Rules for making a high school (Division C) Science Olympiad team:

- Maximum number of students on a team is 15.
- Maximum number of seniors on a team is 7.
- ONLY registered team members may build anything used in competition (that is, you CAN NOT have "alternate" members building an elevated bridge, for example, and having a registered team member, one of the 15 listed when you compete, test that bridge). Only the 15 members on the competition list can build anything brought to the competition.
- All members must be enrolled in your school. Click here for the qualifications for non-traditional schools to participate.
- If you have 2 or more teams at your school, EACH TEAM MUST HAVE A SEPARATE COACH. You may not be the coach of 2 or more teams. This means that if you have 2 teams at regions, you will have 2 different coaches each running different regional events. Again, 1 coach per team, no one coach may coach 2 or more teams. Multiple Team Rules
- Each coach will be assigned an event to run at regions. This means the coach makes the test, administers the test at regions and grades the test. We have to do this in order to run regions. We can't find enough volunteers to run the events for us. We all must take on an event to make the regions work out. This is a requirement of registering multiple teams - each team must have a coach that can run an event at regions!
- Only one team (your "varsity" team) per school will advance to state. You must pre-designate a "varsity" team for the region meet. All other teams from your school will be designated as JV and will compete in a separate tournament run at the same time and will receive separate awards for each event. Your "varsity" team's rank at the region will determine if your school advances or not to the state meet.
- If you have multiple teams at region and your varsity team advances to state, you may combine two or teams for state, BUT you CAN NOT bring an apparatus built by a student who was cut from your state team. Example: A student on your "JV" team builds an exceptional bridge at regions and wins first place at regions. Your "JV" team does not advance to state. After determining your state team, this student is not on your state team. You can not bring that student's bridge with you to state and have someone else compete with it. That is a violation of the rule listed above.

2020-2021 Division C Event List:

Anatomy & Physiology
Astronomy
Chemistry Lab
Circuit Lab
Codebusters
Designer Genes
Detector Building
Digital Structures Download New Rules
Disease Detectives
Dynamic Planet
Experiment and Data AnalysisDownload the New Rules
Forensics
Fossils
GeoLogic Mapping
Gravity Vehicle
Helicopters Download New Rules
Machines
Mystery Build Download New Rules
Ornithology Download MN Bird List
Protein Modeling
Sounds of Music
Water Quality
Write It CAD It Download New Rules

Katie Foley (Div. C State Director) has started compiling information for each event that will run at State.  This google doc will be continuously updated as we progress through the season.  Please reference this resource for any questions or information related to how the events will run this year in our Mini format.  If you are unable to view the document, please let Katie know.  You may access the document here.  

If you want to see resources for the C-division events, here is a link to the C-events on the National SO website. If you have questions about event rules, click here for FAQ's. If you wish to submit your own questions, click here to send in your question to the National office.

Follow this link to the latest MN State Mini SO Event Information 2020-21 in Google Docs.

2021 State Schedule for Division C

Map of directions to and campus of Bethel University

2021 State Tournament Results