Event Resources

NYSSO Event Announcements:

Announcements from NYSSO Event Supervisors, regarding any New York State specific event information and details, will be posted here.

1/23/17 Hovercraft: 

  1. Hovercraft propellers must be shielded from all sides (including the bottom).
  2. Competitors who touch a moving hovercraft will forfeit a successful run.
  3. Hovercrafts with construction violations or no successful runs will score no points.
  4. The Hovercraft scoring formula rewards a time score of 0 for any run time less than half the target time (you will score better with slower runs).

General Laptop Information: 

All laptop computers must be fully charged before entering the exam location. Outlets will not be available for students to run their computers during the event.

Official Event List and Resources

The list of events includes all official National events, as well as the New York State trial events.

All the events listed will run at the States tournaments.

Events that run at the Regional tournament vary among regions. Please contact each regional coordinators for the appropriate information.

Trial events may or may not count at Regional tournaments.

Trial events will count at State tournaments.

FAQs & Clarifications for Regional Tournaments:

NYSSO and the NYSSO Event Supervisors will not respond to questions in regards to any events or event rules.  Nor will NYSSO and the NYSSO Event Supervisors issue clarifications in response to inquiries from any student, coach, or parent.

POSTED FAQs AND RULE CLARIFICATIONS  ON THE NATIONAL SCIENCE OLYMPIAD WEBSITE (www.soinc.org) ARE APPLICABLE TO ALL NEW YORK STATE REGIONAL AND STATE TOURNAMENTS, PROVIDED THEY ARE PUBLISHED ON OR PRIOR TO THE FOLLOWING CUT-OFF DATES:

The cutoff date for Division C clarifications that apply for Regional tournaments will be January 14.

The cutoff date for Division B clarifications that apply for Regional tournaments will be January 28.

All FAQ’s & Clarifications should be submitted to the following:

https://www.soinc.org/official_rules_clarif