Arkansas Science Olympiad

“Close Encounters of the Science Kind”

The final scores are in! Congratulations to Little Rock Central High School and LISA Academy West!


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Welcome to the official webpages of Arkansas Science Olympiad. Science Olympiad is a nationwide organization dedicated to promoting science education through conducting competitive science tournaments. As part of the Science Olympiad organization, Arkansas Science Olympiad is dedicated to inspiring a passion for science by providing hands-on activities, stimulating a creative atmosphere for science and technology education, and hosting tournaments in which student can showcase their skills. Arkansas Science Olympiad also has professional development opportunities for teachers and educators.

For over 30 years, Science Olympiad has led a revolution in science education. What began as a grassroots assembly of science teachers is now one of the premiere science competitions in the nation, providing rigorous, standards-based challenges to nearly 7,000 teams in 50 states. Science Olympiad’s ever-changing line-up of events in all STEM disciplines exposes students to practicing scientists and career choices, and energizes classroom teachers with a dynamic content experience.

This year is the sixth  year since the creation of the Arkansas Science Olympiad. Our theme for this year is Close Encounters of the Science Kind“.


Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge (YSC)

For the eighth year, Science Olympiad’s partner, Discovery Education, would like to invite Division B team members to submit science-related videos in the Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge (YSC). The top award is $25,000, plus trips and other cool benefits, like a special prize pack for any Science Olympiad finalists. In past years, Science Olympiad has qualified more than 50 semifinalists and finalists in the YSC (finalists each won $1,000, trips and prizes). The 2015 champ, Hannah Herbst from Florida, is a Science Olympiad team member! Topics are wide-ranging and align with preparation for many Science Olympiad Division B events; the contest deadline is April 20, 2016. Click the link below for more information!


Schedule of events for 2015-2016

  • Coaches/Teachers Workshop – October 17, 2015, University of Arkansas at Little Rock
  • Event Supervisor Workshop – February 6, 2016, University of Arkansas at Little Rock
  • Tournaments
    • Opening Ceremony for State Tournament – April 1, 2016, University of Arkansas at Little Rock
    • State Tournament – April 2, 2016, University of Arkansas at Little Rock


(Video courtesy of Wisconsin-Madison College of Engineering