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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

Treatment of Iron Deficiency

Biochemists in the 1920s conducted studies leading to improved understanding of the roles of mineral...

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Students inspect their entry into the Elevated Bridge event at the 2010 Wisconsin State Science Olympiad Tournament hosted at UW-Madison.
Students work together during an event at the 2010 Wisconsin State Science Olympiad Tournament hosted at UW-Madison.
Students face the bright lights of competition at the 2010 Wisconsin State Science Olympiad Tournament hosted at UW-Madison.

Treatment of Iron Deficiency

Biochemists in the 1920s conducted studies leading to improved understanding of the roles of minerals in animal and human diets. University of Wisconsin biochemists E.B. Hart, C.A. Elvehjem, and Harry Steenbock discovered that copper, in addition to iron, is necessary for making hemoglobin, a component of blood that carries oxygen from the lungs to tissues, and carbon dioxide from tissues to lungs. This led to the use of copper to treat iron deficiency anemia.

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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