State and Regional Tournaments

The Pennsylvania Science Olympiad hosts six regional tournaments and one state tournament. All tournaments will be conducted based on the rules listed in the National Science Olympiad Coaches’ Manual.

Based on a percentage of teams registered at a regional sites, the highest scoring teams in both Division B (grades 6–9) and Division C (grades 9–12) from each region will be invited to compete in the State Tournament.

First- and second-place team winners in each of the two divisions at the state competition will be eligible to compete at the national tournament.

If you need further information or have questions, please contact State Director Roger Demos at

Northwestern Region at Penn State Erie Campus 
Includes Butler, Cameron, Clarion, Crawford, Elk, Erie, Forest, Jefferson, Lawrence, McKean, Mercer, Potter, Venango, and Warren counties.
Regional Tournament: March 6, 2018 
Dr. Chuck Yeung -

Southwestern Region at California University of PA
Includes Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Bedford, Blair, Cambria, Fayette, Fulton, Greene, Indiana, Somerset, Washington, and West Moreland counties.
Regional Tournament: March 7, 2018 ( This is a Change from March 21, 2018)
Dr. Swarndeep Gill -

Central Region at Millersville University 
Includes Adams, Centre, Clearfield, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Huntingdon, Juniata, Lancaster, Lebanon, Mifflin, Perry, Snyder, Union, and York counties.
Regional Tournament: March 24, 2018 
Dr. Kathryn Allen -

Northeastern Region at Penn State Wilkes-Barre Campus 
Includes Bradford, Carbon, Clinton, Columbia, Lackawanna, Luzerne, Lycoming, Montour, Pike, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Tioga, Wayne, and Wyoming counties.
Regional Tournament: March 7, 2018 
Tim Sichler -

Central East Region at Kutztown University 
Includes Berks, Lehigh, Northumberland, Northampton, and Schuylkill counties.
Regional Tournament: March 15, 2018 -- Snow Date March 16
Joann Monko & Eric Laub -

Southeastern Region at Neumann University 
Includes Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia counties.
Regional Tournament: February 28, 2018
Dr. Patricia Fallest-Strobl -

Southeast Urban at Saint Joseph's University
Includes Philadelphia county teams qualifying for the Urban Initiative.
More information can be found on the urban initative page
found in the drop down menu at the top of this page
or by . clicking here

State Tournament at Juniata College 
State Tournament: April 28, 2018
Briana Benson -

National Tournament at Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO
National Tournament: May 18 & 19, 2018