Any area assigned for use at any time during the
Olympiad for an event is off limits. This
includes Speare 113 and Fidel Center second floor.
Jones Hall Annex 2nd Floor - Only students
participating in an event on this floor are
allowed in this area.
Conference Center and Jones Annex cannot be used as a
'home base' area.
All Stairways are off limits.
3. The following
areas are AVAILABLE to all teams during the Olympiad:
4. Team Coaches and their Assistant
Coaches are responsible for keeping the area in which your team
claims as 'home base' clean during the day. You are responsible
for the contents, the cleanliness of the room, and putting the
room back in the manner in which it was found.
No playing in the elevators!
There will be no
trial events for 2016.
Final Announcements-Opening Ceremony
All final announcements will make during the opening ceremony. It is strongly recommended that coaches and students attend the opening ceremony. This will be the last opportunity for coaches and students to clarify last minute questions and learn of changes.
1st-10th place medals and
Schools wishing to
purchase breakfast or lunch for their entire team at the Cafeteria
by purchase order should contact Campus Dining at 575-835-5111. For more information regarding
NM Tech Dining
In the event of a winter storm, the Olympiad state finals
will not be cancelled. The logistics of rescheduling over 1,000
people and associated facilities, food, lodging, and travel are
inconceivable. It is the responsibility and obligation of your
school district to determine the safety of travel for your
students. New Mexico Tech and New Mexico Science Olympiad are not responsible for the safety of your
students as they travel to the competition.
There is no public posting of scores! Coaches,
students, and parents ARE NOT
be allowed in the Scoring Room.
Scores will be placed on this
website the following business day.
Friday Evening Entertainment:
To Be Announced
on Penalty Points
Supervisors, Science Olympiad Director or Coordinator
may assess penalty points.
penalty points assessed will be taken from the OVERALL
It is your responsibility to inform your students, team parents,
other coaches, and visitors of these rules IN ADVANCE OF
Penalty points cannot be taken to arbitration. They are final at
the time of assessment!
Penalty points may be assessed for any of the following
students actually competing in an event (those who have
signed in on the sign-in sheet provided to Event
Supervisors) may enter areas where events are being
held. Spectator events are at the discretion of the
a) For any
student, coach, teacher, parent, or chaperone
interfering with, or disrupting the administration of an
event, up to 5 penalty points may be assessed.
b) For any
student, coach, teacher, parent, or chaperone entering
an event without proper authorization to do so, up to 5
penalty points may be assessed.
2. Electronic Communications
a) Students with cell phones, electronic tablets, two-way radios, (ANY DEVICE USED
FOR ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION) must have them in the OFF
(not vibrate) position during any event in which they
are competing. Students who violate this policy will be
penalized up to 10 penalty points.
Electronic communications usage will be allowed in
buildings as long as it does not disrupt any event
taking place in that area. Event Supervisors, Science
Olympiad Director or Coordinator may assess penalty
points for violation of this policy at their
Written Policy on Cheating
individual who cheats during any event will be penalized
by disqualification of the team from that event.
* If a
team, team member, or anyone associated with that team
(coach, teacher, parent or chaperone, etc.) deliberately
takes an action that impairs the ability of other teams
to fairly compete in an event, that team will be
disqualified from that event.
cheating occurs by a team in more than one event, or in
successive years, the team may be disqualified that
year, or the following year, from the entire
Disqualification results in 0 points.
event of arbitration please refer to the following
event supervisor must sign the arbitration form prior to
its submission to the Arbitration Committee. This
does not mean the event supervisor agrees with the
appeal, but that the event supervisor and the coach have
discussed the matter. Try to solve appeals at the event
regarding administration of an event must be submitted
within 30 minutes of completion of the event.
Appeals regarding scoring must be submitted within 30
minutes after receiving your schools scores. See
note regarding posting of scores below.
arbitration panel will determine time of submission.
coach must submit appeals.
student(s) competing in the event under appeal must
present the information to the arbitration panel.
Coaches may be present, but must refrain from comment
unless addressed by the arbitration panel.
There are many construction projects on campus.
ENTER CONSTRUCTION ZONES UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES!
Students! Nominate your coach for the
Coach of the Year
This award is
presented each year to one Middle School and one High School
Science Olympiad Coach. It serves to recognize those
individuals who have made a positive contribution to Science
Olympiad, their students, their school, and their community.
Deadline for nomination forms is Monday, February 15, 2016.