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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 present their entry to the Mousetrap Vehicle 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.

Disease-Resistant Plants

At the end of the 19th century, a fungal infection called cabbage yellows threatened the entire Wisc...

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A student prepares to launch an entry into the Wright Stuff event at the 2010 Wisconsin State Science Olympiad Tournament hosted at UW-Madison.

Disease-Resistant Plants

At the end of the 19th century, a fungal infection called cabbage yellows threatened the entire Wisconsin cabbage crop. University of Wisconsin plant pathologist John C. Walker solved the problem by developing strains of cabbage resistant to the fungus. This was the first of many successful research efforts that later developed disease resistance in onions, potatoes, beans, peas, and cucumbers. Fifty-two of his 101 years of life were devoted to studying plant diseases at the University of Wisconsin.

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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