Science Olympiad

Registration Meeting

Wednesday, October 13 at 6:30 p.m.

Coach Karen walks you through this year’s registration and answers your Science Olympiad questions.
Attend the meeting to learn more!

Coach for Science Olympiad

Carlsbad Science Olympiad Volunteer Coaches Needed!
Help Carlsbad middle and high school students get excited about STEM while preparing to compete in the San Diego regional competition.

REgister for Science Olympiad

Explore the world of science! Register for your school’s team! Once registered, you will receive an email to sign-up for this season’s events. Contact your school’s Science Olympiad liaison for more information.

If you attend Carlsbad Seaside Academy, please register for your home school team.

What is Science Olympiad?

Science Olympiad is a team ‘sport’ for STEAM enthusiasts that challenges you to explore, collaborate, inquire, and learn! Work in teams to cross-train for a variety of events and compete with other students at the San Diego Regional Science Olympiad Competition!

High School, College, and Career-Ready

The Carlsbad Educational Foundation is honored to work with its local science and engineering partner, Viasat, and the Carlsbad Unified School District to provide middle and high school students the incredible opportunity to observe, experience and explore STEM careers. Student groups are mentored by adult science enthusiasts who are often professional scientist and/or engineers in the field.

Hands-On STEM Competition

Science Olympiad competitions are like academic track meets, consisting of a series of 23 team events in each division (Division B is middle school; Division C is high school). Each year, a portion of the events are rotated to reflect the ever-changing nature of genetics, earth science, chemistry, anatomy, physics, geology, mechanical engineering, and technology.

STEM Skills and Fun!

Teamwork is a required skill in most scientific careers today, and Science Olympiad encourages group learning by designing events that forge alliances. Even if you don’t think you are a “science person,” you will learn that you have skills to contribute to the group’s success.

Why YOU should Join Science Olympiad
  • Great addition to your academic resume.
  • Improve your study skills.
  • Learn more about subjects that interest you.
  • A sense of accomplishment.
  • Build cool gadgets.
  • It’s like getting an additional elective course.
  • Promotes teamwork and collaboration.
  • Make new friends.
  • It’s challenging and fun!!!

School Advisors

Aviara Oaks Middle

Calavera Hills Middle

Carlsbad High

Sage Creek High

Valley Middle

 Volunteer With Us!

If you’d like to volunteer as a virtual Science Olympiad coach and are high school-aged or older, please email Karen Lopez. You can choose one (or more) of the 46 events that you’d like to coach. Meetings are weekly with students through both virtual and in-person practice sessions. The season runs October through February. Practices are typically 1 to 1.5 hours every week per event.


Where can I find the Event Training Schedule?

Click here for Middle School (division B) event practice schedule

Click here for High School (division C) event practice schedule


Where can I find the Code of Ethics form?

Click here for Code of Ethics form


What Events are available this year?

Click here to see details for each event.


Is there an informational meeting for the 21-22 season?

A virtual informational session for the 2021-22 season will be September 29th at 6:30pm, via Zoom.

No password required to join.


Can I view the slides presented at the information sessions?

Follow this link to view the slides presented at the information session on September 29th.

Follow this link to view the slides presented at the registration info session on October 13th.


Can I watch the recording of the Zoom information session?

Topic: Science Olympiad Info Session
Start Time : Sep 29, 2021 06:21 PM

Meeting Recording:

Access Passcode: [email protected]


What are the Event rules?
What is the current 2022 Competition Event schedule?