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.

Important Dates

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

2019 Science Olympiad National Tournament

May 31-June 1, 2019
Cornell University


Updated: 9/11/2018

Recommended Lab Equipment for Chem Events

Posted under Resources menu, Useful Documents, Category: National SO Resources
Updated: 9/9/2018

Revised State and SDSO Preliminary Schedules of Events

Posted under Resources menu, Useful Documents, Category: Schedule
Updated: 9/4/2018

2019 Digital Science Olympiad Rules Released

Updated: 8/10/2018

2019 Event Chart

Note: Southern California State Science Olympiad and its 4 Regionals will replace Game On B with Codebusters B using the same rules as Codebusters C