Science Olympiad is a nationwide STEM 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 local to National levels. Maine currently holds a spring State Tournament open to all schools in the state.

Maine holds an annual spring State Tournament open to all schools in the state.  The host for the State Touranment and State Directors Office is the University of Maine System, with the primary location in Orono-Old Town/Bangor with the University of Maine.  Maine has had a State Touranment since the first national year of Science Olympiad in the mid 1980's, and it has been held every year since.  The Maine State Science Olympiad Organization operates as a non-profit organization of teachers, following IRS non-profit 501 (c) 3 guidelines.
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2022 Maine State Science Olympiad Tournament

We take constant note of concerns brought by COVID-19 through the National Science Olympiad. Although the 2022 National Tournament is being held virtually with Caltech hosting, many state tournaments (like ours) are resuming in person state finals.

If in April 2022 schools continue to participate in spring athletic events then the Science Olympiad Tournament will proceed in person on Saturday, April 9, 2022 on a date coordinated to avoid conflicts with the Maine State Science Fair and the Maine Science Festival, and with certain MPA coordinated events, one-act play competition, and music events where possible. A snow date on a following weekend is also set aside. The in-person tournament will run as usual, however caution means we will keep social distancing, appropriate hygiene, masking, timing, and coordination that have helped keep Maine safer. If the pandemic returns as a force majeure, we can move back to virtual competition such as we did for 2021.

Additional support provided by volunteers from:
Best Buy, Bangor, Maine
and science volunteers from around the State of Maine