USA Biolympiad (USABO)

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As the premiere biology competition for high school students in the United States, the USA Biolympiad (USABO) enriches the life science education of nearly 10,000 talented students annually. It provides the motivation, curricular resources, and skills training to take them beyond their classroom experience to the level of international competitiveness. After two rounds of challenging exams, twenty Finalists are invited to a residential training program where they learn advanced biological concepts and exacting lab skills at the USABO National Finals. Ultimately, four students earn the right as the USA Biolympiad Team to represent the USA at the International Biology Olympiad (IBO), a worldwide competition involving student teams from over seventy countries.

Since CEE began administering the USABO, every member of the "USA Biolympiad Team" has medaled at the IBO. All four members of the USA Biolympiad Team in years 2004, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, and 2017 were awarded gold medals. The USA Biolympiad Team has achieved the coveted Number 1 position in the world in 2011 and 2013. The USA Biolympiad Team received 3 gold medals and 1 silver medal  2020 during the Virtual International Biology Olympiad, Nagasaki.

For more information about USABO registration dates, what it means to be a USABO National Finalist, and additional details - click here to access the USABO Portal!   


USA Biolympiad (USABO) - 2020 Closing Convocation Booklet



USA Biolympiad (USABO) - 2017 Closing Convocation

BioOlympiad Initiative USA-China (BIO USACN)


CEE is working with ASDAN China to host BioOlympiad Initiative USA-China (BIO USACN). For more information regarding registration, please contact ASDAN



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