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Welcome to NSO 2011: New Horizons of Discovery

On May 18-21, 2011, the University of Wisconsin-Madison will proudly host the 27th annual National Science Olympiad Tournament. More than 7,000 students, educators, parents and volunteers are expected to attend from across the country...
Van Valaskey and Gary Graper
Co-tournament Directors
Students set up dominos during an event at the 2010 Wisconsin State Science Olympiad Tournament hosted at UW-Madison.

First Chemical Synthesis of a Gene

Biochemist Har Gobind Khorana shared the Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine in 1968 for research...

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In 1981, UW-Madison computer scientist Lawrence Landweber helped launch a network of computer networks called CSNet aimed at connecting computer researchers.
Two students watch the pulsating water jets in the Maquina Fountain in Engineering Mall.

First Chemical Synthesis of a Gene

Biochemist Har Gobind Khorana shared the Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine in 1968 for research that was essential to understanding how DNA is translated into proteins. His work at the Institute for Enzyme Research completed the puzzle of which particular nucleic acid sequences code for each of the twenty-one amino acids that make up all proteins. He was also the first person to synthesize a gene chemically.

Announcements

June 16, 2011 - Awards Photos Posted
The awards photos have been posted. Browse through the photos more...
May 24, 2011 - Opening and Awards Ceremonies
Archived videos are now available for both the Opening Ceremony and more...

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Tournament Updates

Update for Flying Bird
All teams planning to participate with the "flying bird" event should report half way through the co more...
Update for Battery Buggy

As we will be in a gymnasium like setting, there will be no established lane width. There will b more...

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