The University of Texas at Austin Invitational 2019
Posted: May 16th, 2019, 1:54 pm
ATX Science Olympiad is excited to announce our fifth annual invitational tournament on Saturday, October 26, 2019! Registration will open later in the summer.
A few distinguishing features of our tournament we think you'll like:
Stress-free scheduling: Like our previous tournaments, this invitational will follow the 2018-2019 national schedule conflicts (released on the day after Labor day) in the interest of consistency and helping students plan their events in advance. Trial events will be run as sign-up events to allow for maximum flexibility.
Experienced Hosts: Since we ran our first regional in 2014, we’ve organized ten competitions that have served teams across the entire country. Through our experience and expertise, we’ve acquired a reputation for running the best tournament in Texas and strive to run this year’s invitational with impeccable quality and efficiency.
Less work for you: All events will be written, reviewed, and run by experienced Science Olympiad alumni from UT and other universities across the country. This means that coaches and parents will not be required to write tests or volunteer at the invitational, leaving them free to focus solely on coaching and supporting their own teams.
Quality Events: Our event supervisors are among the best in the country, with many having national medals and experience running events at MIT, Princeton, Golden Gate, and even Nationals! Every test will be reviewed by a member of our Exam Review Committee and will be written in a way that’s challenging and creative, yet accessible to even the newest teams. Engineering and lab events will be set up and run properly to ensure that every student can be rewarded for their hard work and preparation.
At ATX Science Olympiad, we believe that knowledge and a love for science should have no barriers, whether geographical or financial. We became the first university Science Olympiad organization ever to release all our exam materials immediately after our tournaments in 2014, allowing teams from across the country to learn from our event materials, and will do the same for this tournament. Furthermore, in the interest of removing financial hurdles in the way of teams competing, this tournament will be free for all attending teams. If transportation or lodging costs are prohibitive for your team, let us know - we might be able to help.
At the end of the day, we do this because we love Science Olympiad and want to help others experience the same joy we did as competitors. The goal of this invitational is to enrich the Science Olympiad experience of high school students across the state of Texas and the entire country, providing them with ample practice for future competitions, such as Regionals or State. Furthermore, we aim to foster growth in TSO by encouraging new teams and giving them an accessible tournament. To that end, we hope to see you all at the tournament in October!
If you are interested in joining our Exam Review Committee or being an event supervisor, please fill out this form or private message me - we'd love to have you!