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Tournament Information

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.

Competition Format

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.


I pledge to put forth my best effort in the Science Olympiad tournament and to uphold the principles of honest competition. In my events I will compete with integrity, respect, and sportsmanship towards my fellow competitors. I will display courtesy towards Event Supervisors and Tournament Personnel. My actions will exemplify the proud spirit of my school, team, and state.
On behalf of the coaches and assistants at this tournament, I pledge to encourage honesty and respect for tournament personnel, our fellow coaches, and other team members. We want our efforts to bring honor to our community and school.
On behalf of the parents and spectators I pledge to be an example for our children by: respecting the rules of Science Olympiad, encouraging excellence in preparation and investigation, supporting independence in design and production of all competition devices, and respecting the decisions of event supervisors and judges. Our examples will promote the spirit of cooperation within and among all our participating teams.
On behalf of my fellow supervisors and tournament personnel, I pledge to run my event with fairness and respect for the participants and their coaches. Our actions will reflect the principles of the Science Olympiad program and display the pride we feel as representatives of our colleges, universities, companies, states or organizations.

Coach’s Meeting

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.

General Schedule

5/17 11am-5pmTeam Check in (head coach only)RSC 142
5/18 8am-6pmTeam Check in (head coach only)RSC 142
5/18 1pm-6pmVIP Check inRSC 256
Friday 5/19/2023
7:30am-6pmVolunteer Check in RSC 142
7:30am-4:30pmSTEM Expo non SONT School Check inRSC Ballroom
7:30am-1pmSTEM Expo Vendor Check in RSC Ballroom
8am-6pmTeam Check in (head coach only)RS142
1pm-6pmVIP Check inRSC 256
8am-3:30pm STEM Expo Events (see STEM Expo page)WSU campus
4:30pm-6:00pmTicketed Event: Cook out, please see your ticket for location
5:15pm Parade of States Practice (4 team members)Koch Arena South Entrance
5:30pmOpening Ceremony Seating opens (guests in upper level)Koch Arena (West and South Entrance)
6:30pm-8pmOpening CeremonyKoch Arena
8pmCoach MeetingAtena Multipurpose Room
8pm – 9:30pmSwap MeetAlumni Walk (outside, no assigned spaces)
Saturday 5/20
7am-6pmVolunteer Check in RSC 142
7:15am-4pmTournament Events (see Division Pages for Schedule)WSU campus
4:30pmTicketed Event: Team Dinner, please see your ticket for location
6pmTicketed Event: Team Dinner, please see your ticket for location
6:30pmAwards Ceremony Seating opens (guests in upper level)Koch Arena (West and South Entrance)
7:30pm-10pmAwards Ceremony Koch Arena
10pm-11:59pmPost Awards GatheringHeskett Center