2018 Microbe Mission

Event At a Glance

DivisionB and C
VA ModificationsNone
Eye ProtectionC
Natl Microbe Mission B Page
Natl Microbe Mission C Page


Students will answer questions, solve problems, and analyze data pertaining to microbes.

Event Rules

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During our tournaments, VASO will enforce only those clarifications issued by VASO; National clarifications and FAQs will not be valid in Virginia tournaments.

Clarification requests are closed for regional tournaments. All outstanding clarifications, with the exception of regional-specific room dimensions required by the rules, will be posted by midnight, January 13. Clarification requests will open again for States after the last regional.

VASO Clarifications

Dec 12, 2017
Rule 2.a. - In VASO regional and state tournaments, safety goggles will not be required for the Microbe Mission event. This clarification does not apply to invitationals (either in-state or out) or, clearly, the national tournament.