Tournament Directors

Tournament directors are university officials, community members, dedicated volunteers, and Science Olympiad alumni who host, manage, and oversee regional tournaments.

Ohio Science Olympiad tournament directors make every effort to provide a challenging and engaging experience for all participants. This page provides resources to better assist with tournament planning, event practices, and consistent execution throughout the state.

2019 Logistics Form and Logistics Manual Coming Soon

Tournament directors have a responsibility to ensure to the best of their ability that each participating team at any Invitational, Regional or State Tournament is a certified member of the Science Olympiad national program. If multiple teams (JV/Alternate/etc.) from the same school are allowed at your Invitational or Regional, each team must be registered with a state office


Check if a Team is Registered

Below you will find a list of the 2019 Ohio Science Olympiad registered teams. If an Ohio team wishes to participate in your tournament and they are not listed, please refer them to the Ohio Science Olympiad website to register. If you are interested in viewing the Ohio Registered teams please contact the Ohio state office so that we may give you view rights.
Password: OHSO19Teams
Ohio Science Olympiad Registration closes on Wednesday, December 12, 2018.  *This list updates in real-time*

2019 Ohio Registered Teams


Additional Tournament Director Resources

Many of our partners are association or employee-based programs that encourage members to perform service. For example, the Academy of Model Aeronautics has an online search function that connects schools with volunteers for model flight events. Tournament directors, please reference these groups for help with corresponding events.

NOAA – Meteorology (Div. B) and Remote Sensing (Div. C)
Robert Hansen 
NOAA Office of Education
Washington, DC
NOAA Resources for Meteorology 2019
Check with your local TV station meteorologist or National Weather Service Office for help, too! (hit the orange region headers for lists and links)

Academy of Model Aeronautics – Wright Stuff (Div. B) and Helicopters (Div. C)
Jessica Symmes - Coordinator of Educational Programs 
Tom Sanders – (National Event Supervisor)
Academy of Model Aeronautics 
Muncie, IN
Free Youth Memberships for Science Olympiad participants!
Club Search by Location - find a mentor!
Society for Neuroscience – Anatomy & Physiology (Div. B) and (Div. C)
Alissa Ortman - Public Outreach Manager
Society for Neuroscience  
Washington, DC
Chandra X-Ray Observatory/SAO/NASA - Solar System (Div. B) and Astronomy (Div. C)
Donna Young (National Event Supervisor)
Webinars, resources and materials 
Cambridge, MA
CREOL/UCF, SPIE and the OSA Foundation - Optics (Div. B) and (Div. C)
Mike McKee (Florida Science Olympiad State Director, Associate Dir., Academic Support for CREOL/UCF College of Optics and Photonics)
Optics 2018 Resource Page for Science Olympiad (written exam topics, college and career info and more)
SkyCiv - Towers (Div. B) and (Div. C)
Deeply discounted professional structural engineering simulation and testing software for Science Olympiad structure teams 
Sam Carigliano, CEO of SkyCiv Engineering, one of our newest partners, has been impressed with the traffic to the page linked from Towers, and has already registered nearly 100 team accounts. He said SkyCiv is looking forward to the competition season and creating some great content and tutorials for students!
Sponsor/Partner Trial Events:
Texas Instruments - Detector Building (Div. C)
Erick Archer
Texas Instruments has local educators who can assist with this new event

Milwaukee School of Engineering – Protein Modeling (Div. C)
Tim Herman, Ph. D.
Extensive website, videos, resources and materials for Protein Modeling
Director, MSOE Center for BioMolecular Modeling
Other events sponsored by corporate and strategic partners are: Ace Hardware (Thermo B) ArcelorMittal (Towers B/C), Centers for Disease Control (Disease Detectives B/C), (Game On), DuPont & DuPont Pioneer (Microbe Mission B/C), Lockheed Martin (Hovercraft and Mission Possible, Div. C). We are grateful for their expertise and support!