The 2020 events are here!



To date, this year, we will run the following events at the 2020 NYC Regional Competition:

1. Anatomy & Physiology

2. Boomilever

3. Circuit Lab

4. Crime Busters

5. Density Lab

6. Disease Detectives

7. Dynamic Planet

8. Elastic Launched Glider

9. Experimental Design

10. Food Science

11. Fossils

12. Game On

13. Heredity

14. Simple Machines

15. Meteorology

16. Mission Possible

17. Mousetrap Vehicle

18. Ornithology

19. Ping Pong Parachute (Ceiling Height 27' (8.2m); to bottom of rafters 23' 3" (7m)

20. Reach for the Stars (R4TS)

21. Road Scholar - Each team will need a copy of the AAA map for North/South Dakota FOR EACH COMPETING TEAM. If needed, letter sized topo maps will be provided. You must bring the AAA maps with you to the competition as maps will not be provided. As so

22. Water Quality

23. Write It, Do It

** "Trial" events - Quiz Bowl & Duct Tape Challenge

Event Rules

The 2020 Rules Manual can be downloaded from the national website. Also, be sure to check the National website for the most current Rules Clarifications and Rule Changes. 

Are you New to science olympiad?


...then the New School Award is for you!

Starting a Science Olympiad team is exciting for students, coaches and the entire school body. Learning new and wonderful academic events, building structures capable of holding up weight many times their own mass and opening the door to a nationally recognized science competition that will challenge your students more than they ever dreamed possible. But it can be a daunting task for those organizing and coaching the teams. You might wonder...

  • 23 events? How can my students - who are new to SciOly  - compete in so many events?
  • Do we have to participate in all 23 events? Or can we compete in less than 23?
  • Is there any way to begin with a smaller team? Less than 15 students?

To make the “leap” into Science Olympiad a little easier, schools that are new to SciOly, or those who have not competed in the past 5 years, will be considered “new schools.” Sometimes new schools may even decide to begin their first year in SciOly with less than 15 students - some signing up as few as 5 kids for their first year! And yes, while "new" schools/teams compete against all other schools, one of these new teams will also be eligible to win the New School Award, which is an award earned by the new school whose team does the best in a combination of the following ten events:

  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Density Lab
  • Dynamic Planet
  • Experimental Design
  • Heredity
  • Ornithology
  • Food Science
  • Road Scholar
  • Mission Possible
  • Write It, Do It

So if this is your first year, don’t sweat it! Compete in all the events, or just focus on these ten events, and have fun!

State, Regional, Div A & Trial Event DOwnloads

We will follow the State schedule for the NYC Regional Competition with the exception of a few ALL TEAM events to be run in the first time slot starting at 8:30 (which will further minimize any conflicts between events).  I reserve the right to alter the schedule slightly as it all depends on the number of teams that are registered.  Rooms will be added at a later time.

You can download a copy of the schedule below. 

**  For the most up-to-date New York State Science Olympiad (NYSSO) specific forms (such as those required for Registration), FAQ's or Rule Clarifications, as well as access to the 2020 Rules Manual, go to the NYSSO site (the SciOly National website) for the most current information.

For ALL TEAM FORMS, go here to download.