New York State Science Olympiad, Inc.

Mission Statement

New York State Science Olympiad, Inc. ("NYSSO") is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization which seeks to engage and

challenge students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics ("STEM") through various level of team-based,

competitive tournaments throughout New York State.


In order to advance and develop STEM education, the primary mission of NYSSO is to:

  • Increase Middle School and High School students interest and success in STEM education;
  • Improve community perception of STEM education;
  • Recognize talented students and dedicated teachers in STEM education through teamwork, cooperation, and respectful competition;
  • Conduct events so as to improve the quality of STEM education;
  • Organize NYSSO Regional and State Tournaments and to provide encouragement and information to potential participants;
  • Encourage and develop relationships between science educators, science students, and the science-related industry;
  • Represent and cooperate with the National Science Olympiad, Inc.;
  • Provide financial support through fundraising efforts for the foregoing purposes; and
  • Coordinate with persons, agencies, and organizations to promote and build support for NYSSO.