Welcome to the 2023 Science Olympiad National Tournament, hosted by Wichita State University with the support of Science Olympiad. This tournament represents the highest level of the science competition for middle and high schools across the nation.
The running of the tournament is the culmination of the work of the hundreds of university students and local and national volunteers.
The 2023 Science Olympiad National Tournament will take place in person on the campus of Wichita State University in Wichita, KS. All events will be based on the rules in the 2023 Rules Manual. Please make sure you have checked both the rules clarifications page and the FAQs page prior to the tournament for any rule changes.
Friday night Coaches’ Meeting will occur directly after the Opening Ceremony in the Aetna Multi-purpose Facility in the Koch Arena. We plan for it to start at 8:15pm.
|5/17 11am-5pm||Team Check in (head coach only)||RSC 142|
|5/18 8am-6pm||Team Check in (head coach only)||RSC 142|
|5/18 1pm-6pm||VIP Check in||RSC 256|
|7:30am-6pm||Volunteer Check in||RSC 142|
|7:30am-4:30pm||STEM Expo non SONT School Check in||RSC Ballroom|
|7:30am-1pm||STEM Expo Vendor Check in||RSC Ballroom|
|8am-6pm||Team Check in (head coach only)||RS142|
|1pm-6pm||VIP Check in||RSC 256|
|8am-3:30pm||STEM Expo Events (see STEM Expo page)||WSU campus|
|4:30pm-6:00pm||Ticketed Event: Cook out, please see your ticket for location|
|5:15pm||Parade of States Practice (4 team members)||Koch Arena South Entrance|
|5:30pm||Opening Ceremony Seating opens (guests in upper level)||Koch Arena (West and South Entrance)|
|6:30pm-8pm||Opening Ceremony||Koch Arena|
|8pm||Coach Meeting||Atena Multipurpose Room|
|8pm – 9:30pm||Swap Meet||Alumni Walk (outside, no assigned spaces)|
|7am-6pm||Volunteer Check in||RSC 142|
|7:15am-4pm||Tournament Events (see Division Pages for Schedule)||WSU campus|
|4:30pm||Ticketed Event: Team Dinner, please see your ticket for location|
|6pm||Ticketed Event: Team Dinner, please see your ticket for location|
|6:30pm||Awards Ceremony Seating opens (guests in upper level)||Koch Arena (West and South Entrance)|
|7:30pm-10pm||Awards Ceremony||Koch Arena|
|10pm-11:59pm||Post Awards Gathering||Heskett Center|