The USESO holds a competition for high school students in the United States designed to promote Earth science education on a national scale. In preparing students for the International Earth Science Olympiad (IESO), our programs nurture the scientific, practical, and team skills necessary for success in the advocacy of Earth’s global systems.
The USESO National Open Exam takes place each year in the spring, and is the first step towards the USESO Training Camp and IESO. Registration for the Open Exam typically opens near the beginning of each year.
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The International Earth Science Olympiad (IESO) is an international competition organized under the guidance of the International Geological Education Organization (IGEO). Each year, the top earth science students from over forty participating countries attend the IESO. Students at the IESO compete individually as well as in teams of students from multiple countries.
The 2022 Italy-hosted IESO will be held virtually.