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

Team Registration Opens September 5, 2023
2024 Registration fees per team: $330 (San Diego $175 + State $80 + National $75)

Note: Email automatically sent to principal for verification of head coaches and/or club officers

2024 Head Coaches Meeting & Workshops

Date: Saturday, November 4, 2023

Location: University of San Diego

Details to follow
2024 San Diego Regional Tournament

Divisions: A and B

Location: San Diego Miramar College

Date: Saturday, Feb. 24, 2024

Division: C

Location: University of San Diego

Date: Saturday, March 16, 2024
Southern California State Tournament
Divisions: B & C
Date: Tentatively Saturday, April 6, 2024
Location: TBD


Posted 9/6/2023
2024 Div. B Event Grouping/Conflicts
2024 Div. C Event Grouping/Conflicts
Posted 9/5/2023
2024 Rules Available for Download
Division A (Grades 3-6)
Division B (Grades 6-9)
Division C (Grades 9-12)

2024 Event Slate here
Invitational Tournaments
Invitational Tournaments allow teams to compete in tournaments that do not impact regional or state advancement or rankings. They are great resources for team preparations and tryouts. For listing, click on: Invitational Tournaments

San Diego Science Olympiad Partners

University of San Diego
USD Campus Video Tours
Society for Women in Graduate Studies in Chemistry and Biochemistry at UCSD
STEM Center at California State University San Marcos