UW-Green Bay Academic Competition


Save the Date: Tuesday, April 9, 2019 - 3:30-8:15 p.m.


Details Forthcoming!

 

Hosted by the UW-Green Bay Division of Continuing Education and Community Engagement.

The academic competition will include teams in four academic areas: English Language Arts, Math, Science and Social Studies. Teams are made up of 5 to 10 students. At any given time, up to six students per team are competing, but the others may be rotated in between sections. Schools do NOT need to send teams in all four areas.

Registration Deadlines

Registration Now Closed

 

Note: 
If you need to add a second team for any academic area, you will need to return and complete a second registration.

If you need to add a second coach for a team, please contact Crystal Williams at williamc@uwgb.edu or 920-465-2480.

A confirmation email will be sent when registration is received. If you do not receive the email, please contact Crystal Williams at williamc@uwgb.edu or 920-465-2480.

Questions

For questions regarding the competition, contact Meagan Strehlow at strehlom@uwgb.edu.

For questions regarding registration or payment, contact Crystal Williams at williamc@uwgb.edu.



Academic Areas

English Language Arts

Teams must register by January 30, 2018 to allow time for essay prompts to be sent out.

The English Language Arts (ELA) competition includes an impromptu essay written approximately three weeks before the contest. The essay will be based on The Road by Cormac McCarthy. Five students per school will write the essay and then they will decide which two essays are submitted to be scored by a UW-Green Bay team. In this year’s essay portion, students will be allowed to use their copies of the books.

Teams will receive the essay prompts and instructions around February 5, 2018. Essays must be postmarked no later than February 19, 2018.

The competition will consist of students working in teams to answer questions in two preliminary rounds. The top four teams, based on scores from the essay and first two rounds, will advance to the final round.

 

Math

The math competition consists of both team and individual question sets in three sections. Top teams after two rounds will advance to the final round. Questions will come primarily from algebra, advanced algebra and geometry with other topics including probability, pre-calculus/analysis, trigonometry, discrete math and statistics.

PLEASE NOTE: The math competition is made up of questions submitted by coaches. Please send five to eight math problems and solutions for consideration no later than February 5, 2018 to:
Meagan Strehlow
UW-Green Bay
Continuing Education and Community Engagement
Attn.: UW-Green Bay Academic Competition
2420 Nicolet Drive
Green Bay, WI 54311


Science

(Calculator policy from Scott Ashmann February 2007)

Science questions will come from the areas of biology, chemistry and physics. Competition consists of three rounds with the top teams after the first two rounds advancing to the final round. A scientific calculator is required. However, programmable calculators that are capable of storing alphanumeric or textual material will not be allowed during this academic competition. Calculator use is restricted to arithmetic and evaluation of trigonometric functions, exponentials, logs, square roots, etc.

 

Social Studies

Questions will be taken from American and world history, geography, current events, economics and government. Teams with the high scores after two preliminary rounds will advance to the final round. 

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Registration

Teams will register online for each academic area. The fee includes competition materials, snack, dinner and awards.

Fees
$(tbd) per coach
$(tbd) per student

Each registration must include the following information:

  • Names of student participants for each team
  • Name of coach and email address for each team
  • Dietary restrictions for all participants

A confirmation email will be sent when registration is received. If you do not receive the email, please contact Crystal Williams at williamc@uwgb.edu or 920-465-2480.

Registration Now Closed

 

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Payment

Payment can be made by purchase order, personal check or credit card. Payment must be received in our office by February 16, 2018.

To pay by purchase order or check (payable to UW-Green Bay), mail to:
UW-Green Bay
Continuing Education and Community Engagement
Attn.: UW-Green Bay Academic Competition
2420 Nicolet Drive
Green Bay, WI 54311

To pay by credit card, please contact Crystal Williams at 920-465-2480.

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Location and Parking

Please provide your teams with enough time to arrive at the campus, find parking and allow adequate time for transit to the University Union. See outdoor signage to direct you to parking and to the building location.

 

Location

The UW-Green Bay Academic Competition will take place on the UW-Green Bay campus in the University Union, Phoenix Rooms A, B and C.

Directions to Campus

University Union Location

Note: To use your GPS or map app, use the street address of 2430 Campus Court, Green Bay, WI.

 

Parking

Parking is available in the Campus Court Visitor or Kress Parking Lots. A parking permit is not required. Please look for signage directing you to the applicable parking lot. 

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