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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 contratulate over a successful trial in the Elevated Bridge event at the 2010 Wisconsin State Science Olympiad Tournament hosted at UW-Madison.
Two students watch the pulsating water jets in the Maquina Fountain in Engineering Mall.

Controlling Blood Clotting

Through the misfortune of a Wisconsin farmer, biochemist Karl Paul Link and his University of Wiscon...

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Champion medals await their recipient at the 2010 Wisconsin State Science Olympiad Tournament hosted at UW-Madison.

Controlling Blood Clotting

Through the misfortune of a Wisconsin farmer, biochemist Karl Paul Link and his University of Wisconsin associates were handed the keys to discovery of anticlotting factors. Farmer Ed Carlson in February 1933 brought to Link sweet clover hay that he thought might be involved in the death of his cattle from uncontrollable bleeding. Link and students isolated and identified dicumarol as the anticlotting agent in the spoiled hay. Link, and biochemists Mark Stahmann and M. Ikawa, then synthesized comparable compounds including Warfarin, which is widely used to treat thrombosis and other clotting disorders. It also proved to be a highly effective rodenticide.

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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