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UW-Green Bay Academic Competition


Academic Competition 2021 date TBD

**Attention: A message from K-12 & Community Relations** 

The scheduled Academic Competition for Monday, April 27, 2020 is cancelled. Our #1 priority is to respect recommendations put forth by the World Health Organization, the Center for Disease Control, and our Wisconsin government agencies. Our UW-Green Bay administration, faculty, and staff look forward to this annual event and are also disheartened that we are unable to keep this scheduled. For teams that have already paid the team registration, we will refund you via check. 
Thank you for understanding, your patience and all you’re doing during this time. We look forward to seeing you and your teams in 2021!


The academic competition will include teams from area high schools competing in four academic areas: English Language Arts, Math, Science and Social Studies. Teams are made up of 5 to 10 students. There will be two, 45-minute rounds. 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 to compete in all four academic areas.

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

Registration fees
$10 per coach
$18 per student

Academic Areas

English Language Arts

Details on the English Language Arts essay writing challenge are forthcoming.

The on-site competition will remain the same which 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.



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. Math Coaches - Please email five to eight math problems and solutions for consideration no later than February 24, 2020 to Crystal Williams at: 


(Calculator policy from Scott Ashmann February 2007)

Science questions will come from the areas of biology, chemistry and physics. 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. Competition consists of three rounds with the top teams after the first two rounds advancing to the final round.


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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Teams will register online for each academic area. One person can register all the teams or each coach can submit their team registration. You will be able to add a second team for the same academic area. 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 any participant

$10 per coach
$18 per student

The fee includes competition materials, dinner and awards.

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Payment can be made by purchase order, personal check or credit card. 

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 Kristen Schiedermayer at 920-465-2653.

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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.



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 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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For questions regarding the competition please contact Crystal Williams at