1/22/21 - The National Science Olympiad Office has updated their 2021 National Tournament Event Slate to run all the Technology and Engineering Design events as optional trial events. Write It, CAD It from Inquiry and Nature of Science was also made into a trial event.

Based on the updated national tournament event slate and to reduce the risk for students testing outside, the Southern California Regional and State Directors decided to run the following events as medal-only events (Participants will still earn individual medals for top 6 finishes):
- Mousetrap Vehicle B
- Gravity Vehicle C
- Mission Possible B
The three events listed above will be medal-only events for both the Southern California Regional and State Tournaments.
Many schools remaining locked down with students unable to access their devices, resources, or testing location helped influence this difficult decision.

- The Regional and State schedule has been updated to include the medal only events.

11/6/20 - In order to provide the competitors with an enhanced tournament experience, all Southern California Regionals will be held on one day, Saturday, February 27th. All teams will be participating on the same day, with each team, scored and ranked, within their registered region.
- Regionals continue to cross-collaborate between Regional Event Supervisors to further enhance students' experiences and continue to solidify friendships among regionals.
- Our primary objective is to take advantage of all the benefits that the mini-tournament provides to craft the best possible tournament experience for students.
- The event and modifications and the schedule are posted. The State Tournament will also use this schedule.
- Information on Trial events will be available at a later time.
- Please note that each IE, LA, OC, and SB team will receive a SkyCiv license as part of their registration once the registration dues have been received.

9/9/20 - Registration for the 2020-2021 Science Olympiad is now open. We're excited to share that Science Olympiad will continue with distance learning. 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. To support our teams, we have also removed the limit on the number of teams per school that can participate at our tournament and lowered the membership dues this year for Division B and C teams. The events for the tournaments will be announced after reviewing the alternate events recommended by National Science Olympiad. We will also be hosting a Division A tournament in a similar fashion. More information on Elementary Science Olympiad to come!

Science Olympiad competitions are like academic track meets, consisting of a series of team events in each division (Division B is middle school; Division C is high school). Each year, a portion of the events are rotated to reflect the ever-changing nature of genetics, earth science, chemistry, anatomy, physics, geology, mechanical engineering and technology.

Tournament Dates

Inland Empire B/C: Sat, Feb 27, 2021
Los Angeles B/C: Sat, Feb 27, 2021
Orange County B/C B/C: Sat, Feb 27, 2021
San Diego B/C: Sat, Feb 27, 2021
Santa Barbara B/C: Sat, Feb 27, 2021


SoCal State: Peter Hung
Inland Empire: Lisa Marroquin
Los Angeles: Alex Chao
Orange County: Christie Pearce
San Diego: Zoom Duong
Santa Barbara: Shivam Misra