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Event Supervisors

Below you'll find a variety of resources to help you act as an Event Supervisor at a Science Olympiad Invitational, Regional, State or National Tournament. For more information about your State Science Olympiad Organization, see our list of 49 State websites. All supervisors should be familiar with the Code of Ethics and General RulesScoring Policies and should review the Scoring Best Practices document.

Event Logistics Chart for 2015 - Essential information table with specs on room type needed, estimated hours of preparation time, minimum suggested supplies to run the event, the number of helpers neded and any comments from the National Rules Committee Chairs. 2016 version coming soon!

If you are an Event Supervisor for a Science Olympiad tournament, make sure you are working off the official event rules from the current year's manual - for the 2015-2016 competition year, you must use the new 2016 Division B and Division C Rules Manuals. You can ask your State Director for a PDF of the Event Rule you are supervising (do not post) or obtain a manual in the Science Olympiad Store. Science Olympiad does not post the Event Rules online or on any website, and if you see evidence of illegal posting, please report it.

The Science Olympiad Rules are available as apps for smart phones and tablets in the Google Play and iTunes Stores. Search for "SO Mobile B" and "SO Mobile C". 2016 version coming soon!

2015 Division B Events - 2016 Coming soon!

2015 Division C Events - 2016 Coming soon!

Each of the individual Science Olympiad event pages on this main Science Olympiad site contains Power Points, Training Handouts, Sample Score Sheets and other valuable free resources that you can use to understand each Science Olympiad event. Many event pages also contain links to Event Supervisor Guides, found here:

Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) Alignment for all 46 2015 Events

NEW! Mandatory Science Olympiad Eye Protection Policy Updated July 29, 2015

Score Sheets and Team Checklists posted December 2014 for all 2015 Tech/Engineering and Physics Events:

  • Air Trajectory B/C
  • Bottle Rocket B
  • Bridge B/C
  • Compound Machines C
  • Simple Machines B
  • Elastic Launched Glider B
  • Robo-Cross B
  • Wheeled Vehicle B
  • Bungee Drop C
  • It's About Time C
  • Mission Possible C
  • Scrambler C
  • Wright Stuff C

Anatomy & Physiology Division B & C Division Event Supervisor Guide for 2015

Astronomy Division C 2015

Bio-Process Lab B Event Supervisor Guide for 2015

Bungee Drop C Instructions 

Cell Biology C Event Supervisor Guide for 2015

Compound Machines C Event Supervisor Guide for 2015

Disease Detectives Divisions B & C Event Supervisor Guide for 2015

Disease Detectives Division C ONLY - Tips for Supervisors about Statistics

Entomology Divisions B & C Event Supervisor Guide for 2015

Experimental Design Divisions B & C - New 2015 Scoring Explanation

Green Generation Divisions B & C Event Supervisor Guide for 2015

Hydrogeology Trial Event - Division C - New Rules Posted for 2015 trial competitions - Event Supervisors Guide

It's About Time C New 2015 Sound File Posted

Protein Modeling C 2015 Letter for State Directors about Pre-Build and On-Site Models and Exams; how to request on-site materials - Event Supervisors Section on MSOE website

Simple Machines Division B Event Supervisor Guide for 2015

Solar System Division B 2015 Annotated Sample Test with Instructions

  • Webinars from NASA/Harvard's Chandra X-Ray Observatory 1/20/15

Wheeled Vehicle Division B Event Supervisor Tips on Timing - 2015 Sample Track Design