Science Olympiad

Science Olympiad is nationwide competition. Students compete in 23 events that include earth science, biology, chemistry, physics, and engineering. Science Olympiad is designed to increase a student’s interest in STEM fields and provide recognition for outstanding achievement in team events. Students compete in Science Olympiad with the top teams advancing from Regional to State to National levels.

The Aerospace Science Olympiad competition is part of the Science Olympiad Urban School Initiative to promote STEM education with underserved populations so that they can experience STEM competition, career prep and standards aligned teacher training.

Click here for a brief introductory PPT about our special program.

NOTE: This is a protected, sandboxed competition. Competitors in the Aerospace Science Olympiad will not be eligible to advance to a sanctioned State or National Tournament. Deadlines, requirements, and qualifications may be different from the home state Science Olympiad program. Please be advised that any information provided to you by the Aerospace Science Olympiad takes precedent over any home state tournaments.

Contact: Wesley Huang (whuang2@caltech.edu), Peter Hung (peterhung@socalscioly.org)




Upcoming Dates
Feb 8th: Teams Kick Off Meeting (powerpoint, meeting recording)
Feb 15th: Mentors Kick Off Meeting
Feb - May: Mentor and teams preparation
May 7th: Competition

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Below is the list of events we'll be offering at the Aerospace Science Olympiad Tournament.

Rules for each of these events can be downloaded for free here.

  • Anatomy and Physiology – Participants will be assessed on their understanding of the anatomy and physiology for the human skeletal, muscular, and integumentary systems
  • Bio-Process Lab - This event is a lab-oriented competition involving the fundamental science processes of a middle school life science/biology lab program.
  • Digital Structures - Teams will design and build a cantilever using an online simulation software (SkyCiv) to achieve the highest structural efficiency.
  • Disease Detectives - Students will use investigative skills in the scientific study of disease, injury, health and disability in populations or groups of people.
  • Experimental Design - This event will determine a participant's ability on-site to design an experiment and analysis sample data sets.
  • Food Science - Students will answer questions on food chemistry with a focus on sugars.
  • Ornithology - The event revolves around competitors assessing their knowledge of information about specific species, classes, and families of birds as well as questions about general bird anatomy.
  • Rocks and Minerals - Teams will demonstrate their knowledge of rocks and minerals.
  • Solar System - Students will demonstrate an understanding and knowledge of planet formation and structure in our solar system and how it relates to that observed in extrasolar systems.
  • Write It CAD It - One student will write a description of an object and how to build it, and then the other student will attempt to construct the object from this description in a CAD software (OnShape)