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 San Diego Regional Event Workshop

Saturday, October 19, 2019
University of San Diego

Additional Key Dates and Deadlines


Published: 7/6/2019

2020 Event Chart

Free 2020 Digital Science Olympiad Rules in the online store 9/3/2019
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.