Question: Where can we park?
Locations for bus parking will be contingent on the number of buses arriving. Be sure to answer this question when asked by the executive committee.
Free and you can park in any campus parking lot that is not roped off for other Events and Activities. Parking Permits are NOT required.
BROADCASTING THE EVENT
Question: Will the event be broadcast? If so how?
The Friday & Saturday Ceremonies are currently scheduled to be streamed. We are in the process of finalizing this information and when we receive the links they will be posted on the Media Kit page.
Question: Can I purchase a ticket for a guest to come to the Banquet.
Answer: This event is limited to the team and coaches. A limited amount of tickets are available.
Question: Do we need to dress up?
Answer: Yes! You should dress-up in your Sunday best for the banquet and the closing/awards ceremony.
Question: What is the policy on communication devices?
Answer: All cell phones, pagers, walkie talkies, and text messaging devices must be turned off and placed in front of you while in competition. Anyone caught using a device while competing will be disqualified from that event. Any team caught more than once will be disqualified from the tournament.
COMPUTE THIS (Division B)
Question: What hardware & software will be available to us?
Answer: Excel 2007 run on Windows XP computers
Question: When does the Science Olympiad National Tournament begin?
Answer: The tournament itself is held on Saturday, May 16th, but activities leading up to the tournament begin on Thursday, May 14th.
Question: Will home rooms be available to us on Thursday and Friday?
Answer: No. Homerooms will be available on Saturday, May 16, 2009 from 6:00 am – 6:00 pm
Question: Can teachers, parents or alternates impound devices for our official competitors?
Question: When will we receive the final scores?
Answer: At the end of the Awards Ceremony each team's head coach will be provided one copy of the final scores. Any scoring inconsistencies must be brought to the attention of the arbitrators within one hour of the completion of the ceremony. In the rare case of a "photo finish" or problem, a phone number and/or an email address will also be posted on the tournament website for coaches to contact. Scores are not final until they are posted on the Official Science Olympiad websites.
DEVICE EVENTS - 2 hours time slots
Question: There are two hour time blocks for many of the device events. Can you please explain what this means?
Answer: A team may compete any time during this time block. We plan to initiate an on line sign –up for as many of the device events as possible.
ONLINE SIGN UP INFORMATION
- The signups will not go live until all teams have registered (May 5 is drop dead day for all teams, es, and state directors, etc. for many different things).
- All coaches and state directors will be notified of the on line sign up process and the information will also appear on our web page.
- All teams will be notified at least 3 days in advance of the signup process going live, again through both email and a note on www.aug.edu/nso.
- When the signups go live, they will first appear at a time when people in all parts of the country will typically be awake and have internet access.
- The signups will be such that only the 20 teams for the 2 hour time block will be able to sign up within that time block. For example, if the schedule indicates teams 1-20 are to compete in first two time blocks, only teams 1-20 will be allowed to sign up in times within the first two time blocks.
- Sign up times will be on the many pieces of paper you receive in you registration packet.
- For example: If a team has signed up for 10:15, arrives at 10:10 and finds others are finished, they may then compete a few minutes early.