Science Olympiad

Science Olympiad (SO) is nationwide 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 Regional to State to National levels.

In 2018, 200 teams comprised of over 2500 students from 63 public, private, and parochial schools competed in the annual San Diego Regional Science Olympiad Tournament. In addition to our impact due to the sheer number of participating students, San Diego Science Olympiad is unique in other ways, including a large number of participating school programs run by parent volunteers and participating schools able to enter up to 6 teams in the regional competition.

Key Dates

2019 SoCal Science Olympiad Summer Workshop

Saturday, July 13, 2019

2019 Division C San Diego Regional Tournament

Saturday, March 16, 2019
University of San Diego

2019 State Science Olympiad

Saturday, April 6, 2019

Additional Key Dates and Deadlines


Published: 5/22/2019

Southern CA Summer Workshop 2019

Attendees to receive copy of 2020 draft rules in July prior to the workshop. Register and pay by July 1st to receive discounted rate. Tentative Schedule (including tentative 2020 events) available at the earliest the week of June 3rd. Click on the above-mentioned link to register.
Published: 5/22/2019

2019 - 2020 Regional Volunteers Needed

Former participants, former coaches, engineers, college and graduate students, professors - we need you! Primary responsibilities are preparing and grading the written Competition Tests or supervising the testing of devices built by the students at home and brought to the competition.