Welcome

Science Olympiad is a school-based program for students from third grade through their senior year in high school. It offers students the opportunity to improve their understanding in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and to work together in teams to learn new skills. Virginia Science Olympiad (VASO) is a non-profit organization engaging and challenging students in these disciplines through team-based competitive tournaments in Virginia.

VASO seeks to inspire a passion for science and technology in Virginia's students through collaboration and teamwork, hands-on experiences, variety and creativity in topics and skills, and fun and rewarding tournaments. Events are carefully chosen by the National Science Olympiad organization to reflect national educational standards and are changed or revised every year to allow students to learn new things.

If you are new to Science Olympiad, we invite you to roam our website, learn more about Science Olympiad, our mission, and see how you can get involved.

What's New

Woodson PRELIMINARY results are now posted. It is important to remember that VASO takes the time to review the results after a tournament and changes are possible. Final results and invitationals to States will be posted later in the week. Medals and trophies will not be delivered until after results are final.

Fairfax Coach's Call Recording

Feb 15, 2018

Missed tonight's online Coach's Call for the Fairfax Regional? You can listen to the recording of the session.

The Charlottesville results are now certified. There was a change in Mystery Architecture B, resulting from switching the results between two teams from the same school. The affected school has been notified. All other results are unchanged.

Congratulations to Colvin Run ES, Cooper MS, Kilmer MS, Louise Archer ES, Mantua ES, Nysmith School, Stone Hill MS, and Trailside MS in Division B for receiving an invite to States. In Division C, Blacksburg HS, Charlottesville HS, Fairfax HS, Oakton HS, Tandem Friends School, and TJHSST received a States invitation.

Trial Events Announced

Jan 24, 2018

The Trial Events at States have been announced.

VASO Portal Recording

Jan 5, 2018

Missed last night's online session on the VASO Portal? You can listen to the recording of the session.

Coach's Facebook Group

October 4, 2017

VASO hosts a private FB group for coaches to discuss team issues, resources, and other issues. If you are a FB user, to become part of this group, first find us on FB. Send a friend request (which we will accept for everyone). If you are a registered coach, we will then add you to the private coach group.

Get up-the-minute announcements on Tournament Day

October 4, 2017

Texts will be our primary source of announcements on a tournament day. To get text updates on Tournament Days - text "follow VASOUpdates" to 40404. No Twitter account necessary. (Or follow us on Twitter.)