Volunteers

Welcome Volunteers!

Due to the overwhelming number of volunteers this year, we are unable to accept any additional volunteers. Please do check back for the 2020 NSB! Thank you!

The NSB volunteers have been the key to the success of the National Science Bowl® for the past 28 years and we look forward to working with YOU to help make the 2019 National Science Bowl® even better!!

All ages (adults and students) and skill levels are encouraged to volunteer - students, grades 3 and higher, and student groups are welcome to volunteer for service hour credits. To prepare you for your National Science Bowl® adventure, we will hold training sessions in April 2019 at the U.S. Department of Energy.

Thanks for your interest in volunteering!

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: