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

2018 VASO Sticker Design Competition

Oct 15, 2017

Calling all artistic VASO competitors! VASO is announcing its first annual VASO Sticker Design Competition. Win a $50 VISA gift card and help VASO have a sticker to give to its competitors, volunteers, and event supervisors.

Charlottesville Trainings cancelled

Oct 12, 2017

The Charlottesville New Coach Training and Building Event Open House on Oct 28 has been cancelled due to lack of signups.

Lanier Invitational Registration is open

Oct 10, 2017

The registration is open for the Lanier Div B Invitational on December 9. Registration will close on Nov 17 or whenever they reach capacity.

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.)

Regional Dates Announced

Oct 1, 2017

VASO Regional Dates are now available.

FCPS email issue fixed

Sept 28, 2017

People with FCPS email addresses now seem able to receive VASO emails. Please, though, take a look at our Email Archive page to see what you may have missed..

VASO Events Announced

Sept 5, 2017

VASO Events are now available.

VASO Registration is Open

Sept 5, 2017

VASO Registration is open. Note that registration is not complete without the Appendix A paper (see Registration sidebar).

VT Invitational Registration is open

Sept 4, 2017

The registration is open for the Virginia Tech Div C Invitational on December 2. Registration will close on Oct 30 or whenever they reach capacity, so get signed up quickly. Teams/coaches will not be asked to write or run an event.