All events at the MIT Science Olympiad Invitational Tournament will be written, carefully vetted, or run by Science Olympiad alumni. Furthermore, all event materials and supplies will be funded by the budget of Science Olympiad at MIT. This means that, unlike at most tournaments, coaches will not be required to write tests or otherwise volunteer at the invitational, leaving them free to focus solely on coaching their own teams.
All 23 Division C national events will be run at the MIT Science Olympiad Invitational Tournament:
Anatomy & Physiology
Rocks and Minerals
Write It Do It
Trial events are optional and do not count for team points, but the top teams in each trial event will be awarded medals. Team members and alternates may participate in trial events.
The confirmed trial events for the 2017 Invitational are Quantum Quandaries and Picture This. Based on suggestions we have received, we will also be running Fermi Questions and We’ve Got Your Number. These trial events will be self-scheduled. The rules posted here are tentative and may be updated by the supervisors. Finalized versions of the rules will be posted by the end of December.