USA Biology Olympiad (USABO)

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As the premiere biology competition for high school students in the United States since it began in 2002, the USA Biology Olympiad (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, 20 Finalists are invited to a residential training program at the USABO National Finals, originally held at Purdue University and most recently hosted by Marymount University. The students participate in 10 days of biology instruction inclusive of laboratory training and conceptual understanding followed by two days of testing. Ultimately, four students earn the right to advance as Team USA at the International Biology Olympiad (IBO), a worldwide competition involving student teams from over sixty countries.

Since CEE began administering the USABO, every member of "Team USA" has medaled at the IBO. All four members of the Team USA in years 2004, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2015 were awarded gold medals. Team USA achieved the coveted Number 1 position in the world in 2011 and 2013. In 2016, Team USA attained three gold medals and one silver medal at the IBO in Hanoi, Vietnam.

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

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USA Biology Olympiad National Finals 2016 

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



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