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Science Olympiad

What is Science Olympiad?

Science Olympiad is one of the premiere science competitions in the nation, exposing students from grade levels K – 12 to 46 events covering all STEM disciplines.  The events are rigorous and standards-based, providing an even playing field for all participating teams. This competition is an excellent way to excite students about their potential educational and career choices with challenging yet fun experiences in an ever-changing lineup of events.

We have hosted Science Olympiad’s Louisiana Region 2 competition annually for the past 27 years here on the UL campus. We are very proud of our history, and are eager to continue this tradition into the future. This is a wonderful way to meet new potential UL students and introduce them to our University as a whole as well as our individual colleges and departments.

Example events include:

  • Bridge Building
  • Egg Drop
  • Designer Genes
  • Geologic Mapping
  • Bottle Rocket
  • Meterology
  • Can’t Judge a Powder by its Color
  • Astronomy
  • Crave the Wave

When is Science Olympiad?

The 2023 Louisiana Region 2 tournament will be held on February 25, 2023 on the UL campus.

How Can I Compete?

All schools competing in the regional tournament must be registered online with the State Science Olympiad in addition to submitting the Regional Registration Form​. We only accept teams affiliated with middle or high schools with in the Louisiana Region 2. We encourage any schools that would like to participate to contact us:

Also, please visit the National Science Olympiad Page to find out more information about the competition and for important insights and help with organizing a team.

How Can I be a Judge?

Volunteer judges are selected from UL Lafayette faculty/staff in the appropriate fields to the event. We always welcome new volunteer judges. If you are interested in helping, please contact Kathleen Knierim.

Make a Donation

Interested in donating to Science Olympiad? We are a 501-C-3 Tax Deductible Charity, and we welcome all who would like to help us run this annual competition.
All donations should be directed to Dr. Kathleen Knierim at PO Box 43700, Lafayette, LA 70504 or call 337-482-5680.