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
Registration and payment due by 12/30/2023 or at capacity, whichever occurs first
2024 Registration fees per team: $330 (San Diego $180 + State $75 + National $75)

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

2024 San Diego Regional Tournament

Divisions: A and B

Date: Saturday, Feb. 24, 2024

Location: San Diego Miramar College

Division: C

Date: Saturday, March 16, 2024

Location: University of San Diego

Southern California State Tournament
Divisions: B & C
Date: Saturday, April 6, 2024
Location: Caltech and Polytechnic


San Diego Regional USD Campus Info

Rules Clarifications are made to correct the rules in the Science Olympiad Rules Manuals or to clarify the meaning of the rules. The Rules Clarifications posted on Southern California Rules Clarifications only apply to tournaments in Southern California, including San Diego Regional.

Division C Clarifications cutoff date and time: 3/12/24 at 10:10 PM
Clarifications posted HERE

Division B Clarifications cutoff date and time: 2/22/24 at 12:00 AM: Clarifications posted
Posted 1/16/24 Updated 3/8/24
2024 Div C Final Schedule of Events
2024 Div C Event Groupings with Team Numbers
Division C Team Numbers Assigned. See Head Coach Dashboard
Posted 1/9/24 Updated 2/18/24
Division B Team Numbers Assigned. See Head Coach Dashboard
2024 Div B Event Groupings with Team Numbers
2024 Div B Final Schedule of Events
2024 Div B Competition Map
Div. B Tournament Info and Coach Action Task List HERE

Posted 1/10/24 Updated 2/18/24
2024 Div A Final Schedule of Events
Posted 9/5/2023 Updated 10/12/2023
2024 Divisions B and C Rules Available for Download
2024 Divisions A Rules Available for Purchase
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
School-Provided Proctors Volunteer Signup Instructions
Please read the instructions in its entirety before signing up
1. Click HERE for Division B
OR Click HERE for Division C
2. Click on "Sign in" link above the volunteer spots. DO NOT click on Login link in the upper right corner of the homepage
3. Enter Email, First Name, Last Name then hit Submit
4. Select School Affiliation from the dropdown (if prompted)
5. Click on the “Take this Spot” link of the preferred spot. Note, only one proctor spot per volunteer (email)
6. Confirmation email will be sent upon signup or cancellation; therefore, email must be accurate