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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 prepare to test their entry for the Elevated Bridge event at the 2010 Wisconsin State Science Olympiad Tournament hosted at UW-Madison.

Scientific Approach to Agriculture

In 1893 the College of Agriculture's emerging science-based approach to agriculture was emphatically...

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Students carefully wind the rubber band motor for their entry into the Wright Stuff event at the 2010 Wisconsin State Science Olympiad Tournament hosted at UW-Madison.
Students celebrate at the awards ceremony during the 2010 Wisconsin State Science Olympiad Tournament hosted at UW-Madison.

Scientific Approach to Agriculture

In 1893 the College of Agriculture's emerging science-based approach to agriculture was emphatically demonstrated to farmers and Wisconsin citizens by the postmortem verification of a tuberculosis test for cattle. Organized by University of Wisconsin bacteriologist Harry L. Russell, the slaughter of the exceptionally fine University dairy herd verified the accuracy of the test to a doubting audience. Acceptance of the test helped pave the way to control of tuberculosis in animals and humans. Russell, who succeeded William A. Henry as dean in 1907, was known as the "Science Dean" because of his emphasis on research.

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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