Science Olympiad

Welcome to the Oklahoma Science Olympiad.

For 40 years, Science Olympiad has led the revolution in science education, bringing standards-based engagement in authentic Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education. Oklahoma has been involved in Science Olympiad for over twenty years, starting first with schools and students in Putnam City Schools and spreading to involve schools and students in large and small, public and private schools from across Oklahoma.

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. Emphasis is placed on active, hands-on group participation. Through Science Olympiad, students, teachers, parents, principals and business leaders bond together and work toward a shared goal.

Teamwork is a required skill in most scientific careers today, and Science Olympiad encourages group learning by designing events that forge alliances. In Elevated Bridge, an engineering whiz and a kid from wood shop can become gold medalists. Similarly, a talented builder and a student with a good science vocabulary can excel in Write It Do It, one of Science Olympiad’s most popular events.


2024 Rules PDFs for Division B and C are now available at Copies of the rules are FREE.

Oklahoma Middle and High Schools can join the Oklahoma Science Olympiad (OKSciOly) to participate in the 2024 competition season.   Veteran Coaches can click the Log in button and enroll their 2024 teams using their credentials from last year.  New Coaches can join OKSciOly by clicking Log in and clicking the New member button.

Registration for the first Oklahoma Science Olympiad Invitational Tournament will become active in November.  Participation in OKSciOly Invitational tournaments is free to all Oklahoma Science Olympiad member teams. .

Purchase Orders can be emailed directly to Kerry Polley. Teams are not officially registered until payment is received and processed. December 31, 2023 is the cutoff for all membership registrations.

The address to send all Purchase Orders and Checks is:

Science Olympiad

University of Central Oklahoma

Campus Box 177

100 N. University Drive

Edmond OK 73034

Attn: Kerry Polley

Interested in forming a Science Olympiad team? Need more information? Contact Bob Melton, Director of the Oklahoma Science Olympiad.

Check out for news and updates about the Oklahoma Science Olympiad.  Coaches and Event Supervisors can also request an invitation to join the OKSciOly Basecamp community.  Join us on our Facebook group and follow us in Twitter @OKSciOly

The Oklahoma Science Olympiad is a program of the College of Mathematics and Science at the University of Central Oklahoma

Upcoming Dates

East Regional Tournament
Saturday, February  24, 2024, 9:00 AM
Putnam City High School
Oklahoma City

West Regional Tournament
Saturday, March 2, 2024, 9:00 AM
Southwestern Oklahoma State University

OKSciOly State Tournament
Saturday, April 6, 2024, 9:00 AM
Howell Hall
University of Central Oklahoma


Join the Oklahoma Science Olympiad!

Enrollment for the 2025 Season opens in August!

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