State-wide tournament featuring a series of individual and team events for students grades 6-12
Friday-Saturday, April 24-25, 2020
The week of September 9, 2019
January 6, 2020
Saturday, November 9, 2019
Teams & Coaches
(read this stuff first)
(compete here to qualify for state)
- Dates & Rules for Regional Competitions
- Register a Division B team (closed)
- Register a Division C team (closed)
(practice here before regional competitions)
- Dates & Rules for Invitationals
- Register a Member Team ONLY (closed)
State Tournament Information:
(Texas A&M University, College Station)
- State Tournament Events
- Eligible Teams for State Tournament
- Forms & Deadlines for State Tournament
- Clarifications for State Tournament Events
- State Schedule - Division B (Middle School)
- State Schedule - Division C (High School)
- State Event Time-Slot Sign Up System
- State Travel and Accommodations
- State Tournament General Information
- State Tournament Frequently Asked Questions
If paying by check, payments submitted without documentation will be RETURNED to sender. Documentation (invoice, registration confirmation, etc.) MUST accompany payment if by mail/check.
A link will be provided on the generated reciept of your registration to pay by credit card.
Purchase Orders (PO's) are NOT accepted!
*A $30 fee will be charged for all returned checks and credit cards.
Absolutely NO REFUNDS!
Texas Science Olympiad:
The Texas Science Olympiad (TSO) tournament is a rigorous academic interscholastic competition that consists of a series of individual and team events which students (grades 6-12) prepare for during the year. The competitions follow the format of popular board games, TV shows, and athletic games. These challenging and motivational events are well balanced between the various science and engineering disciplines of biology, earth science, chemistry, physics, computers, and technology. There is also a balance between events requiring knowledge of facts, concepts, processes, skills, and science applications.
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Registration & Fees
Each team (see rules for team configuration) must register online to compete in a regional competition and pay $250 team registration fee. This $250 PER TEAM fee will pay for:
- entry of ONE 15 member team into ONE regional competition
- Invitational, State, and National affiliation fees for ONE team
Regional competition is required of all schools advancing to Texas Science Olympiad. The schools that qualify to compete at Nationals one year will automatically advance to the Texas Science Olympiad the following year. They will compete at a regional tournament as usual, but the TSO slots allocated to that regional will be given to the highest-ranking schools that did not qualify for the National Science Olympiad the previous year. Upon the completion of all regional competitions and notification of state qualifiers, teams participating in the TSO will be entered in a random lottery for team numbers.
Regional competitions are limited to TWO teams per school. Additional teams may be requested after the close of registration if space is available and upon Regional and State Director approval. Click here to learn more about the Regional tournaments and registration. —OR— Click here to register your team NOW for a Regional tournament.
Many Invitational competitions allow more than TWO teams to participate at their competition. This is at the discretion of the Invitational Director – check with them to see how many teams are allowed from each school. If a school wishes to have more than TWO teams compete at an invitational, they MUST register the additional teams and pay the discounted membership fee of $125 per additional team. This fee covers the necessary National, State and Invitational affiliation fees and one manual in their division. Each Invitational will have their own required entry fee for their competition – this fee is not included in the $125 affiliation fee. Click here to learn more about Invitational tournaments and member teams.
Winning teams from State advance to Nationals. Please see the Rules page for details.
Teams at TSO
Texas Science Olympiad Coaches' Clinic
The purpose of this Coaches’ Clinic is to introduce the current years' events for the Texas Science Olympiad. Through this series of workshops, coaches will develop a better understanding of the events along with strategies for their classroom implementation. The clinic workshops will be conducted by experienced event supervisors and coaches. To learn more about the Texas Science Olympiad Coaches' Clinic, click here.
Additional Coach Resources
Science Olympiad Inc.‹— This site has a tremendous amount of information and rules for coaches, both new and veteran!
Awards at the state tournament:
Trophies will be awarded to the top four Division B (grades 6-9) and C (grades 9-12) school teams compiling the least total points during the Olympiad. Awards will also be given for each event and for best team spirit. Additionally, the 1st place team in each of Divisions B and C will be invited to represent Texas at the National Science Olympiad tournament. A second team in each division may also be invited to participate at National Science Olympiad depending upon total membership numbers.
Student participants are expected to compete in tournament events with an honest effort to follow the rules and the spirit of that competition. The goal of competition is to give one's best effort while displaying honesty, integrity and sportsmanship. Students, coaches, parents and guests are expected to display courtesy and respect toward Olympiad officials, other teams, and guests of the Olympiad. Failure to show honesty and/or courtesy by a participant, coach, parent, or guest of the team may result in the disqualification of the team from that event, the entire tournament or future tournaments.
Educational Outreach and Women's Programs realizes that in any competition, differences of opinion about the judges interpretations may occur. It is the policy of the Outreach Programs to support the interpretations and final decisions of the judges panel.
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Saturday, February 22, 2020
UT Austin Regional at University of Texas in Austin
University of Texas at Austin
Austin Saturday, February 22, 2020
Rio Grande Valley Regional at South Texas College, McAllen
South Texas College
McAllen Saturday, February 29, 2020
Tarleton Regional, Stephenville
Tarleton State University
Stephenville Saturday, February 29, 2020
Galveston Regional at Texas A&M - Galveston
Texas A&M University at Galveston
Galveston Saturday, February 29, 2020
Ft Worth Regional at Tarrant County College -- South Campus
Tarrant County College -- South Campus
Ft Worth Saturday, February 29, 2020
Gulf Coast Regional, Houston
Lone Star College
Houston Saturday, March 07, 2020
San Antonio Regional at Texas A&M - San Antonio
Texas A&M University at San Antonio
San Antonio Saturday, March 07, 2020
Dallas/Ft. Worth Regional at North Lake College, Dallas
North Lake College
Dallas Saturday, March 07, 2020
Corpus Christi Regional at Texas A&M - Corpus Christi
Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi
Corpus Christi Friday, April 24, 2020
INTERNATIONAL TEAMS ONLY