Science Olympiad National Invitational Tournament
January 8, 2022
Hosted by Caltech and Southern California Science Olympiad, hosts of the 2022 National Tournament
Register Registered Teams Division B Events Division C Events Schedule
Caltech and Southern California Science Olympiad are excited to partner with the National Science Olympiad Office to host this year's National Invitational. The National Invitational is the nation's premier Science Olympiad Invitational Tournament run by the top Event Supervisors in the country, many of whom have been past National Event Supervisors.
This tournament will allow teams from all over the country to experience the National Tournament experience as they may find the approaches and formats similar to the National Tournament. To mirror the format of this year's National Tournament, the National Invitational will be run using the Satellite model where teams compete at their own schools under the supervision of their coaches.
Registration is open to all Division B and Division C teams, and the fee for each team is $120.
Questions? Reach out to Peter Hung at email@example.com.
Frequently Asked Questions
How does this relate to the National Tournament?
The National Invitational is hosted jointly between this year's National Tournament host and the National Science Olympiad Office. Many of the Event Supervisors have served as National Event Supervisors in the past and teams can expect to see some similarities in the approaches and format of various events.
Do I need an invitation to register? Do I need to qualify in order to register?
No invitation or qualification is needed. Just like other invitational tournaments, any teams registered with their state Science Olympiad chapter may register.
How much is registration? How many teams can register?
The registration fee for each team is $120. We are not restricting the number of teams per school. We are currently limiting the number of teams for the entire tournament to 200 teams in each Division B and Division C.
What events will be run? What schedule will be followed?
The events run are listed here for Division B and Division C. All events, except the Trial Events with rules linked on the schedule, will follow rules from the Rules Manual. The schedule for the tournament is displayed at the bottom of this page.
Will events be run following rules for the regional, state, or national level?
Because this tournament is an invitational, it will use rules for the regional level from the Rules Manual.
How will events with device testing be run?
For events with device testing, each team will submit a video demonstrating their device (more details to come) by December 18, 2021. These video submissions will be reviewed by the Event Supervisors and the top teams for each event will be invited to schedule a live demonstration of their device on tournament day through video call. The demonstration through the video call will determine the placement of these top teams. The rest of the teams will be ranked by their video submissions.
Does my team need to provide a test or volunteers?
No, all tests and grading will be handled by Event Supervisors that our tournament will provide.
Can I compete in this tournament from home?
No, because this tournament follows the Satellite format, you must compete in your events at your school under the supervision of your coach. If you are part of a homeschool team, you should competing in your normal homeschooling environment.
Will graded tests be returned to teams?
Yes, tests will be returned as it's expected of invitational tournaments.
Will there be an awards ceremony? Will there be medals?
Yes, an awards ceremony will be premiered on YouTube with the medals and trophies will be mailed to the corresponding schools. We'll be awarding medals for the top 10 places for each event. Depending on the number of teams, this number may increase.
|Block 1||Block 2||Block 3||Block 4||Block 5||Block 6||Trial 1|
|Crave the Wave||Codebusters||Anatomy & Physiology||Bio Process Lab||Disease Detectives||Food Science||Botany|
|Green Generation||Meteorology||Dynamic Planet||Crime Busters||Road Scholar||Solar System||Digital Structures|
|Rocks & Minerals||Ornithology||Experimental Design||Write It Do It||Sounds of Music (Test)||Run It Code It|
|Write It CAD It|
|Self-Scheduled: Bridge, Electric Wright Stuff, Mission Possible, Mousetrap Vehicle, Ping Pong Parachute, Sounds of Music (Performance), Storm the Castle|
|Block 1||Block 2||Block 3||Block 4||Block 5||Block 6||Trial 1||Trial 2|
|Codebusters||Disease Detectives||Detector Building (Test)||Chem Lab||Cell Biology||Anatomy & Physiology||Bioinformatics||Botany|
|Dynamic Planet||It's About Time (Test)||Green Generation||WiFi Lab (Test)||Experimental Design||Astronomy||Digital Structures||Cybersecurity|
|Ornithology||Remote Sensing||Rocks & Minerals||Write It Do It||Forensics||Env. Chemistry||Run It Code It||Machine Learning|
|Write It CAD It|
|Self-Scheduled: Bridge, Detector Building (Device), Gravity Vehicle, It's About Time (Device), Ping Pong Parachute, Trajectory, WiFi Lab (Device), Wright Stuff|