Science Olympiad

Science Olympiad 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.

Founded in 2017, the University of Michigan Science Olympiad Invitational is the premier Science Olympiad Invitational in the State of Michigan. You can expect the same quality from our online tournament as you have come to know and love from our in-person tournament: high-quality tests written and vetted by our talented staff. We hope to "see" you at our 2021 tournament!

Tournament Contingencies

Use this Google Form if you are unable to save/submit answers on Scilympiad: you may submit Scilympiad screenshots or images/files that you are having problems uploading on Scilympiad. If you are able, contact your Event Supervisor if you use this form.

Please remember that all Arbitration must take place through Scilympiad. Arbitration-related emails will be ignored. All UMichScioly emails are being actively monitored, so if you have an urgent, non-arbitration related matter, please send an email right away and include a phone number.

Registration information

Registration will open October 1st at 5pm Eastern Time. Our registration process will involve a short Google form for pre-registration. Within a week, teams will receive confirmations along with invoices and any other requested materials for payment. At this time, they should register using the Scilympiad platform. We will provide a video tutorial walking through registration on Scilympiad. Teams who skip the pre-registration or who register on Scilympiad before receiving confirmation will be removed from the Scilympiad registration and will not be considered registered until they have proceeded according to our policies and received confirmation.

Fees will be 40$ per team this year, and we are delighted to announce that as part of our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion initiative, we will be offering fee waivers for a limited number of qualifying teams, by application only. To indicate interest in applying for a fee waiver, there will be a question on the pre-registration form. Interested teams will then be sent a link to our waiver application. Qualifying teams include those in rural or low-income districts, teams whose students are largely underrepresented in STEM fields, and teams who have extenuating financial circumstances.

The contents of the pre-registration forms are listed below so teams can be prepared

Email Address


Head Coach Name

Number of teams requested (Multiple choice: 1, 2, 3 or more)

Note: As in past years, there is no guarantee of more than 2 teams, but interested teams may request additional teams, and if we are able to, we will try to accommodate this

Paperwork needed to process payment (Checkboxes: W-9, Invoice, Nothing, Other)

Note: Though Scilympiad supports digital payment processing, we are unable to use this feature due to the financial structure of student organizations at the University of Michigan

Address for Invoice (optional, if invoice selected above)

I am interested in applying for a fee waiver (Multiple choice: Yes, No)

Note: Fee waivers are available to a select number of qualifying teams, which include those in rural or low-income districts, teams whose students are part of groups largely underrepresented in STEM fields, and teams who have extenuating financial circumstances

I understand that failure to submit requested information by set deadlines may result in the forfeiture of my teams' registration for the 2021 tournament. (Multiple choice: Yes)

Upcoming Dates