Virginia Science Olympiad

Virginia Science Olympiad (VASO) is a non-profit which seeks to engage and challenge students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics through various levels of team-based competitive tournaments in Virginia.

In order to advance and develop science education, the primary mission of VASO is to:

  • Increase K-12 student interest and success in the sciences
  • Improve community perception of science and recognize talented students and dedicated teachers in science education through teamwork and competition
  • Conduct events so as to improve the quality of science education
  • Organize regional and state VASO tournaments and provide encouragement and information to potential participants
  • Encourage and develop relationships between science educators, science students and science-related industry
  • Represent and cooperate with National Science Olympiad
  • Provide financial support through fundraising efforts for the foregoing purposes
  • Coordinate with commonwealth and local agencies and organizations to promote and build support for VASO