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2019 Harvard Science Olympiad Div. B Invitational

Posted: October 7th, 2018, 8:43 am
by HarvSciOly
Harvard Undergraduate Science Olympiad is excited to welcome you to our first annual Division B Invitational Tournament!

Who: Division B Science Olympiad teams
When: Sunday, February 10, 2019
Where: Harvard Yard, Cambridge, MA
Registration Fee: $200

Features:
1. Our schedule will feature all events offered at the 2019 National Tournament
2. Event Writers will be Science Olympiad alumni at Harvard—many of whom have attended Nationals—as well as students from the Cambridge Rindge and Latin School, who will be mentored by Harvard's Science Olympiad alumni.
3. Each school may register up to 2 teams; each school's first team will be prioritized in case of space restraints.
4. The registration fee is $200 and will be due 2 weeks after your registration is confirmed.
5. Each team must register two adult coaches, and at least one coach must supervise/proctor an event at the tournament.

If you are interested, please fill out the interest form on our website: https://www.sciolyharvard.org/division-b/.
Registration will open October 17th, 2018. Hope to see you there!

Re: 2019 Harvard Science Olympiad Div. B Invitational

Posted: October 7th, 2018, 8:46 am
by Asian Nooblord
It's so great that Harvard is expanding their invitational to include Division B!

Definitely gonna try to arrange for my middle school to go!

Re: 2019 Harvard Science Olympiad Div. B Invitational

Posted: October 7th, 2018, 6:29 pm
by sciolyperson1
Are there any competitive national placing teams going to this invitational?

Re: 2019 Harvard Science Olympiad Div. B Invitational

Posted: October 7th, 2018, 6:48 pm
by EastStroudsburg13
If one goes, I'd guess more would be likely to join.

Re: 2019 Harvard Science Olympiad Div. B Invitational

Posted: October 17th, 2018, 5:27 pm
by HarvSciOly
Reminder that registration for the Harvard Undergraduate Science Olympiad Division B Invitational Tournament is now open. Register at sciolyharvard.org, and reach out at sciolyharvard@gmail.com with any questions!

Re: 2019 Harvard Science Olympiad Div. B Invitational

Posted: October 17th, 2018, 6:06 pm
by antoine_ego
HarvSciOly wrote:Reminder that registration for the Harvard Undergraduate Science Olympiad Division C Invitational Tournament is now open. Register at sciolyharvard.org, and reach out at sciolyharvard@gmail.com with any questions!

Don't you mean Division B invitational?

Re: 2019 Harvard Science Olympiad Div. B Invitational

Posted: October 28th, 2018, 8:42 am
by HarvSciOly
sciolyperson1 wrote:Are there any competitive national placing teams going to this invitational?


Yes! So far, we've received registration from four teams who attended nationals last year, two of which placed in the top 10!

Re: 2019 Harvard Science Olympiad Div. B Invitational

Posted: October 28th, 2018, 8:54 am
by sciolyperson1
HarvSciOly wrote:
sciolyperson1 wrote:Are there any competitive national placing teams going to this invitational?


Yes! So far, we've received registration from four teams who attended nationals last year, two of which placed in the top 10!


Hmm... Do you know which two teams? I would guess Springhouse and maybe Longfellow?

Re: 2019 Harvard Science Olympiad Div. B Invitational

Posted: November 24th, 2018, 12:33 pm
by MadCow2357
Gallagher will be attending! Anyone else?

Re: 2019 Harvard Science Olympiad Div. B Invitational

Posted: December 30th, 2018, 3:13 pm
by drcubbin
We know very little about Massachusetts teams and so some of the team names are unfamiliar to us, so how competitive is MA overall? We are going to Bayard Rustin next weekend and we know PA is very competitive 8-)

Re: 2019 Harvard Science Olympiad Div. B Invitational

Posted: December 30th, 2018, 7:21 pm
by Unome
drcubbin wrote:We know very little about Massachusetts teams and so some of the team names are unfamiliar to us, so how competitive is MA overall? We are going to Bayard Rustin next weekend and we know PA is very competitive 8-)

The top MA team might be competitive with you, but I'm probably overestimating them.

Re: 2019 Harvard Science Olympiad Div. B Invitational

Posted: January 9th, 2019, 4:47 pm
by drcubbin
We just received notification that Harvard will not be running any "wet labs" and so the hands-on lab in Potions and Poisons is out (they will be providing any information necessary. Does anyone know what that will mean for Thermodynamics?

Re: 2019 Harvard Science Olympiad Div. B Invitational

Posted: January 10th, 2019, 9:16 am
by drcubbin
January 10th update (from the Harvard organizers)

Hello all! Regarding our announcement about events with wet labs, here is the list of events with hands-on activities/lab components that we are modifying:

Circuit Lab
Crime Busters
Density Lab
Potions and Poisons

For these events, instead of requiring competitors to manipulate instruments or work with reactive chemicals, we will instead be supplying data that competitors will then use to answer additional questions.
Because we are modifying these events, students will not be penalized if they do not bring their safety gear to these four events. All other events, however, will follow the standards as established by the 2019 Division B Rules Manual. (We will still be running thermodynamics as according to the national guidelines).

Thank you all for your understanding. Please let us know if you have any further event clarification questions!

Best,
The HUSO Division B Tournament Directors

Re: 2019 Harvard Science Olympiad Div. B Invitational

Posted: February 4th, 2019, 6:19 pm
by thecatgod
I cannot believe there are only 5 days left. Any predictions before that fateful day? Personally, I think it'll be a close race between Bay Academy and Springhouse for 1st and 2nd based on how close they were at Garnet to overtaking Springhouse.

Re: 2019 Harvard Science Olympiad Div. B Invitational

Posted: February 4th, 2019, 6:23 pm
by Anomaly
thecatgod wrote:I cannot believe there are only 5 days left. Any predictions before that fateful day? Personally, I think it'll be a close race between Bay Academy and Springhouse for 1st and 2nd based on how close they were at Garnet to overtaking Springhouse.

After Springhouse's performance at Solon, I'd think that Springhouse will still win out over Bay Academy (but i might just be biased cause same school district)