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.
June 1, 2013
Seniors - if you would like to stay involved with Science Olympiad tournaments while you are in college, please be sure to sign up on our Alumni page. This does not commit you to anything; it just helps us stay in contact with you.
Congratulations to our National Teams
June 1, 2013
Congratulations to Longfellow Middle School and Thomas Jefferson High School for an outstanding showing at the National Tournament.
Info from the Annual Mtg
June 1, 2013
Read about our Year in Review. Also, the National list of events is out for next year. It is important to note that VASO will make changes to this list as it chooses which events to run in Virginia in 2014. The VASO event list will come out early in the 2013-2014 school year.
Fairfax County Times SO Article
May 12, 2013
The Fairfax County Times has written an article on our State tournament.
Final Results from States
May 4, 2013
The results, Div B and Div C, from the State tournament are now final. There were individual changes to Astronomy, Circuit Lab, and Thermodynamics, but trophy rankings were unchanged. Congratulations to Longfellow Middle School (Div B) and TJHSST (Div C) for advancing to the National Tournament on May 17-18. We are rooting for you!
Results from Stone
Mar 19, 2013
The results, Div B and Div C, from Stone are now final (and unchanged). In Division B, congratulations to Churchill Road ES, Farmwell Station MS, Mark Twain MS, Pinnacle Academy, River Bend MS, Sangster ES, Seneca Ridge MS, Stone MS, and White Oaks ES for advancing to the State tournament. All Division C schools advance.
Results from Kilmer
Mar 5, 2013
The results, Div B and Div C, from Kilmer are now final. There were individual changes to Thermodynamics and changes resulting from a team room cleanup penalty, but trophy rankings and State eligibility were unchanged. In Division B, congratulations to Colvin Run ES, Forest Edge ES, Glasgow MS, Kilmer MS, Lake Braddock MS, Luther Jackson MS, Spring Hill ES, and Westminster School for advancing to the State tournament. All Division C schools advance.
Results from Charlottesville
Feb 17, 2013
The results, Div B and Div C, from Charlottesville are now final (and unchanged). In Division B, congratulations to Carl Sandburg MS, Chelsea Academy, Haycock ES, Hughes MS, Longfellow MS, Louise Archer ES, and Rocky Run MS for advancing to the State tournament. All Division C schools advance.
Design and Construction Policies
Oct 3, 2012
VASO will be strictly adhering to its stated construction and design policies - participants and coaches must be familiar with these as they begin work on their building events. In particular, VASO has a new Design, Advice & Mentorship policy, as well as a critically important Constructed Devices Addendum. All the pertinent policies are listed on each building event page.