Feb 14, 2019

USA-China Bio Olympiad Initiative

  • Crimson Education
  • China
Multiple Competition


The Center for Excellence in Education (CEE) was founded in 1983. Nurturing careers of excellence and leadership in science and technology in young scholars was an essential investment into America's global future. CEE's programs help keep the US competitive in science and technology, furthering international collaboration among leaders of the world. CEE challenges students and assists them on a long-term basis to become the creators, inventors, scientists, and leaders of the 21st century.

As the premiere biology competition for high school students in the US, 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 a level of international competitiveness.

ASDAN China and CEE are working together in bringing the USABO Open Exam for the first time to China. This exam will be named "BioOlympiad Initiative USA-China" in China. We will be using the same papers and judging standards as USABO to help Chinese students improve their biology skills and understand their level. Outstanding students will have the chance to attend top science programs.

For more information visit the official website here.

Type of Opportunity

Extracurricular Activity

Age Range




  • Gold: Top 10%
  • Silver: Top 20%
  • Bronze: Top 35%
  • Honorable: Top 50%

Participation Cost


Individual written test (no experiment)

2020 registration fee: 580 RMB

Minimum Technical Skill Needed


Exam Scope:
Animal Anatomy and Physiology, Cell Biology, Genetics and Evolution, Plant Anatomy and Physiology, Ecology, Ethology, Biosystematics

Time Commitment


50 multiple-choice questions in 50 minutes

Application Deadline

Registration has closed for 2020. Dates for 2021 are TBA

Application Process Includes

Sign up at the website