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Stock up on official 2022 National Tournament merchandise items that are available only through our online store linked below. Browse our selection of apparel, stickers, and other home goods.

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Social Media Contests (October to May)

Follow the 2022 National Tournament on social media, and participate in our monthly challenges for a chance to win cool Science Olympiad swag for yourself!

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STEM Expo (May 9–12, 2022)

The Science Olympiad National Tournament STEM Expo is returning this year with great new content for your team and your entire school community. Save the dates of Monday, May 9 through Thursday, May 12 - each night, new content will be posted, including a college admissions discussion panel, STEM research mini-lectures, alumni talks, and more! Stay tuned for more info in the coming weeks. See the full programming lineup at the link below!

2022 STEM Expo

Opening Ceremony (May 13, 2022)

The 2022 National Tournament kicks off with our Opening Ceremony, with a welcome to the tournament, a keynote speaker, Parade of States, and more! The Opening Ceremony will be broadcast on Friday, May 13, 2022, at 8 PM ET / 7 PM CT / 6 PM MT / 5 PM PT via Science Olympiad TV on YouTube.

Parade of States

The Parade of States features the most important part of the tournament—you! Your team worked so hard over the past year and you made it! Now we want to see who the superstars on your team are.

The Parade of States will take place virtually so it's your chance to be creative! Think of what embodies your home state and your team's spirit and share it with our Science Olympiad nation! Click the link below for video requirements.

Awards Ceremony (May 18, 2022)

Close out the 2022 National Tournament with recognition of our top event performers, top overall teams, and other award winners! Which teams will take home this year's championships? Tune in to the Awards Ceremony on Wednesday, May 18, 2022, at 8 PM ET / 7 PM CT / 6 PM MT / 5 PM PT, to be broadcast via Science Olympiad TV on YouTube!

Awards + Scholarships

2022 Science Olympiad $50K Founders' Scholarships - To honor the founders of the national Science Olympiad organization, Dr. Gerard and Sharon Putz and Jack Cairns, Science Olympiad will award five outstanding high school seniors with $10,000 college scholarships. The application is now open and is due Monday, April 11, 2022, 11:59 PM Central Standard Time. Click here to learn more and go to the application form.

2022 Science Olympiad Awards and Prizes - 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 awards. Click here to view the list of awards and prizes.

2022 Science Olympiad Spirit Awards - The Science Olympiad Spirit Awards are among the highest honors given to teams and recognize students and coaches that have a positive attitude, exemplify teamwork, have respect for the rules and their fellow competitors, and exhibit sportsmanlike conduct. One (1) Division B team and one (1) Division C team qualifying for the 2022 National Tournament each will be presented with $2,000 checks to be used toward furthering the school’s Science Olympiad program. Teams will be chosen by their work exhibiting the 3C’s of Science Olympiad during the academic year: Character and Citizenship in the Community. Teams, coaches and state directors are encouraged to tag their social media posts with the hashtag #SO2022Caltech to be considered. Participating in the Smart To Be Good fundraiser for STEAM:CODERS is encouraged. Winners announced during the Awards Ceremony on May 18!

2022 Coaching Excellence Award - The Coaching Excellence Award will be awarded to eight (8) coaches, with two (2) winners receiving free registration for the 2022 Science Olympiad Summer Institute (SOSI), a week-long workshop in Arizona, and six (6) winners receiving free registration for the 2022 Virtual Event Bootcamp. SOSI and the Virtual Event Bootcamp both allow coaches to get the most up-to-date information and in-depth explanations about the 46 Division B and Division C events for the 2022 season from Science Olympiad National Rules Committee Chairs and top National Event Supervisors and staff. Click here to nominate a coach.

Smart to be Good Program

To shine a light on the power of charitable giving and service, Science Olympiad and Caltech are partnering with STEAM:CODERS, a nonprofit serving underserved youth in the greater Los Angeles area. Science Olympiad teams, coaches, parents, officials, sponsors and volunteers will be invited to donate any amount. Let's show our Science Olympiad spirit to those who need a hand. It's Good to be Smart, and Smart to be Good! See the Science Olympiad press release for more information. #3CS #SO2022Caltech

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. On April 25, 2022, JST hosted its 11th Annual Japan High School Science Championships (JHSSC), where the Grand Prize is a chance to participate in the 2022 Science Olympiad National Tournament presented in partnership with Caltech. As they did at the 2012-2021 National Tournaments, Japanese students will join their American peers online in tests, march in the virtual Parade of States and participate as guests in selected Science Olympiad events. Please join us in welcoming the High School at Komaba, University Tsukuba from the Tokyo Prefecture as the 2022 Global Ambassador Team from Japan at the 2022 Science Olympiad National Tournament!

Please join us in welcoming the High School at Komaba, University Tsukuba from the Tokyo Prefecture as the 2022 Global Ambassador Team from Japan at the 2022 Science Olympiad National Tournament!