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State Tournament

Tournament Date

April 12-13, 2024

State Director

Lisa Giacomelli

Location

NC State University

Scores

Division B:

2024 State Tournament Scores B – Teams & FPOWs Combined (Medals are awarded from this set)

2024 State Tournament Scores B – Teams Separated (Trophies are awarded from this set)

Division C:

2024 State Tournament Scores C – Teams & FPOWs Combined (Medals are award from this set)

2024 State Tournament Scores C – Teams Separated (Trophies are awarded from this set)

Announcements

  • If your team qualified, you can bring any 15 students from your school that you want, even if they didn’t compete at regionals.
  • You must know your Team # for States – tests will require your team #. It is in Avogadro, and on the Team Spreadsheet below.
  • Teams (not FPOWs) may bring 2-4 alternates to States. Alternates may compete in Trial Events and they must be included in Avogadro and on the Photo Consent Form. Medals are earned for Trial Events, but the results are not included in the Overall Team Score.
    • Trial events will be self-schedule events and spots are limited, first come, first serve.  One pair of students per school may participate in each trial event.  
    • FPOWs are also welcome to do trial events.
  • Flight will be held in Carmichael Gym – the court is approximately 90 x 60 with a height of 26 feet to the lights. Here is an image of the ceiling. We will make our best efforts to turn off the HVAC for competition.  Carmichael Gym is not available Friday or Saturday morning for test flights.
  • Photo Consent Form: This form is the same as Regionals, but we must have it submitted again.  Alternates must be included. One major difference to note on the Photo Consent Form is that parents must agree to allow their children’s picture to be taken.
  • Avogadro access for coaches and instructions on self-scheduling will be emailed to coaches soon.
  • We will have a Photoboxx at States! – the original hashtag printer!  You can send pictures to the box and pick them up.
  • Merchandise – we will have fun merch available for purchase – card purchases only!
  • Coach of the Year Award nominations now open! Nominate your coach by March 31 – click here
  • All lab events will run hands-on labs.  Please make sure you review and bring the required safety equipment and recommended lab materials (in the rules).
  •  Wristbands: The head coach will need to pick up team wristbands from the Registration table in Reynold’s either Friday (starting at 1 pm) or Saturday morning (starting at 7:30 am).  Students cannot compete without a wristband.  Wristbands are not needed for Trial Events. 
    • If you are arriving late on Saturday morning and miss the Registration table, you can visit the Scoring Room (room TBD) in Reynold’s to pick up wristbands.
  • Reynolds Coliseum Parking Deck clearance is 6’9″.  
  • Due to another private event, the Climbing Wall in Carmichael Gym is not available this year.

Schedules

2024 State Tournament Schedule 

2024 State Tournament Schedule Overview Friday & Saturday / Trial Event Schedule 

State Qualifiers & Team Numbers

2024 State Qualifiers

Campus Map

Campus Map

Minors MUST be accompanied at all times while on campus. See expectations for bringing minors to NC State.

Volunteer

Sign-up to Volunteer

Opening Ceremony – Friday

The Opening (& Closing) Ceremony will be held in Reynold’s Coliseum. Doors to the floor open at 4 pm. Teams will be assigned a row of seats on the floor or in the bleachers on the floor. There are 17 seats in a row on the floor, if you are bringing more people, they can sit in the back or upstairs wherever they like.  Rows will be provided for FPOWs.  

2024 Reynold’s Seating Assignments

Parade of Champions – up to 4 members per team & all FPOWs are encouraged to walk in the Parade.  Mascots, signs, and general team spirit encouraged. Div B will line up in the hallway to the right of the stage, Div C will line up to the left (there will be signs) you will attempt to line up by team number.  There will be volunteers directing you. We will call out each team as they enter, they will parade down the middle and then find their way back to the team seats. 

We’ll then have some opening remarks and our Keynote Speaker. Everything will wrap up about 7 pm.

Hotels

We do not have reserved blocks of rooms for States, but we do recommend the “Cary Crossroads” area, which you can easily search. This area is close to campus, has lots of easy parking, restaurants, and (maybe most importantly) is close to both a Lowes & Home Depot for whatever breaks on the bus.

Food

Talley Student Union, Fountain Dining Hall and Clark Dining Hall will be open both Friday and Saturday. If you want to request to pay for blocks of meals for the dining hall, you can reach out to aksmith@ncsu.edu. NC State is a cashless campus.

Fountain Dining Hall – Science Olympiad Reservations

Fountain Dining Hall – Direct Billing Form

Homebases

Space will be provided for home bases on Miller Field. There is a refillable water bottle station on the field and in every building on campus. Tents MUST come down before Closing Ceremonies on Saturday.

Parking

Parking instructions are provided here – a pre-purchased parking pass is required for Friday.  Parking on Saturday is free on campus and open anywhere that isn’t 24-hour reserved. The Reynolds parking deck is the easiest place for most people to park.