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.
Annual Meeting Date set
Mar 31, 2014
As we wrap up this year of Science Olympiad, we would like to invite you to our annual meeting on Saturday, May 31 from 9-11am in the West Springfield HS library. At the annual meeting, we review the highlights of the year, discuss changes, and take feedback from the floor. Also, we announce board election results and introduce the VASO board members for the next year.
State Results certified
Mar 25, 2014
State results are certified, with changes only to CodeBusters results (from a spreadsheet mistake in C and a misapplication of the time bonuses in B). Congratulations to all teams for a fine showing. Longfellow Middle School and TJHSST will represent Virginia at the National Science Olympiad tournament in Florida in May.
Free Engineering Camp Summer Opportunity
Mar 13, 2014
There is an opportunity for your students to attend one-week long, all-expenses paid, Engineering and Construction Summer Camps offered by the Society of American Military Engineers. The opportunities are available to rising sophomores, rising juniors and rising seniors. Deadlines are fast approaching.
Div A seeking volunteers at their tournament
Mar 4, 2014
Division A is looking for help at their tournament on May 10. All Div B and Div C Science Olympiad participants are eligible to assist in events. Email them at divisiona.so(at)gmail.com if you would like to help.