Arkansas Science Olympiad

“Close Encounters of the Science Kind”

The rule books are here! Registration opens September 9, 2015.


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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“.

Schedule of events for 2015-2016

  • Coaches/Teachers Workshop – October 17, 2015, University of Arkansas at Little Rock
  • Event Supervisor Workshop – January 23, 2016, University of Arkansas at Little Rock
  • Tournaments
    • Invitationals – TBA
    • 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