The mission of the Arkansas Science Olympiad is to improve the quality of K-12 science education in the state of Arkansas. Arkansas Science Olympiad will increase the interest in science and engineering among male, female, and minority students and provide recognition for outstanding achievement by both student and faculty members. Arkansas Science Olympiad is devoted to expending the knowledge-based workforce in Arkansas. These goals are accomplished by fostering competition and sportsmanship via the Science Olympiad tournaments, incorporating the Science Olympiad into classroom curriculum, faculty workshops, scholarships, and by stressing the fun and amazement of discovery.