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,

collaborative, and competitive tournaments throughout New York State.


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

  • Increase the interest and success in STEM education of Middle School and High School students;
  • Improve community perception of STEM education;
  • Recognize both talented students and dedicated educators in STEM education through teamwork,
    cooperation, and respectful competition;
  • Conduct tournaments and other related events so as to improve the quality of STEM education;
  • Organize NYSSO Regional and State Tournaments throughout New York State;
  • To provide encouragement and information to potential participants;
  • Encourage and develop relationships between STEM educators, students, and STEM industries;
  • Cooperate and coordinate with the Science Olympiad, Inc.;
  • Provide financial support through fundraising efforts for the foregoing purposes; and
  • Coordinate with persons, agencies, organizations, etc. to promote and build support for NYSSO.