Bay Area Science Olympiad Tournament
2/24/23 - Communique 7
Thank you so much for participating in this year's Bay Area Regional Science Olympiad Tournament. The preliminary scoreboard has now been posted below on Duosmium.org: Division B, Division C. Congratulations Everyone!
2/24/23 - Communique 6
Please note the following room changes to the latest schedule (version 4). Please be sure to share this with your competitors and parents who are fulfilling the parent volunteer assignments.
- Anatomy & Physiology C: SC-N207 -> SC-S421
- Can't Judge A Powder B: SC-N104 -> SC-S411
- Chem Bio Process Lab B: SC-N207 -> SC-S421
- Chem Lab C: SC-N104 -> SC-S411
- Crime Busters B: SC-N336 -> SC-S437
- Forensics C: SC-N336 -> SC-S437
Scores will be posted on Duosium at the end of the Awards Ceremony. Teams will have 30 minutes to submit any score inquiry by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. As a reminder, this period is only for tabulation questions (e.g. your team received a no show when your team was there).
2/23/23 - Communique 5
Parent Volunteer Assignments:
Please find the parent volunteer assignments here.
As a reminder, tests will be printed on Saturday and students don't need to bring a laptop (except for Astronomy C where they can bring a laptop as a resource).
Forms are due the morning of the tournament at team check in and they don't need to be uploaded beforehand. Please remember that each student can only be on the roaster for one team and once the roaster is submitted, they cannot be changed.
Food Options on Campus:
Food options for teams - Pioneer Kitchen and Micro Market (DC), Starbucks (LI), and Jamba Juice (RW) are open on competition day. Here are the Dine on Campus Hours of Operation and Campus Map for the locations of what will be open.
2/20/23 - Communique 4
No Practicing at CSUEB
Please remind your parents and teams that practicing your devices at CSU East bay is strictly prohibited prior to the tournament. Teams should arrive no earlier than 7:15 AM on Saturday. We’re grateful that CSUEB are willing to host our Regional Tournament and that they’ve committed to sharing their staff and selected facilities on Saturday, Feb 25th. Research and classes are still ongoing and it is not acceptable to come onto campus to practice in the MPR or other facilities. Please do not jeopardize the possibility of having CSUEB host this and other Science Olympiad events in the future and do not risk your team being penalized
Flight B/C Venue Dimensions:
Please note that this is a correction to the previous communique. The Multipurpose Room (MPR) in the University Union will be used instead of the gym for Flight B/C. The MPR is 60’ x 70’. And the height of MPR is 20’ (17’ to the rafters)
Wifi Lab will be run in the hallway outside room 302 and the maximum length is 30 meters.
If your team needs to file an appeal, the head coach must submit an online appeal form at https://forms.gle/Z457DfKcPAdDeH2AA
2/9/23 - Communique 3
Schedule and Team Numbers:
An updated preliminary schedule has been posted under schedules. The preliminary room assignments for the events are now included. Please note that we will have limited time in the Multi Purpose Room for the Flight B/C and it is only available from 10:00AM to 3:20PM. While we do not expect any major changes to the schedule at this point, we will let you know if there are any updates to the schedule and send you a pre-final schedule a few days before the tournament. As we update the schedule, the one posted on this web page will also be updated.
Team numbers are now posted on here
15 Official Team Members Roster Requirement:
Our current practice at the Bay Area Regional Science Olympiad is for the head coach of the team to bring and submit a final official roster of participating students (15 member team and alternates) on the day of the tournament during the morning check-in time. The head coach needs to also submit any of the various release forms that are required. If there is a change in the composition of the team, this is simply recorded on the roster that you bring on the day of the event.
Wristbands will be provided for your team members. You will receive up to fifteen (15) wristbands, depending on the size of your team, when you check-in. Please be aware that there is no maximum or minimum number of events that a given student must compete. We are aware that teams may employ an organizational system that includes maximum or minimum numbers in order to manage the team and schedule, but that is not a requirement of the Bay Area Regional Science Olympiad program. Please make sure you check the National Science Olympiad guidelines at https://www.soinc.org/start-team/team-size-grade-levels on who can be on your 15 member team.
[Urgent] Online Sign Up for Self-Scheduled Events:
We will be using Scilympiad for the self-scheduled events sign ups. To access this, log into the head coach dashboard on this web page and then click on
Self-scheduled Event Signup. From there select the time slot that your team wants to compete in each of the various events.
Please note that self-schedule will open Monday, Feb 13, 5:00 PM and will close on Tues, Feb 21, 10:00 AM
Parent Volunteer Assignments:
We’ll be asking each team to provide an adult volunteer to help with tasks on tournament day. We’re expecting each team to provide 3 hours of support. More information to come later this week.
Check-In on the Day of the Tournament:
Head Coach Check-in will be in SC-N125
The registration materials we're expecting are:
- Final team roster with principal signature (1 per team)
- Release form for each participating student (1 per school)
These are available at under forms
Once the head coach has turned in these required forms, they will receive up to 15 participant wristbands for the official members of the team (blue for Div B, yellow for Div C). Please make sure to print out enough copies of the map and schedule for the team's use as there will be a limited number of maps and schedules available on the day of the event.
If an event requires impound, the device must be impounded during the time stated in the schedule. Teams will not need wristbands to impound their devices since the impound period is the same as the period when the head coach checks in and receives wristbands. However, per the rules, all devices must still be impounded by one or more of the 15 official team members. Parents or other non-participants may not impound devices for their team, but they may accompany the team members to help transport or carry things.
Science Olympiad Code of Ethics & General Rules:
Please review with your students and parents the Science Olympiad Code of Ethics & General Rules
Photography on the Day of the Event:
If your student(s) wish not to be in photos/videos on the day of the event, they should be instructed to remove themselves from the photo, videos, and/or interview situations to avoid compromising the information for broadcasting and newscasts.
Please note that teams can only photograph or videotape a device if the device belongs to the photographer's affiliated school. In the case that a team wants to take pictures of another school's device(s), permission from the owner of the device(s) must be given. Please refer to the National Science Olympiad Media Recommendation. If your team has a unique design that you do not want other teams to use, please make sure you protect it by covering the device in some manner.
Teams can download the maps under Tournament Information
Please note that restrooms are available in each of the buildings that we’re using for the tournament.
Awards Ceremony is expected to take place in the Gym at 5:30 PM
Flight B/C Venue Dimensions:
The gym is 60’ x 70’
More info regarding parking will be coming soon
On tournament day, for emergencies, please call 911. If there are concerns regarding public safety-related issues at CSUEB, please call (610) 885-3791 or extension 53791 from campus phones.
9/14/22 - Communique 2
Registration for the Bay Area Regional Tournament is now open. There are no limits on the number of teams that a school can enter. We're waiting to confirm the location and date of the Regional Tournament but we anticipate the tournament to be in person. The location and date will be posted once they have been confirmed. In the meantime, teams can start preparing for the tournament by downloading the rules on the National Science Olympiad web page. Teams can also see the tentative schedule for the Regional Tournament here. The schedule uses the event grouping/conflict from the tentative NorCal State schedule.
8/9/22 - Communique 1
Welcome to the 2022-2023 Science Olympiad season! We're expecting this year's tournament to be in person. While we're waiting for the rules and other information to be published by National Science Olympiad in September, you can find the list of 2023 events here. Registration will open in early September, so check back soon