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Carl Minton

Board Applicant

Carl Minton became involved with Science Olympiad in 2018 when his son participated on his elementary school’s Division B team. What began with mentoring Mystery Architecture grew into serving as a head coach, continuing as an event mentor, volunteering at tournaments, and most recently, volunteering as a test writer and event supervisor. Carl, and his wife, Amy, thoroughly enjoyed their experience mentoring SO student competitors. Their enthusiasm for learning and inquiry is contagious. After mentoring Codebusters, Amy joined the American Cryptogram Association (ACA). Writing online Road Scholar tests during the pandemic helped Carl acquire competency with GIS software that helped him with a few projects around the house and at work. The Mintons feel strongly that youth involvement in organizations like Science Olympiad is a springboard to a culture of lifetime learning.


Mr. Minton lives in McLean, with his wife, son, and a golden retriever. He has been employed as a software engineer for the last 20 years at Arion Systems, Inc. in Chantilly, VA.


Mr. Minton earned a B.S. and M.S in Electrical Engineering from Virginia Tech. He also received a M.S. in Statistical Science from George Mason University.

Carl Minton
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