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 Announced

Sept 29, 2015

VASO has announced its 2016 events and its tournament event schedule.

Pricing Discount Announced

Sept 13, 2015

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

VASO registration

Sept 13, 2015

VASO Registration is now open.

Invitationals announced

Sept 2, 2015

There will be a Division C Invitational in Fairfax on 1/9/16. We have heard of no plans for anyone in VA to run a Division B Invitational. If interested in Invitationals (which are optional), review the Invitationals page of the website. If interested, sign up as early as possible - they do fill up quickly.