Seeking UChicago Volunteers for Argonne Science Bowl Competition

Dear Graduate Student:

We are seeking volunteers to help officiate Argonne’s Middle School Regional Science Bowl Competition on Saturday, January 26, 2019 at Oswego East High School. Science Bowl is a Department of Energy Competition where students face-off in a fast-paced, question-and-answer format, and are tested on a wide range of science disciplines and math. The wining team wins an all-expenses paid trip to Washington, D.C. to compete in the National Science Bowl.

This year we are expecting 20 teams to compete, nearly double that of last year, and are in need of A LOT of volunteers . For the past few years, we have had a number of University of Chicago Students carpool and volunteer for this event.

To learn more about the different ways you can volunteer, see below. Already know you want to volunteer? Click HERE to sign up.

Contact Jacquie at if you have any questions or concerns.

We hope you are able to join us in supporting the next-generation of STEM problem solvers!


Competition: Argonne’s Middle School Science Bowl Competition

Where: Oswego East High School

When: Jan. 26th , multiple shifts from 6:30am-4:00pm volunteers will be a given a light breakfast and lunch

What is needed: Desperately Need Volunteers!!!


We are seeking volunteers to help us officiate the competition. There are roles for both STEM and non-STEM related professionals.

Volunteer roles include:

  1. General/Operations

  2. Timekeeper

  3. Scorekeeper

  4. Judge (STEM background required)

  5. Moderator (STEM background required)

· Volunteers will be asked to attend a training session (this will be arranged on-campus and/or virtually).

Sign-up HERE to volunteer. Any questions contact Jacquie at

Jacqueline Otmanski
Outreach Instructor
Educational Programs Department

Argonne National Laboratory
9700 South Cass Avenue, Building 360, B-103
Argonne, IL 60439
(630) 252-4716 |