2020 National Tournament

The National Science Olympiad Tournament is the pinnacle of STEM achievement for 2,200 of the country's best young scientists. The 36th Annual National Tournament will be hosted on May 13-16, 2020, by NC State University in Raleigh, North Carolina. Document your journey to NC State by #scioly2020!!


NC Science Olympiad

The Mission of NC Science Olympiad is to attract and retain the pool of K-12 students entering STEM degrees and careers in North Carolina.

National Science Olympiad

The culmination of nearly 300 Regional and State tournamnets is the Science Olympiad National Tournament, held at a different university each year.

NC State University

A powerhouse in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. NCSU leads in agrirculture, education, textiles, business, and resource management.


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Congratulations on making it to the 2020 National Science Olympiad Tournament! Just by being here you are already considered a winner in my book. You studied hard, practiced after school, competed against your peers and triumphed at your State Tournament. You've not only won the awards, but the respect of your classmates, your teachers, and your state. BE PROUD OF YOUR ACHIEVEMENTS!

Even through you may be feeling the pressure to do well at the National Tournament, remember to enjoy yourself. The 2020 National Tournament is all about Celebrating Wonder, that includes celebrating your achievements, your knowledge, and your potential. This is a time in your life that you will never forget - regardless of the outcome win or lose. I hope that you make new friends. Soak up the North Carolina and NC State University atmosphere. Show of your spirit and home state pride. Most importantly, celebrate your achievements. You will go home a hero no matter what.


- Kim Gervase, Executive Director of North Carolina Science Olympiad

May 13-16, 2020