The Science Olympiad is an international nonprofit organization devoted to improving the quality of science education, increasing student interest in science and providing recognition for outstanding achievement in science education by both students and teachers. Teams of 15 students develop their teamwork and problem solving throughout the year in preparation for each of the events. Traditionally, middle and high school teams initially compete in one-day regional tournaments that are held at several locations throughout Tennessee. The top 24 teams from each division advance to the state tournament held at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, in the spring. The winning team in each division then competes in the National Tournament generally scheduled in late May 2023.
2023 Tennessee State Science Olympiad
The 2023 Tennessee State Science Olympiad competition is tentatively scheduled for a Saturday in April 2023 and will be held in-person. Teams will register through Tennessee Science Olympiad. 2023 tournament details are TBA. Want to know where your regional tournament will take place? Read more about the regional competitions here.
2023 Rules Manuals
The Division B and C Rule Books are now available! Request your copies through Science Olympiad.
2023 State Event Coordinators Needed!
Event coordinators (EC) serve as judges for their specific event. Depending on the event, ECs will either compose and grade exams or judge experiments and contraptions. This opportunity is suitable for STEM professionals, faculty or grad students. Click here for full details or contact Trixie Stengle!
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