Science Olympiad 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 February 2016, 187 teams (each team with up to 15 students) from 58 public, private, and parochial schools competed in the annual San Diego County Science Olympiad Regional Competition. In addition to our impact due to the sheer number of participating students, San Diego Science Olympiad is unique in other ways. A large number of the participating school programs are run by parent volunteers. Also participating school is able to enter up to 6 teams in the regional competition.