Nebraska Science Bowl

2015 High School Competition

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2015 Volunteer Information

Volunteer Training

If you are new to volunteering, you must attend one of the training sessions listed below. If you have volunteered before, you are strongly encouraged, but not required, to attend one of the training sessions. There is excellent information at if you wish to begin (or review) your training. Moderators are welcome to come to campus to preview the questions; just come to Carhart Science Rm 106 between 8 am - 5 pm and talk to Bridget or Kelly.


Training Session Schedule:

Wed., Feb. 4: Connell Hall Rm 131 from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Thur., Feb. 5: Connell Hall Rm 131 from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Fri., Feb. 6: Connell Hall Rm 231 from 8 am - 10 am

Fri., Feb. 6: Connell Hall Rm 131 from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Thur., Feb. 12: Connell Hall Rm 131 from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm (for HS volunteers who didn't attend a previous training session)


Below are descriptions of the various volunteer positions needed for the Nebraska Science Bowl:

Moderator: Reads the questions and generally in charge of the room. For more information, go to

Scorekeeper: Keeps track of the score, including points for both questions and penalties. For more information, go to

Timekeeper: Keeps track of the time for both match as a whole and for individual question limits. For more information, go to

Rules Judge: Monitors the room for any cheating between the players and the audience, and makes sure all rules are being followed throughout the match. For more information, go to

Science Judge: As challenges arise during the match, the science judge will have the final say to the decision. For more information, go to

Science Bowl Central: Helps out in Science Bowl Central where: match scores are reported and recorded; question sets are proofread, edited, and tracked; runners are provided instructions; and any other miscellaneous tasks need to tackled.

Runner: The mobile arm of Science Bowl Central. Runners will primarily run question sets and scores back and forth between match locations and Science Bowl Central, as well as perform any other miscellaneous tasks as instructed by Science Bowl Central.

Registration: For the participating teams arriving in the morning, check them in, provide them with updated information, and show them to their assigned "home base" location.

Set-up: On Friday afternoon, help set-up all of the competition rooms and deliver all necessary equipment and items to Science Bowl Central.



Additional Information: This year we will have a weather date of Sat. Feb. 21st, which will be used if either of the competitions get canceled due to bad weather. Please keep this date in mind as you fill out the volunteer online form.

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