Bay Area Science Olympiad Tournament
12/8/20: This year the Regional Tournament will be in Mini SO format. This means that all participants must participate in their own homes.
After discussion with the seven NorCal Regional Directors, it was decided we would have one NorCal Joint Regional Tournament online on March 6, 2021. Although all Regions will take the same tests at the same time with the same Event Supervisors and on the same website, scoring and awards will be done separately by each Regional. Registration this year will take place in a 2 step process:
1. Register on this current web page.
2. Once your team has been registered with membership dues received, you will recieve separate instructions on how to add your team to the Joint Regional web page.
Events, modification’s to events, and schedule:
The list of events, their modifications, and the tournament schedule have been posted to https://scilympiad.com/norcalreg
. Please note that this schedule is the same as the State Finals Schedule.
Software for Digital Structures (Boomilever):
Digital Structures will be run in place of Boomilever. The rules for Digital Structures can be found in the Event and Modifications link on the web page. The software for this event is SkyCiv and one license per team is already included as part of your membership dues.
Software for Write It CAD It:
Write It CAD It will be run in place of Write It Do It. The rules for Write It CAD It can be found in the Event and Modifications link on the web page. The software for this event is Onshape and there is a free education license for this software.
8/12/20: The current plan for Bay Area Regional this year is to go with Mini SO Tournament. We will also be using Scilympiad's newly added capability for partners to take the same online test simultaneously, each on their own computer, while communicating with one another through a built-in text-based chat. As a reminder, teams must still participate as a school sanction event and coaches are expected to serve as the communication point person between Science Olympiad and the team, collect forms, arrange team members, etc.
Science Olympiad competitions are like academic track meets, consisting of a series of 23 team events in each division (Division B is middle school; Division C is high school). Each year, a portion of the events are rotated to reflect the ever-changing nature of genetics, earth science, chemistry, anatomy, physics, geology, mechanical engineering and technology. By combining events from all disciplines, Science Olympiad encourages a wide cross-section of students to get involved.
New this year, Science Olympiad will be going online! National Science Olympiad has provided 3 different models of play:
- Traditional SO (in-person)
- Satellite SO (coaches administer the event at their own school)
- Mini SO (students participating in the events at their own home online).
Date: March 6, 2021