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Central Maryland Tournament

Central Maryland Tournament

February 24, 2018

Central Regional Tournament is hosted by University Of Maryland at College Park and is for both Middle & High Schools.

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Baltimore City Tournament

Baltimore City Tournament

March 3, 2018

Hosted by Morgan State University the Baltimore City Tournament is specifically for Baltimore city schools.

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Maryland State Finals

Maryland State Finals

April 14, 2018

Teams advancing from regional tournaments attend the State Tournament hosted by the Johns Hopkins University

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Latest news & Announcements

MSO has instituted changes to its process and returning coaches and students should make note of the following:

  1. Student accounts are no longer utilized. Coaches must enter student names using an online roster prior to the deadlines posted.
  2. Team numbers will not carry over from regional to state tournament. Teams will be numbered sequentially for each tournament 1-n. Team numbers will be assigned approximately one month before each tournament.
  3. Fees will remain $360 per initial team, but additional teams are now $250 per team.  We expect the limit to be 50 teams per division at the Central Regional.
  4. Event rules books will no longer be mailed. They are available online at the National Science Olympiad Website ( )

Important Dates & Deadlines

I am a school teacher, how do i signup a team ?
One coach/teacher from each school should register their teams by clicking on any of the Register Team buttons on this site located in the coach section or on the homepage. If your school has not participated in MSO before, please have information such as number of students enrolled ready to enter during registration.
Can I volunteer to help ?
I am a middle/high school student, how do i participate ?
Is there a cost to participate?
There are a total of 23 events per division planned at the Central Regional and State Tournaments in addition to Trial/Test Events.

For a full descriptions, resources and a free rules book, please visit the National Science Olympiad website at

Inspiring the next generation of scientists and engineers

The Science Olympiad was created in 1983 by Dr. Gerard J. Putz and Jack Cairns to increase interest in science and as an alternative to traditional science fairs and single-discipline tournaments. Now, Science Olympiad has members in all 50 states, totaling more than 12,000 actively participating K-12 schools and almost 200,000 students.
  • Teaching team skills and making science and technology fun.
  • Ensuring all students have an equal opportunity for high-quality STEM education regardless of their ethnicity, household income, or geographic location.
  • Motivating students to expand their knowledge and competence in STEM fields and increase their insight into the investigative process by enabling them to "do" science through hands-on and inquiry-based exploration.
  • Nurturing students' enthusiasm for science and technology.
  • Getting students interested in pursuing science and science-related careers.
  • Increasing community involvement in schools.
  • Providing recognition for outstanding achievement for both students and teachers.
Maryland Science Olympiad seeks to improve the quality of science and technology education in all Maryland schools - and enhance the workforce for Maryland industry. Maryland Science Olympiad provides a pathway for knowledge, understanding, vision, energy, and passion to flow from Maryland science and technology professionals and Maryland teachers to students. Maryland Science Olympiad, in partnership with Baltimore City Public Schools, provides professional development workshops, summer institutes, after-school programs, and summer camps designed to prepare students and coaches to participate in tournaments. 

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