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Department of Education
Science Olympiad is a national non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of K-12 science education, increasing male, female and minority interest in science, creating a technologically-literate workforce and providing recognition for outstanding achievement by both students and teachers. These goals are achieved by participating in Science Olympiad tournaments and non-competitive events, incorporating Science Olympiad into classroom curriculum and attending teacher training institutes.
Welcome to the 2021-2022 Science Olympiad season. Below are some updates as you prepare your teams for this year's competition:
The rules manuals were released earlier this week and they are available for free at https://www.soinc.org/rules-2022. Please remember not to post these PDFs or send them as an attachment. National Science Olympiad requests that all players, coaches and officials download their own copies and agree to their stipulations.
Registration will begin Monday, September 13, 2021, on this web page. You can do that by clicking on "Coaches" at the top of this page and then "School/Team Registration."
All of the Regional Tournaments are currently planned to be part of the SoCal Joint-Regional Tournament. Most Regionals will be using the Satellite Tournament Model on Saturday, Feb 26, 2022. In the Satellite Tournament Model, teams will be competing at their own school under the supervision of their coaches. On tournament day, the written tests will be provided through the Scilympiad platform and the construction events will be demonstrated at your own school through video calls with the Event Supervisor.
As safety and health guidelines and host site availability change between now and February, we may change the model to a Hybrid-Satellite Model or a Mini Model. If there are changes to the model, we will update you with the information. We will finalize the tournament model on January 7, 2022.
The 2022 SoCal Events and schedule are available here. The schedule and event conflicts are based on the National Tournament schedule found at the end of the rules manual. Click here to view how each model of the tournament will affect if the event will be a medal-only event or if it’ll count toward the team total.
For the 2021-2022 Science Olympiad season, Southern California Regionals are currently planning to be part of the SoCal Joint-Regional Tournament using the Satellite Tournament Model on Saturday, Feb 26, 2022. In the Satellite Tournament Model, teams will be competing at their own school under the supervision of their coaches. On tournament day, the written tests will be provided through the Scilympiad platform and the construction events will be demonstrated at your own school through video calls with the Event Supervisor.
Different models of Tournament:- Satellite Tournament: Events (both written and construction) proctored by the coach at the school site using the Scilympiad platform- Hybrid-Satellite Tournament: Written events administered by the coach at the school site using the Scilympiad platform, and on a separate day, construction events done in-person at a single location for all teams- MiniSO Tournament: Events (both written and construction) take place at the student’s home using the Scilympiad platform
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.