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.

Eligible counties: San Diego and Imperial. Schools within San Diego and Imperial counties may send up to 6 teams to compete at the San Diego Regional Tournament.

Key Dates

2021 San Diego Regional Mini SO Tournament 1 (Virtual)
Divisions B and C
Saturday, February 13, 2021
2021 San Diego Regional Mini SO Tournament 2 (Virtual)
Divisions B and C
Saturday, February 27, 2021
San Diego Regional Practice (Virtual)
Divisions B and C
Saturday, October 3, 2020 starting at 8:00 AM

2021 Science Olympiad National Tournament
at Arizona State University
Tempe Campus
May 21-22, 2021


Scilympiad Platform Demo Saturday, September 26th from 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm. Click HERE to sign up. Head Coaches, Event Coaches and students are welcome to attend.

Student Demo is forthcoming
National is scheduled to release the slate of events for Mini and Satellite SO by the end of week 9/21
DO NOT purchase SkyCiv license until receiving information from us
2020-2021 Registration now open
School registration is to inform San Diego Regional SO your intention to participate in the 2021 season. Registration fees payment is not required at the initial school registration process.
For the 2020-2021 Science Olympiad season, all Regional Tournaments and the State Tournament in Southern California will follow the Mini Science Olympiad model where students will be able to compete from home. The events for the tournaments will be announced after reviewing the alternate events recommended by National Science Olympiad. Mini SO Event Slate Updated 9/8/20
San Diego Regional Virtual Tournaments via Scilympiad platform

Updated 2021 Div. B & C Rules available for download 9/8/2020

BEAR SO Invitational 10/10/2020
Note: For the Boomilever replacement event, we will be using SkyCiv. All BEARSO teams will be provided with a one-month license to use the new SkyCiv software as part of their registration. Monthly Event Challenges

MY SO is a 9-month, calendar-based set of supports to keep students engaged in Science Olympiad at home, at school and afterschool.
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