STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
Holloway Hall

Eastern Shore Regional Tournament of the Maryland Science Olympiad

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The Maryland Science Olympiad (MSO) promotes STEM education through annual regional and state tournament competitions held to educate, recognize, and award outstanding student achievement in the sciences.

The Eastern Shore Regional Tournament of the MSO is scheduled for Saturday, March 8, 2014 at Salisbury University. The regional tournament will consist of several team events in a variety of areas including Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, Physics, and Technology. The competition events not only emphasize knowledge of science concepts, but also process skills, mathematics, and teamwork. School teams of no more than 15 students from middle (Division B) and high schools (Division C) compete in several events (typically 2-3 students per event team). Regional finalist teams will advance to the state tournament at Johns Hopkins University (March 29, 2014).

The commitment of all parties, especially of the students and their coaches, is critical to the success of the MSO team.  Adequate time must be committed for students to be able to prepare for the events they will be competing in on tournament day.  Interested students or potential coaches should carefully consider whether their schedule can accommodate the time required for team practice and competition.

Salisbury University will support teams on the Eastern Shore by providing a coaching stipend of $500 per school.  We would like to have as many teams as possible attend this year and welcome teams from all middle and high schools on Maryland's Eastern Shore, including private schools. 

To register a team, please enter all of the required information at  The cost to register teams is $200 for the first team and $100 for each additional team from that school and covers regional and state/national tournaments (if team(s) advance to that level).  Upon registration, official rules will be mailed from the MSO state office to each coach.

If you have questions about MSO, the registration process, or other aspects of this program, please contact Ms. Kristen Paul, Salisbury University STEM Coordinator and MSO Eastern Shore Site Coordinator, at or call 410-677-5368.