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

Late Clarification in Food Science

Jan 22, 2017

There is a late-breaking Food Science clarification. Please be sure to review.

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!

Critical - Change of Location for the Feb 12 Regional!

Jan 12, 2017

Read about the change of venue

Lanier Div B Invitational registration

Nov 20, 2016

The Lanier Invitational Tournament registration has closed.

Fairfax Div C Invitational registration

Oct 30, 2016

The Fairfax Invitational Tournament registration is full and has closed.

Tournament Dates and Event Schedule Announced

Sept 18, 2016

The Regional and State tournament dates are set. Also the Event Schedule is available.

What's New in SO this year?

Sept 11, 2016

Read about what is new for 2017.

Registration is Open

Sept 9, 2016

Registration is open. Note that registration is not complete without the Appendix A paper (see Registration sidebar).

Get up-the-minute announcements on Tournament Day

July 15, 2016

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.)