News & Announcements

2021 National Science Bee National Championships to be held on Sep. 3-4

IAC is excited to announce that the 2021 National Championships for the National Science Bee will be held over Labor Day weekend on September 3-4, 2021! The Elementary, Middle School, and Junior Varsity division events will be held exclusively in person in Arlington, Virginia, while the Varsity division events will be held exclusively online. All information for Nationals (including [...]

2021-07-12T13:41:10-04:00July 12th, 2021|

2020-2021 C SET EXAMS ARE NOW AVAILABLE!

International Academic Competitions is happy to announce that registration for our National Qualifying Exams, including the National Science Bee, is now open! For more information, including how to register, head to our registration website.

2021-01-06T00:59:11-05:00January 6th, 2021|

Makeup Online Regional Finals for the National Science Bee to be held this Fall

This October and November, International Academic Competitions will be organizing makeup online Regional Finals for the National Science Bee, National History Bee, and US Academic Bee to replace the ones that were cancelled because of the Covid-19 pandemic. Information on eligibility and registration can be found at iacompetitions.com/registration. These will provide a new opportunity to qualify for the 2020 Middle & Elementary [...]

2020-09-30T14:49:28-04:00September 27th, 2020|

OFFICIAL 2019-20 NSB A SET NATIONAL MEDIAN SCORES ARE 60 FOR VARSITY, 53 FOR JV

The National Science Bee is pleased to announce that through the end of February 2020, 16 Varsity and 17 JV students have taken the A Set National Qualifying Exam. As we now calculate the National Median Scores earlier in the academic year to give everyone more lead time to prepare to attend the National Championships, we can now announce that [...]

2020-03-12T11:32:44-04:00March 9th, 2020|

OFFICIAL 2019-20 NSB B SET NATIONAL MEDIAN SCORES ARE 63 FOR VARSITY, 42 FOR JV

The National Science Bee is pleased to announce that through the end of January 2020, 21 Varsity and 36 JV students have taken the B Set National Qualifying Exam. As we now calculate the National Median Scores earlier in the academic year to give everyone more lead time to prepare to attend the National Championships, we can now announce that [...]

2020-03-09T15:04:24-04:00February 11th, 2020|

OFFICIAL 2019-20 NSB C SET NATIONAL MEDIAN SCORES ARE 64 FOR VARSITY, 53 FOR JV

The National Science Bee is pleased to announce that through the end of December 2019, 54 Varsity and 70 JV students have taken the C Set National Qualifying Exam. As we now calculate the National Median Scores earlier in the academic year to give everyone more lead time to prepare to attend the National Championships, we can now announce that [...]

2020-03-09T15:07:29-04:00January 13th, 2020|

The Online Regional Qualifying Exams are now open!

The Online Regional Qualifying Exams for the National Science Bee, the National History Bee and the US Geography Championships/International Geography Bee are now ready to be taken at this link: https://iac-sponsors.com/exams/.There is no cost to take any of these exams and they will stay open until February 7 (extended - final deadline). You don't need to register your students in advance for them, they will [...]

2020-01-21T17:35:22-05:00December 4th, 2019|

Frequently Asked Questions about the ORQE Exams

Here are some FAQs regarding the ORQE Exams (which are for the Middle and Elementary School Divisions Only):   How much does it cost to take the ORQE Exams? – All three Exams (for Science, History and Geography) are free of charge.   Who can take the ORQE Exams? – Students in 8th grade and under can take the ORQE [...]

2020-09-27T19:27:19-04:00December 4th, 2019|

National Science Bee Adds Varsity and Junior Varsity Divisions for the 2019-2020 Academic Year!

International Academic Competitions is delighted to announce that the National Science Bee, which has run for the past four years at the Middle and Elementary School levels, will expand to include Varsity and Junior Varsity Divisions for the 2019-2020 academic year! The new Varsity and JV Divisions will consist of a National Qualifying Exam with three separate versions. Students [...]

2019-12-04T01:17:12-05:00September 16th, 2019|
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