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

Registration Deadline - 12/1/2018

Last day to register and add additional teams is December 1, 2018 or when all 120 spots per Division are taken, whichever occurs first.

2019 Division B San Diego Regional Tournament

Saturday, February 9, 2019
Carlsbad High School
3557 Lancer Way, Carlsbad, CA 92008

2019 Division C San Diego Regional Tournament

Saturday, March 16, 2019
University of San Diego

Additional Key Dates and Deadlines


Updated: 11/29/2018

Yale Young Global Scholars

Resources menu --> Useful Documents --> Category: National SO Resources
Updated: 10/12/2018

School Testing Group Assignments Released (6 teams)

Resources menu --> Useful Documents --> Category: Testing Group Assignments
Updated: 9/17/2018

Updated 2019 Experimental Design Checklist for Div B and C

The sample checklist in the 2019 Rules Manual PDF incorrectly lists a possible total of 106 points; it should be 110.

Additional Announcements