Orange County Regional Science Olympiad

Orange County Regional Science Olympiad


What is it?

Science Olympiad is the premier team STEM competition in the nation, providing standards-based challenges to K-12 students across all 50 states. In cooperation with the Orange County Department of Education, UCI hosts the Orange County Regional Science Olympiad for students in 6-12th grade. The event hosts around 1000 students from about 50 local schools. Winners at our regional event often go on to win at the state and national level.


Want to get involved? 

Students: Fall Event Writers Course.  If you are interested in developing a test or practicum and then proctoring an event for course credit, contact Prof. Kim Edwards (

UCI Chapter of the Southern California Science Olympiad (UCI Student Club): If you are interested in supporting the Science Olympiad at UCI and at other events and locations, please join the Science Olympiad Student Club.  

Faculty: Financial support from faculty is needed each year for this program to run, if you are interested in supporting please consider adding OC Science Olympiad in your NSF proposals. You can access the language for the boilerplate text here.


Volunteers Needed!

The regional Science Olympiad is hosted at UCI on a Saturday in mid February, but preparations begin long before the day of the event. There are about 50 events such as Air Trajectory, Chem Lab, Codebusters, Ecology, Forestry, Flight, Forensics, Optics, Roller Coaster, Write It Do It and more! Volunteers are needed to help with materials, logistics, design and implementation of the events If you are interested in participating please visit this website.