Science Olympiad (SO)is nationwide competition, designed to increase a student’s interest in STEM fields and provide recognition for outstanding achievement in team events. Science Olympiad competitions are like academic track meets, consisting of a series of up to 23 team events in each division (Division B is middle school; Division C is high school). Each year, a portion of the events are rotated to reflect the ever-changing nature of genetics, earth science, chemistry, anatomy, physics, geology, mechanical engineering and technology. The top teams advance from Regional to State to National levels.
SO is team-based and teams are formed at the school level. If you are new to Science Olympiad and interested in forming a team, please read about team formation and roam the Virginia Science Olympiad website for further information.
VASO will run all of its *regional* tournaments in a hybrid model - the written tests will be done virtually on Written Test Day and a variety of Device Testing day options will be offered for the build events.
Written Test Day Proctoring Guide
Regional Hybrid Model
Student Permission Slip (for parents)
Written Test Day (1/22) Schedule
Regional Tournament Information
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January 10 - Jan 19 - Practice Period
January 22, 2022 - Regional Written Test Day
February 12, 2022 - Fairfax HS Device Day
February 19, 2022 - Charlottesville HS Device Day
February 26, 2022 - Lake Braddock SS Device Day
March 26, 2022 - VASO State Tournament
University of Mary Washington
UVA Engineering Student Council
UVA Chemistry Fraternity
Our wonderful VASO alumnni
Thanks you to all of you for your sponsorship this season!