Science Olympiad is a nationwide STEM competition where students compete in 23 events that include math, writing, earth science, biology, chemistry, physics, and engineering. As a team and multiple event competition it allows middle school and high school students a chance to learn about STEM areas that they might not get a chance to study in a regular classroom setting. Preparing for the Science Olympiad competitions involve design, studying new content areas, journaling, device-building, testing, lab work, written exams, and even kinesthetic challenges and technical writing. The frenetic pace of the day of the tournament is often compared to a multi-school track meet or swimming competition...
Science Olympiad is designed to increase a student’s interest in multiple STEM fields and provide recognition for outstanding achievement both as individuals and as a team of 2 or 3, or even 15. The school that has the highest performing overall team is invited to the National Tournament and an unforgettable travel experience! Read more at http://www.soinc.org
|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.|
|2024 Events & Rules||These will release in September 2023: See the Science Olympiad Store.
Students can work on Science Olympiad from wherever they are, year-round!
|2024 Maine State Science Olympiad Tournament|
The Maine State Science Olympiad Tournament is targeted for Saturday, April 6, 2024 with the final date coordinated to avoid conflicts with the Maine State Science Fair and the Maine Science Festival, and other statewide events where possible. A snow date will be Saturday, April 27, 2024, the weekend after the traditional April break for schools. If a pandemic returns, we would move back to virtual competition such as we did for 2021.