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 National Science Bowl - Utah
Utah Valley University
Saturday, March 7, 2020

Utah Valley University will host our state’s first National Science Bowl competition and is in urgent need of volunteers. The National Science Bowl (NSB) is a nationwide academic competition that tests students’ knowledge in all areas of science and mathematics.  Approximately 20 teams comprised of four students, one alternate and an advisor or coach from high schools throughout Utah are currently scheduled to compete.  These teams will face-off in a fast-paced question-and-answer format, being tested on a range of science disciplines including biology, chemistry, earth and space science, physics, energy and math.

 Volunteer needed:
Team Hosts (20) – Meet each team upon registration and stays with them throughout the day to ensure they have a positive experience while at UVU.

General Volunteers (20) – Assist as needed throughout the event with logistics and operations on campus.

Each competition room has the following volunteers: 

  • Moderators / Science Judges (6)
  • Coordinate each match, reads questions, and resolve question challenges.
  • Scorekeepers (6)
  • Accurately award points and record the competition score
  • Rules Judges (6)
  • Ensure all competition rules are followed.
  • Timekeepers (6)
  • Operate the official competition time clock.

Optimally Individuals and/or groups will volunteer to serve during the entire event, but those who are only available to serve either the morning or afternoon sessions are also welcome.


Schedule of events:

8:00 - 9:00 AM: Team Check in and volunteer training

9:00 - 10:00 AM: Opening Ceremony and team instruction

10:00 AM - 12:00 Noon: Round Robin Preliminary Competitions

12:00 - 1:00 PM: Lunch

1:00 - 2:30 PM: Semi Final Rounds

2:30 - 3:00 PM: Final Round

3:00 - 3:30 PM: Award Ceremony

3:30 PM: Teams Depart

The winner of Utah’s inaugural competition will participate in the NSB Finals to be held

April 30 - May 4, 2020 in Washington, DC.


For more information or to volunteer, please contact:

            Jim Murphy, Assistant Dean
            UVU College of Science
            phone: (801) 863-5511
            email: jmurphy@uvu.edu