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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

Number State Qualifying Positions

Jan 5, 2015

Both Division B and Division C schools will have to qualify for the State tournament by placing high enough in their regionals. The number of schools qualifying will vary by division and regional. If uncertain how qualifying works, review our Guidelines For Qualifying for States.

Snow Dates Announced

Jan 5, 2015

VASO has announced its snow dates. For those attending the Fairfax Regional, the snow date is Monday, 2/16 (President's Day) at Fairfax HS. For those attending either the Charlottesville or Marshall regionals, the snow date is Sunday, March 15 at Marshall HS.

Event Apps available

Oct 14, 2014

There are links to the current national events phone apps on our Events page. If using these, please remember that only VASO clarifications will be honored at the virginia regional and state tournaments, so do not use the links to Nationals clarifications that are in the apps.