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.

Upcoming Dates

9/6/2021 Registration opens

12/17/2021 Registration closes

2/5/2022 First Event Supervisor Workshop
UA Little Rock

2/26/2022 Backup Event Supervisor Workshop
UA Little Rock

  • Regional Tournament
    Where: Virtual tournament co-hosted by Arkansas State University-Newport and Northwest Arkansas Community College
    Date: Saturday February 26, 2022.
  • State Tournament
    Where: UA Little Rock
    Date: Saturday April 9, 2022.


Registration: Welcome to the 2021-2022 Science Olympiad season. Team registration for divisions B and C beings on Tuesday September 7, 2021 and ends on December 17, 2021.

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 2021-2022 season. This program is designed for individual students to keep them engaged in Science Olympiad at home, at school and after school. Each themed month is connected to a popular Science Olympiad subject like Engineering, Space, or Forensics. Visit for details and to register for the test.