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.
Dec 5, 2013
Regional Snow Date
Dec 5, 2013
VASO announces its snow date for any regional that is snowed out. The snow date/location is Sunday, March 2 at West Springfield HS.
Nov 18, 2013
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Langley has just announced a Division B invitational. Registration is now open until Dec 1 or until the maximum capacity of 26 teams is reached.
Sept 25, 2013
Tournament Schedule Posted
Sept 24, 2013
See our event page for the tournament schedule.
How to read the schedule: Students cannot participate in more than one event per time period. Teams will be assigned randomly to either group "A" or "B" for the tournament. Note, though, that the event conflicts are the same for whichever group teams are assigned to. Also, teams in each group may only sit for their event in the appropriate time period (ex. "A" teams will not be allowed in "B" time periods and vice versa).
Design and Construction Policies
Aug 1, 2013
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. All the pertinent policies will be listed on each applicable event page.