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

Coach's Meeting Information

March 20, 2017

The video from the States coach's meeting this evening is available.

The Fairfax results are now certified. There was one change in Div B WIDI resulting from a mis-graded paper.

Congratulations to Churchill Road ES, Forest Edge ES, Glasgow MS, J. Michael Lunsford MS, Kilmer MS, Lake Braddock MS, Langston Hughes MS, Lanier MS, Lemon Road ES, and River Bend MS in Division B for receiving an invite to States. In Division C, Chantilly HS, Episcopal HS, George C. Marshall HS, James Madison HS, Jamestown HS, McLean HS, Robert E. Lee (Staunton) HS, Stonebridge HS and W.T. Woodson HS will receive a States invitation.

Get up-the-minute announcements on Tournament Day

February 25, 2017

Texts will be our primary source of announcements on a tournament day. To get text updates on Tournament Days - text "follow VASOUpdates" to 40404. No Twitter account necessary. (Or follow us on Twitter.)

The Lake Braddock results are now certified. There were no changes to the results posted earlier in the week. Congratulations to Belmont Ridge MS, Eagle Ridge MS, Longfellow MS, Luther Jackson MS, Robert Frost MS, Rocky Run MS, Seneca Ridge MS, and South County MS in Division B for receiving an invite to States. In Division C, Centreville HS, JEB Stuart HS, Lake Braddock HS, Langley HS, Robinson HS, South County HS, Thomas Edison HS, TJHSST, West Springfield HS and Westfield HS will receive a States invitation.

The Charlottesville results are now certified. There were no changes. Congratulations to Colvin Run ES, Cooper MS, Farmwell Station MS, Harper Park MS, Haycock ES, Louise Archer ES, and Navy ES in Division B for receiving an invite to States. In Division C, Charlottesville HS, Fairfax HS, Oakton HS, Potomac Falls HS, and Tandem Friends School will receive a States invitation.

Scoresheets posted

Jan 20, 2017

The scoresheets for all the building events have been posted on their respective event pages (under Resources). Take the opportunity to check your device for compliance before the regional using the exact same form the ES uses!