Welcome to the official website for the Orange County Regional Science Olympiad, an annual event sponsored in partnership between the Orange County Department of Education, Golden West and Santa Ana Colleges. 

If your school wishes to participate in the Science Olympiad competition, the teacher acting as coach for the team must contact Orange County Department of Education no later than mid-October of the year preceding the competition.  Please email Sandra Pradyanata at spradyanata@ocde.us for details.

Science Olympiad, a national program, provides a gateway for career opportunities for students in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).  It provides middle and high school students with opportunities to demonstrate critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creativity through the use of scientific and engineering practices embedded within STEM-related competitive events.

The following website contains clarifications for all questions submitted to the state directors of Science Olympiad.  This site includes all of the national FAQ's and clarifications as well as the state and regional ones.


You may submit a request for clarification to the site below:

Regional Competition
February 28, 2014

Science Olympiad tournaments are interscholastic academic competitions that consist of a series of individual and team events for which students prepare for during the year. The events are balanced among the science disciplines of chemistry, biology, earth science, physics, and technology. There is also a balance between events requiring knowledge of science facts, concepts, processes, skills, and science applications.  The day concludes with a ceremony where individuals and teams are awarded medals, ribbons, and trophies for their achievements. One of the goals of Science Olympiad is to elevate science education and learning to a level of enthusiasm that is normally reserved only for varsity sports programs. 

Please note that enrollment to participate in the Science Olympiad regional contest must be accomplished through the Orange County Department of Education. Registration on this website is only for schools that have already registered and paid their fees. 

This year, high school teams will come to Golden West College, and middle school teams to Santa Ana College.

We ask that participating schools register on this website between Monday, February 10 and Wednesday, February 19, 2014.

Your registration must be complete by February 19, at 4 PM.  Please make all editing changes by this time as well.  Changes after this date will be accepted only for reason of illness or other unanticipated circumstances.

Please check the Special Announcements link on this page now and as the contest date approaches. We hope your find the information there useful. Any changes in schedule or rooms will be announced there as they occur, as well as on the day of the event.

If you have questions about either site, please contact the Orange County Department of Education, at spradyanata@ocde.us.

The director of Science Olympiad at Golden West College is Dr. Carol Grimes, Professor of Chemistry Emerita. The directors at Santa Ana College are Kimo Harris and Patty Oertel.

Event List 2014

Middle School Division B High School Division C

Registration for Building
Events Div B

  • Anatomy
  • Boomilever
  • Can’t Judge a Powder
  • Crimebusters
  • Disease Detectives
  • Dynamic Planet
  • Entomology
  • Helicopter
  • Heredity
  • Metric Master
  • Road Scholar
  • Rocks and Minerals
  • Rotor Egg Drop
  • Shock Value
  • Simple Machines
  • Solar System
  • Sounds of Music
  • Water Quality
  • Wheeled Vehicle

Registration for Building
Events Div C

  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Designer Genes
  • Disease
  • Detectives
  • Water Quality
  • Entomology
  • Astronomy
  • Dynamic Planet
  • Rocks and Minerals
  • GeoLogic Mapping
  • Circuit Lab
  • Compound Machines
  • Chem Lab
  • Forensic
  • Boomileve
  • Elastic Launched Glider
  • Scrambler
  • Bungee Drop

Photos from the 2013 Event