Golden Gate Invitational is led by National Science Olympiad medalists from Stanford and UC Berkeley.

Golden Gate Science Olympiad was founded in 2015 by Ryan Cohen, Dhruv Puri, Rohan Chakraborty, Jonathan Wang, Denis Li, Alex Lu, and Abraham Chen, with the mission to improve the Science Olympiad experience of high school students nationwide. The members of Golden Gate Science Olympiad have volunteered at Science Olympiad tournaments across the country, proctoring events and assisting behind the scenes at invitational, regional, and state tournaments.

In February 2024, Golden Gate Science Olympiad will be hosting their eighth tournament. This winter, you can look forward to:

Quality Events. Each of the 23 Division C national events will be written, run, and reviewed by a past national medalist or national event supervisor. This also means coaches will NOT have to volunteer or write tests for the invitational! Teams will receive copies of the tests and answer keys following the competition.

Exciting Location. Our location in the middle of Silicon Valley allows us to invite speakers and hold workshops from ventures across the Bay Area. We hope to capture the unique, vibrant atmosphere of this STEM innovation hub, all within a beautiful day in the sunny state of California.

Experienced Hosts. Our board consists of National Medalists that have volunteered and competed at invitationals across the country. As both competitors and organizers, we have been exposed to both sides of a tournament. Armed with this knowledge and experience, we are determined to bring your team an unforgettable experience.

Dual School Benefits. This tournament boasts the unique experiences of both Stanford and Berkeley undergraduate students. Our network is double the size of even the most competitive schools, allowing us to acquire quality test writers and proctors with National Competition experience. Competitors will also have the opportunity to network with current Stanford and Berkeley student leaders.

Stress-Free Scheduling. Our schedule is closely modeled after the national schedule so that team members will receive the same events at our tournament as they will at nationals. We will work closely with teams to ensure a smooth process from sign-up to competition.

About Science Olympiad

Science Olympiad has led our nation’s youth in science education for the past 32 years. Beginning as a group of science educators, Science Olympiad has evolved into one of the top science competitions in the United States, allowing thousands of students from nearly 7,400 teams in 49 states to challenge themselves and achieve their maximum potential. With a constantly changing roster of events in all areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM), Science Olympiad opens students’ eyes to a multitude of scientific disciplines and possible future careers, and enhances classroom education with a diverse wealth of content.

Organization Policy

The Golden Gate Science League and the Golden Gate Science Olympiad Invitational is committed to equal opportunity for all persons without regard to sex, race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, age, maritalstatus, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, pregnancy or perceived pregnancy, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic or condition protected by state and federal law, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, selection of board members, volunteers, vendors, and participants.

Feel free to reach out for any questions or concerns.

Golden Gate Science Olympiad

    Golden Gate Science Olympiad is run by Golden Gate Science League, a California 501(c)(3) nonprofit.

    Questions? Interested in sponsoring? Joining us as a student at Stanford or UC Berkeley next year? Shoot us an email to get involved with our team!

    Science Olympiad invitational run by UC Berkeley and Stanford University students. Coming 2024.