The awards ceremony will be held in the University Center Ballroom at 3:15 immediately following the conclusion of the special presentation on research in introductory biology. All efforts will be made to begin the awards ceremony as fast as possible after the final events have been completed. This awards ceremony will move quickly to accommodate the large number of teams and awards being handed out, with a goal to get teams on the road as fast as possible.
The tournament will be broken down into two divisions, based on high school enrollment. We will consider requests from coaches to place a team in a specific division, regardless of enrollment. Medals will be awarded to the top four finishers in both divisions in all 29 events in the tournament. In addition, team trophies will be awarded to the top four teams in both divisions of the tournament. National Scoring will be used to calculate team scores (1 point for 1st, 2 points for 2nd, etc…low score wins), and every teams’ five worst event scores will be dropped when calculating team scores, compensating for the five Wisconsin Science Olympiad events. Only one trophy can be earned by a school. A spirit award will be awarded to the high school team which displays the most positive team spirit, as voted on by the event supervisors.
Pictures of medal winners will be taken away from the ceremony to allow for a quicker transition between events. The new version of Avogadro has a presentation system integrated to allow for immediate presentation of results. We will work hard to quickly and accurately conduct the awards ceremony, while still creating a memorable experience for all students involved.
Avogadro will be used to score this competition. If you have used Avogadro before, simply log in and you can access your team.
If you have not used Avogadro before, you will need to create and activate (via e-mail) an account. The link to create and activate your account is not yet available, we will post that link here as soon as possible.
Next, coaches are asked to e-mail Earl Blodgett with their username so that he can input you as the “School Coach.” As soon as you are labeled as a “School Coach” you may log on to Avogadro to input your team data, including selecting events and assigning students with events. First, log onto Avogadro:
Next, click on the Third Annual Science Olympiad Border Battle at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls link under “Hosted Competitions” at the top of the page (click on Division C, as we are not hosting a Division B tournament at this time). Next, you will click on the Competition Data heading on the left, bringing up 3 more links. Now you will click on Edit School Data. Here it will probably ask you to log in, or you can do it on the lower left. After you enter your school data, you can click on the Edit Team Data link on the left to add team members and select their individual events. Please contact Andy Hamm if you have any questions about using Avogadro. If you prefer, our score keeping team will be available during the morning of the tournament to assist you in entering all the names of your team members, so that they can be given more recognition.