Volunteers

Welcome Volunteers!

The NSB volunteers have been the key to the success of the National Science Bowl® for the past 30 years and we look forward to working with YOU to help make the 2021 National Science Bowl® even better!!

This year, all regional tournaments will be virtual. As a result, the competition rules and the roles of the academic officials are changing. The document found here (pdf / ppt)will provide a brief overview of the virtual volunteer roles.

If you are interested in volunteering at a regional competition between January 2021 and March 2021, please email jan.tyler@science.doe.gov.

Thanks for your interest in volunteering!

 

Volunteer roles for in-person NSB events:

During the competitions, volunteers are assigned to be competition room officials:

Moderator: [.pdf]

~ Reads questions to teams
~ Science/engineering/math background required
~ Important rules for moderators

Science Judge: [.pdf]

~ Assists Moderator
~ Science/engineering/math background required

Rules Judge: [.pdf]

~ Enforces rules of the game

Timekeeper: [.pdf]

~ Keeps match time
~ Age 16 or older

Scorekeeper: [.pdf]

~ Keeps match scores
~ Age 15 or older

Score Runner

~ Picks up scores from matches and takes to scoring room
~ Age 10 or higher

Rules Information:

Click here to download a copy of the 2020 Competition Rules.

Rules Flow Chart

New to the National Science Bowl®? Take a few minutes to review the training videos below:

 

Moderator and Judge Training

Scorekeeper Training

Timekeeper Training

 

 

View Previous Final Rounds from past National Science Bowl National Events

2018 National Science Bowl® Final Match Videos on YouTube:

2017 National Science Bowl® Final Match Videos on YouTube:>

2016 National Science Bowl® Final Match Videos on YouTube:

2015 National Science Bowl Final® Match Videos on Youtube:

2014 National Science Bowl Final® Match Videos on Youtube:

2013 National Science Bowl Final® Match Videos on YouTube:

2012 National Science Bowl Final Match® Videos on YouTube: