Science Olympiad

Science Olympiad is a nationwide competition that is devoted to improving the quality of science education, increasing student interest in science and providing recognition for outstanding achievement in science education. The Science Olympiad tournaments are rigorous academic interscholastic competitions that consist of a series of individual and team events which students prepare for during the year. These challenging and motivational events (23 per division) are balanced between the various science disciplines of biology, earth science, chemistry, physics, computers and technology.  Science Olympiad is designed to increase a student’s interest in STEM fields and provide recognition for outstanding achievement in team events. 


  • 9/22/20 UPDATE:  Draft Schedules for Mini SO, Satellite, and Split-Satellite will be posted approximately Oct. 17th. By then we will have information regarding the "alternate rules" for the online "build" events. The Bearso Invitational scheduled for Oct. 10th will be testing the new online format and all 23 Div B and 23 Div C events using the "alternate rules" for build events. The schedules, in addition to the formats, will be by a Saturday tournament on March 6th, by a Tues, Wed, Thurs tournament the previous week, or a combo of both. Hopefully, by December we will know if schools will be virtual (Mini SO) or in person (Satellite). The Split Satellite allows for normal device testing (more info to follow). All teams MUST test using the SAME format, Mini SO or Satellite.

Upcoming Dates

  • Coaches' Meeting - Thursday, October 8, 2020 (Zoom Meeting)
  • Coaches Workshop - Coordinated by National Science Olympiad

    The workshops will run on four Saturdays: September 19th, September 26th, October 17th, & October 24th. All sessions will run from 10AM - 12PM Central time. All registrants will receive all session materials and recordings. 

    Registration for the workshop is $100 and can be purchased online Science Olympiad store, and please help spread the word to any coach in your network who may be interested!

  • Saturday, October 10: Bay Area Science League Invitational (register here)

Cheryl Goulart, Regional Director

Leisa Turner, Co-Director