Coaches Announcements and Resources
New Jersey Coaches Handbook
National Science Olympiad Information on How to Organize a Science Olympiad team at Your School
Number of Students Permitted on a New Jersey Team
Up to 18 students may compete in the regular events at any NJSO regional or State tournament. National policy, however, allows only 15 members on a team, therefore any team that wins first place at the State tournament must reduce their regular team numbers to 15 students in order to compete at the National level. The 3 students cut from the team can remain a part of the team and compete in the trial events at National.
Science Kit Partnership with National Science Olympiad
Science Kit has partnered with the National Science Olympiad to offer building kits or team supplies for some events. Check out the link from their website: http://sciencekit.com/science-olympiad/c/1091965/sid/eid/start/0
New Free Student Resource for Anatomy & Physiology Events
The Society for Neuroscience has launched a new Web site: NERVE (Neuroscience Education Resources Virtual Encycloportal) at http://www.sfn.org/nerve. NERVE is a dynamic new online gateway to information and tools for learning and teaching about the brain and nervous system created specifically for K-12 students and educators.
Many resources from NERVE are also available in a convenient CD-ROM version which is available as a download or can be shipped in quantities---all for FREE! Use and distribute the CD at regional coaches clinics. Contact Nadine Costello to request copies of the CD. Mention your affiliation with the Science Olympiad and SfN will send you copies of the CD absolutely free of charge. For more neuroscience education resources from SfN, go to http://www.sfn.org/so.