Who is eligible to participate?

All undergraduate students are eligible to participate.  They must be a member of a team comprised of students from the same college/university.

What if I have not had a lot of public health classes/experiences?

The questions in the public health trivia challenge will come from the 5 core areas of public health.  The competition does not require each individual to be well versed in all 5 areas, but it is helpful to be knowledgeable in at least one. The case studies will also be comprehensive, but the students are able to work together as a team to pool their knowledge.

Does a faculty/staff member need to attend with their students?

We encourage faculty and staff members to travel with students and attend the scholar bowl, but it is not a requirement for participation.

Are there prizes?

Yes!  There are First and Second PLace cash prizes for both the case study presentation and the trivia challenge.

Can non-participating students or faculty/staff help with the case study?

No, the case study is to be worked on by registered student members of the team only.

Is there a certain number of students that must be on the team?

No, but we recommend teams be made up of 4-6 students.  There may be 5 members playing at one time in the trivia challenge matches. To get more people involved, however, members are allowed to rotate throughout the tournament. We also recommend limiting the number of case study presenters to 4 members, as there is a strict time limit. With this said, all registered team members may help with the development of the presentation.

Where can we stay?

There are many area hotels for teams to stay in. We will have a block of rooms reserved at the Water Tower Inn. For other hotels in the area, follow this link.

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