New York State Science Olympiad, Inc.
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.