12th 5th 4th 35th
Optics 17th 1st 3rd 9th 13th 2nd 7th 33rd
Remote Sensing 1st 1st 1st 1st 15th 3rd 1st 28th
Rocks and Minerals 2nd 1st 1st 2nd 5th 1st 1st 11th
Thermodynamics 5th 14th 3rd 11th 20th 2nd 10th 16th
Towers 22nd 15th 3rd 24th 17th 5th 6th 32nd
Write It Do It 9th 4th 13th 12th 1st 1st 5th 8th
  • Only the best score from two teams is shown
2019 Event Places
2019 Event Places
Event LISO* Conestoga* MC Barons* Princeton* Penn* Regionals States
Anatomy & Physiology 12th 5th 7th 8th 12th 5th 2nd
Astronomy 18th 2nd 1st 5th 3rd 1st 1st
Boomilever 15th 22nd 5th 7th 17th 4th 14th
Chemistry Lab 26th 7th 6th 9th 7th 1st 7th
Circuit Lab 12th 2nd 1st 7th 5th 1st 5th
Codebusters 1st 2nd 1st 1st 2nd 1st 2nd
Designer Genes 15th 7th 1st 23rd 5th 8th 1st
Disease Detectives 2nd 4th 1st 8th 13th 2nd 11th
Dynamic Planet 4th 8th 2nd 5th 3rd 1st 3rd
Experimental Design 2nd 3rd 1st 1st 4th 3rd 9th
Fermi Questions 9th 2nd 1st 1st 4th 6th 1st
Forensics 2nd 2nd 1st 2nd 10th 4th 2nd
Fossils 9th 2nd 2nd 5th 9th 3rd 1st
Geologic Mapping 15th 3rd 1st 2nd 12th 2nd 1st
Herpetology 1st 2nd 1st 5th 5th 2nd 6th
Mission Possible 13th 3rd 12th 16th 11th 1st 4th
Mousetrap Vehicle 36th 34th 11th 4th 19th 2nd 3rd
Protein Modeling 30th 1st 4th 9th 14th 1st 8th
Sounds of Music 18th 1st 2nd 7th 3rd 1st 11th
Thermodynamics 16th 8th 2nd 11th 16th 4th 3rd
Water Quality 4th 4th 2nd 3rd 13th 6th 2nd
Wright Stuff 12th 3rd 8th 25th 30th 3rd 8th
Write It Do It 14th 20th 1st 1st 21st 1st 7th
  • Only the best score from two teams is shown
2020 Event Places
2020 Event Places
Event Cornell* LISO Conestoga* MC Barons* Princeton* Penn
Anatomy & Physiology 12th 28th 12th 8th 12th 30th
Astronomy 5th 13th 7th 1st 6th 8th
Boomilever 28th 30th 14th 6th 22nd 32nd
Chemistry Lab 14th 39th 16th 2nd 2nd 2nd
Circuit Lab 9th 70th 3rd 9th 5th 4th
Codebusters 1st 63rd 2nd 1st 2nd 12th
Designer Genes 2nd 20th 4th 3rd 12th 5th
Detector Building 12th 42nd 2nd 5th 1st 15th
Disease Detectives 4th 7th 12th 3rd 9th 15th
Dynamic Planet 7th 40th 11th 6th 14th 17th
Experimental Design 5th 7th 3rd 1st 2nd 10th
Forensics 3rd 29th 3rd 3rd 4th 4th
Fossils 2nd 5th 5th 1st 6th 12th
Geologic Mapping 13th 38th 13th 1st 3rd 8th
Gravity Vehicle 16th 25th 2nd 29th 11th 33rd
Machines 1st 6th 7th 3rd 13th 25th
Ornithology 1st 6th 3rd 1st 4th 1st
Ping Pong Parachute 7th 26th 7th 1st 7th 14th
Protein Modeling 2nd 54th 5th 4th 17th 9th
Sounds of Music 7th 36th 15th 2nd 31st 23rd
Water Quality 3rd 21st 3rd 1st 19th 9th
Wright Stuff 34th 47th 22nd 9th 17th 38th
Write It Do It 24th 31st 10th 3rd 5th 14th
  • Only the best score from two teams is shown
2021 Event Places
2021 Event Places
Event UT Austin
Anatomy & Physiology 46th
Astronomy 13th
Boomilever --
Chemistry Lab 3rd
Circuit Lab 5th
Codebusters 25th
Designer Genes 14th
Detector Building 3rd
Disease Detectives 28th
Dynamic Planet 12th
Experimental Design --
Forensics 17th
Fossils 15th
Geologic Mapping 23rd
Gravity Vehicle --
Machines 23rd
Ornithology 22nd
Ping Pong Parachute --
Protein Modeling 14th
Sounds of Music 10th
Water Quality 32nd
Wright Stuff --
Write It Do It --
  • Only the best score from two teams is shown
  • "--" indicates that the event was not run at that competition