My name is Scott Schmucker, and I am a Science Olympiad alumni (Ohio) now studying at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Here at UIUC we have spent the last several months finalizing plans for the upcoming national tournament. To those of you who will be joining us, congratulations! We are looking forward to hosting a wonderful tournament, and hope that you enjoy it as much as we will!
I am very interested in finding ways to connect with other students, alumni, coaches, and volunteers interested in SONT 2010. This includes disseminating information about SONT 2010 (leading up to the event, during the competition, and after the tournament is complete), answering your questions, and ultimately making the tournament as fun and successful as possible! The Science Olympiad Student Center is clearly one excellent way of interacting with many student participants, and I'm hoping that many of you can help me as we count down the next month.
Some of the more obvious ideas are a Facebook group where information about the tournament can be posted. I've even created such a group: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=110617482309941
One suggestion was a Twitter feed, for use during the tournament. This may prove useful, but more importantly, I'm very interested in what the actual Science Olympiad participants think. What can we do here to make the Science Olympiad National Tournament better for you?