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

9/5/2022 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 TBA.

    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.