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UChicago SciO

Postby UChicago_SciO » Tue May 24, 2016 7:51 pm

Hi everyone,

I am an incoming PhD student at the University of Chicago. I am planning on starting a Science Olympiad student organization once I arrive. Are there any UChicago students on here who would be interested in helping me start this organization? Please message me (or post below) and we can exchange contact information.

Ideally, we would plan on holding an invitational in the winter of 2017-2018. Until then, we would volunteer at surrounding invitationals and slowly begin planning. I personally need this time to become acclimated to Hyde Park!

I am one of the co-founders of the Cornell Science Olympiad Invitational, so rest assured, I have a good idea of what I'm doing ;) Go register for Cornell's invitational once it opens!

Thanks!
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Re: UChicago SciO

Postby Unome » Tue May 24, 2016 7:53 pm

quizbowl goes/went to UChicago. Can't think of anyone else at the moment.
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Postby chalker » Tue May 24, 2016 11:44 pm

Did you realize the National Office is based in Chicago? As are the IL state directors? You should definitely try reaching out to them (contact info is on soinc.org)

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Postby UChicago_SciO » Wed May 25, 2016 12:11 am

@Unome - Thank you for the suggestion! We actually are already friends :)

@chalker - I knew they were close by, but I didn't realize how close! I will definitely reach out to them once I make sure there's enough student interest. Thanks!

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Postby Zioly » Wed May 25, 2016 12:54 am

Always nice to see new University level invitationals open up. Too bad my school won't be going, as we aren't that competitive. :|
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Postby dcrxcode » Wed May 25, 2016 1:05 am

We would definitely be interested in attending (we are located in central Indiana).

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Postby 0ddrenaline » Wed May 25, 2016 1:53 am

Ooh, if this actually happens it could finally be a really competitive tournament near me. Too bad I will graduate before then.

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Re: UChicago SciO

Postby Adi1008 » Wed May 25, 2016 3:27 am

I think Tad Komacek (tad_k_22 I believe), one of the national event proctors for Astronomy, goes to or went to UChicago. Maybe he could help :)
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Postby Buckstops » Wed May 25, 2016 2:36 pm

Hi UChicago_SciO
Welcome to Illinois. We were at Nationals, and are anxious to help get the Invitational off the ground ASAP. We have many volunteers who are dedicated to SO who we could also enlist. Please PM me if when you have time and I will forward you my cell so we can communicate more directly.
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Re: UChicago SciO

Postby UChicago_SciO » Wed May 25, 2016 4:57 pm

Wow, thanks everyone for your responses and suggestions! This all seems very encouraging! :D

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Re: UChicago SciO

Postby Unome » Wed May 25, 2016 5:17 pm

Adi1008 wrote:I think Tad Komacek (tad_k_22 I believe), one of the national event proctors for Astronomy, goes to or went to UChicago. Maybe he could help :)

Doesn't he currently live in Massachusetts though? (or was that someone else?)
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Re: UChicago SciO

Postby asdfqwerzzz2 » Wed May 25, 2016 5:42 pm

Unome wrote:
Adi1008 wrote:I think Tad Komacek (tad_k_22 I believe), one of the national event proctors for Astronomy, goes to or went to UChicago. Maybe he could help :)

Doesn't he currently live in Massachusetts though? (or was that someone else?)

He currently lives in Arizona, but I'm sure he'd be willing to help write a test or support through other means.


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