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

FCPS is blocking

Sept 18, 2017

FCPS is still blocking our email. If you have an FCPS address, you have missed three important emails. You can view those on our Email Archive page.

We are working on fixing the problem with FCPS, but do not know how long that will take. Please keep an eye on the Archive page. Also, feel free to email Karen and let her know a different email address for you. We are sorry for the bother of this.

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 16 or whenever they reach capacity, so get signed up quickly. Teams/coaches will not be asked to write or run an event.