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Science Olympiad at MIT Invitational 2020

Posted: August 14th, 2019, 8:06 pm
by SciOly at MIT
We are pleased to announce that registration for the 6th annual MIT Science Olympiad Invitational Tournament will open on Wednesday, September 18th, 2019 at 6PM EST. The form can be accessed via https://mit.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/ ... SmaIYM5HQV and will close promptly the following Monday, September 23rd, at 6PM EST. Teams will be notified of their acceptance on Wednesday, September 25th, and a public list of participating teams will be announced on Wednesday, October 9th.

As stated previously, the tournament will take place on Saturday, January 25th at the MIT campus in Cambridge, Massachusetts. We will be running all 23 Division C national events, including lab and engineering events, with a schedule mirroring the National Tournament schedule as closely as possible. All events will be written, reviewed, and run by Science Olympiad alumni currently at MIT, national tournament event supervisors, and/or former Science Olympiad competitors from the highest level of competition. This means that coaches will not be required to write tests or otherwise volunteer at the invitational, leaving them free to focus solely on coaching their own teams.

A new system of accepting teams will be implemented for this registration cycle. We have eliminated the tier-system, and will instead guarantee acceptance of schools that meet either of the following qualifications:

- Schools that have placed Top 10 at the MIT Invitational the previous year
- Schools that have placed Top 10 at the National Tournament the previous year

All teams that do not meet the qualifications for guaranteed acceptance will have their acceptance determined by a lottery. As we continue to grow our tournament, we aim to maintain a diverse pool of competitors while also upholding the rigor of our tournament. As such, we still strongly encourage all teams to apply, especially Massachusetts teams, regardless of their reputation or experience level.

Schools that would like to bring two teams can fill out an additional question on the registration form regarding why they need to bring two teams— the answers will be reviewed to make sure as many teams are satisfied as possible.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions. We look forward to the upcoming season!

Re: Science Olympiad at MIT Invitational 2020

Posted: August 15th, 2019, 10:10 am
by SciOly at MIT
Additionally, MIT Science Olympiad is pleased to announce the opening of our event supervisor application for the 2020 MIT Science Olympiad Invitational.

The application for first-time event supervisors (i.e. you haven’t supervised for us before) can be found here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIp ... sp=sf_link

The application for returning supervisors can be found here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIp ... sp=sf_link

Applications will close at 9:00 PM EST on October 1st, 2019.

Hope to see you apply!

Re: Science Olympiad at MIT Invitational 2020

Posted: September 19th, 2019, 5:55 pm
by SciOly at MIT
Hi all,

Just a quick reminder that registration for the 2020 MIT Science Olympiad Invitational is open! The form can be accessed via https://mit.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/ ... SmaIYM5HQV and the form will close on Monday, September 23rd at 6PM EST. Teams will be notified of their acceptance on Wednesday, September 25th, and a public list of participating teams will be announced on Wednesday, October 9th.


Please note that you must submit a registration form regardless of how your team placed at the MIT Invitational or Nationals last year. Moreover, if your team would like to attend the MIT Invitational, regardless of placing or experience, we strongly encourage you to register as we want to continue providing an accessible, quality invitational for any team. Please let us know if you have any questions!

Re: Science Olympiad at MIT Invitational 2020

Posted: October 10th, 2019, 9:19 pm
by SciOly at MIT
The list of attending teams for the 2020 Invitational has been posted on our website. You may access it via this link: http://scioly.mit.edu/teams

Congratulations to the accepted teams and thank you to all who applied. We look forward to welcoming you to our campus in January!

Re: Science Olympiad at MIT Invitational 2020

Posted: October 10th, 2019, 9:33 pm
by pepperonipi
SciOly at MIT wrote:
October 10th, 2019, 9:19 pm
The list of attending teams for the 2020 Invitational has been posted on our website. You may access it via this link: http://scioly.mit.edu/teams

Congratulations to the accepted teams and thank you to all who applied. We look forward to welcoming you to our campus in January!
Looks like a pretty healthy list. Can't wait!

Re: Science Olympiad at MIT Invitational 2020

Posted: October 10th, 2019, 9:37 pm
by Name
Any predictions?

Re: Science Olympiad at MIT Invitational 2020

Posted: October 11th, 2019, 5:51 am
by MadCow2357
Spicy list 4 sure

Re: Science Olympiad at MIT Invitational 2020

Posted: October 11th, 2019, 10:47 am
by Unome
Nice, looks like basically everyone is back. Unless I've forgotten a team, I think Chattahoochee is the biggest one missing.

Re: Science Olympiad at MIT Invitational 2020

Posted: October 11th, 2019, 12:11 pm
by nicholasmaurer
Unome wrote:
October 11th, 2019, 10:47 am
Nice, looks like basically everyone is back. Unless I've forgotten a team, I think Chattahoochee is the biggest one missing.
Luckily they are coming to ours :)

Re: Science Olympiad at MIT Invitational 2020

Posted: October 11th, 2019, 3:22 pm
by Unome
For the last several years, the formatting of the team list (often one of the first things released) has been kind of meh. Note the line on the bottom overlain by the logo, splitting of a school's teams between two pages, very large team number column for just a list of two-digit numbers, etc. It's been an ongoing thing.