Oregon Science Olympiad
team-based science and engineering competition
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What is Science Olympiad? 


Science Olympiad is the premier national science competition at the middle and high school levels.  This exciting video gives you a sense of the truly amazing achievements of Science Olympiad participants and this brochure explains the national-level Science Olympiad program.  

In preparation for the National tournament, National Science Olympiad writes, prints and distributes an official rule book each October.  This rule book outlines 23 B-Division (junior high and middle school) and 23 C-Division (high school) events selected from a pool of over 70 events.  Events are the categories from which students may choose to study and prepare each year. These events have titles like Battery Buggy, Mystery Architecture, Bridge Building and such. As a whole, the selection of 23 events require that a team (of up to 15 students) learn portions of every area of science included in the majority of school science curricula. The rules for these events are meticulously edited each spring and summer by Science Olympiad leadership throughout the country.  Each set of rules provide testing specifications which students must meet to be eligible for the National Science Olympiad competition.

Oregon Science Olympiad 


Oregon Science Olympiad is a state level organization which operates independently of National Science Olympiad.  Its goals are to organize the Oregon Science Olympiad tournament in April, and to promote science and engineering education though the use of Science Olympiad events.  At the competition, competitors will receive trophies and medals recognizing their hard work, and celebrate science and engineering with other students, coaches, science researchers, engineers, and amateur organizations.  Winners move on to the National Science Olympiad tournament 2019, located at Cornell University in New York.

If you would like to learn more about Oregon Science Olympiad, please get involved! There are many different roles that you could participate in to help Oregon students excel and enjoy science and engineering. Take a look around this website, or e-mail us.


 "The Oregon Science Olympiad program provides a highly motivating mix of collaboration and competition, centered around exactly what we need American students competing at now: science and engineering."