About Science Olympiad
Science Olympiad (http://soinc.org/) is a nonprofit organization developed to improve the quality of science education, increase student interest in science, and provide recognition of outstanding achievement in science education by both students and teachers. All of this is done through interscholastic competitions where students in grades K-12 (Texas State only offers programs for grades 6-12) can participate at invitational, local, regional, state, and national level competitions against teams from all 50 states.
Registration & Fees
Each team (see rules for team configuration) must register online to compete in a regional competition and pay $220 team registration fee. This $220 PER TEAM fee will pay for:
- entry of ONE 15 member team into ONE regional competition
- Invitational, State, and National affiliation fees for ONE team
- one Rules Manual for your teams' division
Teams MUST participate in a regional competition FIRST to qualify for State.
Regional competitions are limited to TWO teams per school. Additional teams may be requested after the close of registration if space is available and upon Regional and State Director approval.
Many Invitational competitions allow more than TWO teams to participate at their competition. This is at the discretion of the Invitational Director – check with them to see how many teams are allowed from each school. If a school wishes to have more than TWO teams compete at an invitational, they MUST register the additional teams and pay the discounted membership fee of $110 per additional team. This fee covers the necessary National, State and Invitational affiliation fees and one manual in their division. Each Invitational will have their own required entry fee for their competition – this fee is not included in the $110 affiliation fee.
Winning teams from State advance to Nationals. Please see the Rules page for details.