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

The Fairfax results are now certified. There was a change in Code Analysis, resulting from a mis-entered number in the scoring system. That moved a team from 24th to 13th in the event and resulted in a few overall team rank changes below 17th place. All other results are unchanged.

Congratulations to Frost MS, Glasgow MS, Haycock ES, J. Michael Lunsford MS, Kent Gardens ES, Poplar Tree ES, Seneca Ridge MS, South County MS, Spring Hill ES and Thoreau MS in Division B for receiving an invite to States. In Division C, Chantilly HS, George Marshall HS, James Madison HS, John Champe HS, Langley HS, Stone Bridge HS, West Springfield HS, Westfield HS and Woodson HS received a States invitation.

The Woodson results are now certified. There were no changes.

Congratulations to Belmont Ridge MS, Churchill Road ES, Farmwell Station MS, Langston Hughes MS, Longfellow MS, Luther Jackson MS, River Bend MS, and Rocky Run MS in Division B for receiving an invite to States. In Division C, Centreville HS, Jamestown HS, Lake Braddock HS, McLean HS, Potomac Falls HS, Robinson HS, Rock Ridge HS, South County HS and Woodberry Forest School received a States invitation.

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.)