No team or team coach will be asked to write a test or supervise an event. All events will be run by Science Olympiad alumni, and all tests and answer keys will be made available to teams after the competition.
On competition day, every team will be given access to a room or part of a room at UC Berkeley to serve as their homeroom/team base.
Golden Gate Science Olympiad Invitational will make every attempt to adhere closely to the 2017 National Science Olympiad event schedule.
Unless otherwise stated, the Golden Gate Science Olympiad Invitational Tournament will follow all rules as stated in the printed national rule book and national event clarifications posted here. We will follow all rules and clarifications published by the National Science Olympiad organization.
For events for which the printed national rule book specifies different rules or content for different levels of competition, the Golden Gate Science Olympiad Invitational Tournament will follow the rules specified for the regional tournament level.
Each team must be accompanied to the Golden Gate Science Olympiad Invitational Tournament by at least one unique adult. (In other words, schools which send two teams to the Tournament must be accompanied by at least two adults on competition day.)
Teams must abide by the Science Olympiad code of ethics and general rules specified on soinc.org
All built devices must conform to the general rules described on soinc.org.
When applicable as stated in the printed rule book, students must wear appropriate eye protection as described on soinc.org.
Teams (including students, parents, and coaches) may photograph or video-record their team participating at any of the openly viewable events. No team (including students, parents, and coaches) may record or photograph any other team’s engineering devices or competition runs. However, Golden Gate Science Olympiad will provide event photographers to capture images from throughout the tournament that will be made available to all participants.
Golden Gate Science Olympiad is run by Golden Gate Science League, a California 501(c)(3) nonprofit.
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