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.

Science Olympiad competitions are like track meets, consisting of a series of up to 23 events in each division (Division B is middle school; Division C is high school). Each year, a portion of the events are rotated to reflect the ever-changing nature of genetics, earth science, chemistry, anatomy, physics, geology, mechanical engineering and technology.

The state tournament for the Arkansas Science Olympiad will consist of 18 events in each division. See the links below.

Upcoming Dates

9/5/2022 Registration opens

12/15/2023 Registration closes

10/21/2023 Coaches workshop at UA Little Rock, ETAS Building

2/3/2024 First Event Supervisor Workshop
UA Little Rock

TBA Backup Event Supervisor Workshop if necessary
UA Little Rock

  • Regional Tournament
    Where: NWACC
    Date: Saturday February 24, 2024.
    Backup date: Saturday March 4 2024.

    Where: ASU-Newport
    Date: Saturday  February 24, 2024.

    Note: Back up dates are given in case the tournament must be cancelled on the scheduled date
  • State Tournament
    Where: UA Little Rock
    Date: Saturday April 6, 2024.


Registration: Welcome to the 2023-2024 Science Olympiad season. Team registration for divisions B and C beings on Tuesday September 5, 2023 and ends on Friday December 15, 2023.

Virtual Protocol: If circumstances arise that prevent us from hosting a face-to-face tournament, we will switch to a Mini SO format and send an announcement out to all registered teams.

My SO: My SO is back for the 2023-2024 season. This program complements the traditional Science Olympiad program and is part of each team's registration. Each month is connected to a popular Science Olympiad subject like Engineering, Space, or Forensics. Visit for details and to register for the test.