Where are the bathrooms?

One of the most common questions that is posed at Registration/Information is, "Where are the Bathrooms?" This may be because many school campuses have separate bathroom buildings and students are looking for such a building on campus at the college.

Bathrooms are located throughout campus, in all of the event buildings. A little exploring will find them.

A curious complication is the presence of a number of Porta-potties that are brought in for the Science Olympiad. These facilities are NOT the only toilet facilities on campus. Please help your students, volunteers, etc. understand that while the Porta-potties are available, there are facilities available all around campus.

Young Scientists Challenge for Division B Students

For the eighth year, Science Olympiad’s partner, Discovery Education, would like to invite all Division B teams to submit science-related videos in the Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge (YSC).

The top award is $25,000, plus trips to Costa Rica and other benefits, including a special prize pack for any Science Olympiad finalists. In past years, Science Olympiad has qualified more than 33 semifinalists and 15 finalists in the YSC. Last year’s overall winner, Peyton Robertson from Florida, was a Science Olympiad alumnus.

Letter describing the contest: Click here.
YSC Overview: Click here.
Nominating certificate: Click here.
Young Scientist Contest Logo: Click here.

For information check out the Discovery Education Web site.

We Will Be "Live Tweeting" the 30th Annual Los Angeles County Science Olympiad

Using Twitter to Follow the LA County Science Olympiad
The LA County Science Olympiad will be "live tweeting" the competition on Saturday, February 28, 2015. A "tweet' is a short (140 character maximum) text message distributed by the Twitter network worldwide. For more information about tweeting see http://webtrends.about.com/od/socialnetworking/a/what-is-twitter.htm.

In order to get up-to-the-minute information about Science Olympiad events, room changes, weather, event cancellations, and the like, you either will need to use your existing Twitter account or you will need to activate a Twitter account. Should there be a need, we plan to tweet regular updates about weather conditions at this year's competition.

If You Have a Twitter Account
If you already have a Twitter account you are good to go. Simply log in to your account and choose to follow @LACoSciOly. That's the official Los Angeles County Science Olympiad Twitter account. On your home Twitter account page you can search for LACoSciOly using the box at the top right of your account page that contains a magnifying glass icon. Enter @LACoSciOly.

When the search is done, click on the button that says "Follow." That's it.

If You Do Not Have a Twitter Account
Go to http://twitter.com and to register for your own Twitter account. At the opening page you can sign up for an account.

Twitter will ask you a few questions about your preferences and then set up your account based on the answers to those questions.

You will be taken to the main screen of your account. At this point you can enter @LACoSciOly into the search box using the box at the top right of your account page that contains a magnifying glass icon. LACoSciOly is the official Los Angeles County Science Olympiad Twitter account.

Monitor the Science Olympiad During the Competition
Keep your Twitter client open during the competition and you will receive live updates sent to your Twitter account regarding the Science Olympiad. We promise, no spam or offers to join a book club.

Team Volunteer Assignments for Occidental College Have Been Posted

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Each participating team must supply Event Support Volunteers in order to assist with the logistics and operation of the Science Olympiad. These volunteers must be adults selected by the school who will represent the school in completing the assigned responsibilities. The highest standards of honesty, courtesy, and appropriate behavior is expected.

The volunteer assignments are made in advance and posted to this website. It is the responsibility of the coach to insure that the volunteers representing the school know what their assignment is, where the room(s) or event venue(s) are located, and what time the assignment takes place.

Volunteer Assignments for Occidental College for Saturday, February 27, 2016