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.
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.)
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 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.