New York State Science Olympiad (NYSSO) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of science education in grades 6-12, increasing male, female and minority interest in science, creating a technologically literate workforce and providing recognition for outstanding achievement in science and technology.
These goals are achieved by providing opportunities for teams of students to participate in 22 regional and state Science Olympiad Tournament across New York State. Information from articles and studies that have measured the impact of Science Olympiad on students may be seen here.
NYSSO also promotes the inclusion of Science Olympiad activities in classroom curricula and provides teacher training at seminars and an annual coaches workshop.
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