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Science Bowl Volunteer Information

Each year dozens of Ames Laboratory scientists and staff--along with faculty, staff and students from Iowa State University--volunteer their time to serve as judges, moderators, timers, scorekeepers and runners for Science Bowl. We truly could not conduct an event of this size without the dedication of our volunteer crew!

If you are a new Science Bowl volunteer, learn more about the volunteer positions by clicking on the Moderator, Judge, Timekeeper, Scorekeeper, and Runner links below. There are also a number of opportunities to help behind the scenes--registration desk, equipment coordinator, catering assistant, setup, and clean up. Indicate your preference on the sign-up form.

As competition officials, we expect that you will come prepared to perform your official duties:
* Read and become familiar with the Science Bowl rules
* Attend volunteer training
* Moderators and Judges - read through questions prior to the event
* Show up promptly for all assignments
* Be respectful to all students, coaches, staff and each other

All interested volunteers (new and veterans): 

1) All volunteers are subject to background checks. 

2) Additionally, all volunteers will be asked to complete and sign an ISU Volunteer Participation Agreement.

Start here!!

2020 HIGH SCHOOL and MIDDLE SCHOOL Science Bowl Volunteer form

For additional information email
Deb Samuelson



Science Judge
Rules Judge
(combined role)




2020 Rules