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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

Events are Out

Sept 13, 2014

VASO is announcing the event list and schedule for its 2015 tournaments. Note that a new Fairfax county policy may restrict us from running the Bottle Rocket event in Division B. We are awaiting a ruling on that and will notify teams as soon as we know. If we must drop the event, VASO will NOT substitute another event for it.

Tournament Dates

Sept 13, 2014

VASO is announcing the State tournament will be at Lake Braddock SS on April 11, 2015. VASO is still negotiating the 2015 regional tournament dates and locations. We will announce these as soon as we are able.

Registration is open

Sept 9, 2014

Registration is open. Make sure to read the entire Registration Packet - a complete set of instructions are there.


Sept 9, 2014

Fairfax HS to hold Div C Invitational

Aug 27, 2014

The date will be Jan 10, 2015. More information will be coming soon.

Pricing Discount Announced

Aug 26, 2014

VASO offers a discount for those schools with a large percentage of Free & Reduced Lunch students. Check out our pricing structure for details.