2018 National Tournament
Congratulations to the new 2018 Champs - Troy High School from Fullerton, California (Back-to-Back Champs!) and Solon Middle School from Solon, OH are the Division C and Division B winners of the 34th Annual Science Olympiad National Tournament!
Top 6 Places for Division B
Top 6 Places for Division C
Official Photos, Video and Press Releases
Medal Winner Photos for all 23 Events in Div. B/C and Top 6 Team Places Overall in Div. B/C - posted on Facebook
Troy HS Official Team Winner Photo (JPG)
Solon MS Official Team Winner Photo (JPG)
Final Results Press Release May 20, 2018
Opening Ceremony, Action Shots and Award Ceremony medal and trophy recipient highlight photos all posted on Facebook
Legislative and Media Coverage
Congratulations/Welcome Letter from United States Senator Cory Gardner (CO) May 17, 2018
National Tournament Team Congratulations Letter from Governor Rick Scott (FL) June 22, 2018
US House of Representatives Congressional Record Declaration for River City Science Academy from Congressman John Rutherford (FL)
USA Today - Daily Coloradan - May 17, 2018
New Jersey Star Ledger - June 4, 2018
Cincinnati Enquirer - June 13, 2018
The Science Olympiad National Tournament is the pinnacle of achievement for 120 of the country's best Science Olympiad teams, representing more than 2,000 students. The 34th Annual Science Olympiad National Tournament was hosted on May 18-19, 2018, by Colorado State University in Ft. Collins, Colorado. On the CSU 2018 Science Olympiad National Tournament website, you'll find information about events like Disease Detectives, Hovercraft, Microbe Mission, Crime Busters, Towers and everything you need to plan your team trip to Fort Collins, including event schedules, trial events, banquet and ceremony info. Document your journey to Colorado using the Twitter handles and hashtags: #SO2018CSU @SOAlumniNetwork
State Team Numbers
State Team Numbers for the 2018 Science Olympiad National Tournament - Please note: in each state besides California that sends two teams, the higher first placing team is awarded the lower team number (so for New York Div. C, 1st place gets C1, 2nd place gets C2). For California, which is split into two sections, the section with the higher membership gets the lower team number. These numbers are posted around April 1.
National Tournament Forms
- For Winning Teams Only: 2018 State Bid Acceptance (Google Form)
- Note: All info on the 2018 National Tournament website is accessible without a password; teams may use the housing and dining link immediately after accepting their national bid to set up dorms and meals (there is dorm space for all teams). Do not sign up unless your bid has been confirmed by your State Director and the scoring window has officially closed. All teams must click the Tournament Registration and Required Forms links on the 2018 National Tournament website and follow the steps including downloading the roster, medical, video release and permission slips to turn in at Registration in Fort Collins.
- Printable National Tournament Congratulations Letter (PDF)
- Final Team Registration/Roster Form (PDF) - Signatures required
For Science Olympiad media inquiries or press photos, please contact Bob Kopach: [email protected]
National Tournament Pre-Event Press Release - May 1, 2018
Information for Science Olympiad Volunteers and Coaches
Awards and Prizes
2018 National Tournament Prize List - Science Olympiad is grateful to our sponsors and partners, who support the achievement of our Science Olympiad competitors by awarding fantastic prizes, cash scholarships and student and professional development opportunities. Updated May 4, 2018 ALL PRIZE WINNERS LIST
Lockheed Martin Spirit Awards - One Division B and one Division C team each year are honored with this award bestowed upon the team that best exempifies good sportsmanship, team collaboration and school spirit. Event supervisors will privately nominate teams based on their participation in each event, so be at your best at all times! You never know who's watching when you do a good deed, congratulate another team, or help a fellow competitor. ($2,000 per school)
Lockheed Martin Coaching Excellence Awards Nomination Form for 2018 National-Bound Coaches - One coach per team may fill out this form to win one of four (4) expenses-paid trips to the Science Olympiad Summer Institute in Phoenix, Arizona, July 16-20, 2018. Bring your completed form to Registration at the National Tournament, or fill out a paper copy available at Registration (one form per team will be included in each Coaches Registration Box/Packet).
NEW SCHOLARSHIP ANNOUNCED! Audition to be "The Next ACE Hardware Science Star!" at the ACE Hardware Science booth Friday, May 18 from 9am to 2pm - Steve Jacobs of Mr. Wizard and Mythbusters fame will be on hand to virtually direct students through a short video audition using hardware props. Five winners will be chosen. The single Grand Prize Student Winner will receive a $2,000 college scholarship (held in escrow until college enrollment; then paid directly to the college). All five winners will receive $250 each for their Science Olympiad teams and a Bose SoundLink II Bluetooth remote speaker! Winners will be notified via email post-tournament through their Science Olympiad coach. Must be a varsity Div. B or Div. C Science Olympiad team member to participate.
Frequently Asked Questions and Clarifications
Note: The Science Olympiad FAQ system will close at midnight roughly a week before the National Tournament, so be sure to submit your questions before that time.
Global Ambassador Team From Japan
In 2009, Board Members Dr. Gerard Putz and Jim Woodland traveled to Tokyo, Japan, to present Science Olympiad concepts to Japanese education officials from the Ministry of Education (MEXT) and the Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) at "Science Agora." A partnership between Science Olympiad and JST was born, founded on a shared passion for making science competition fun and exciting for all students. In 2018, JST hosted its 7th Annual Japan High School Science Championships (JHSSC), where the Grand Prize for the competition is a trip to the 2018 Science Olympiad National Tournament at Colorado State University. In 2015, the JHSSC added a Science Olympiad tradition to the contest, the ever-popular Swap Meet! As they did at the 2012-2017 National Tournaments, Japanese students will meet their American peers and participate as unranked guests in selected Science Olympiad events. Please welcome our friends from Eikou High School in Japan!
National Tournament Scoring Policy
At the end of the Science Olympiad National Tournament Awards Ceremony each team’s head coach will be provided one copy of the final scores. Within one hour after the ceremony is completed the head coach may submit compelling evidence of a scoring inconsistency using this Team Ranking Inquiry Form (will be a live link at the 2018 National Tournament). If the evidence is verified, the appropriate points, medals and trophies will be awarded for that team only. Thinking that your team "did better" than scores reflect is not considered compelling evidence. Teams will not be asked to return awards or to relinquish any points. Scores for the Science Olympiad National Tournament are not official until they are posted on the soinc.org website. For more information about Science Olympiad Scoring, please visit our Policies section.