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.
Div A seeking volunteers at their tournament
Mar 4, 2014
Division A is looking for help at their tournament on May 10. All Div B and Div C Science Olympiad participants are eligible to assist in events. Email them at divisiona.so(at)gmail.com if you would like to help.
Change in Scrambler for the Madison Regional
Mar 4, 2014
VASO is very sorry to announce a post-certification change in Scrambler. The medal winners have been notified and the corrected results are posted on the Regionals page.
Mar 3, 2014
Please keep an eye on the new clarifications that will be coming out. Also, be sure to read the Clarification FAQ before submitting; the clarifications committee will not respond to questions that are designed to pre-approve a device or ask us to reiterate a rule or other clarification.
Madison Results are final
Mar 3, 2014
The results are final and unchanged. Congratulations to Belmont Ridge MS, Churchill Road ES, Farmwell Station MS, Glasgow MS, Greenbriar West ES, Haycock MS, River Bend MS, Rocky Run MS, and Seneca Ridge MS for moving on to the State tournament. Each Division C school is invited to send one team to the State tournament.
Charlottesville Results are final
Feb 24, 2014
The results are final and unchanged. Congratulations to Bull Run ES, Carl Sandburg MS, Colvin Run ES, Cooper MS, J. Michael Lunsford MS, Louise Archer ES, Luther Jackson MS, and Westminster School for moving on to the State tournament. Each Division C school is invited to send one team to the State tournament.
Lake Braddock Results are final
Feb 17, 2014
The results are final, with a small change to Division C Water Quality to account for a found test that had been misplaced prior to grading. Congratulations to Forest Edge ES, Kilmer MS, Lake Braddock MS, Langston Hughes MS, Longfellow MS, Mark Twain MS, Robert Frost MS, Sangster ES, and South County MS for moving on to the State tournament. Each Division C school is invited to send one team to the State tournament.
Get up-the-minute announcements on Tournament Day
Feb 6, 2014
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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.