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Sign-up for the USA Biology Olympiad (USABO) Exam!!

Dear Biology Enthusiasts,

 

If you are passionate about Biology and would love to compete nationally and internationally in a Biology competition, sign up for the USA Biology Olympiad (USABO) Open Exam!!  All interested students in grades 9 to 12 are eligible to participate in the USABO.

 

Sign-ups are currently open in Mrs. Basu's Room (2109) with a $5 fee (donation) till November 16th.

 

The USABO Open Exam will consist of 50 multiple choice questions in 50 minutes and will be administered tentatively on Monday, February 11, 2019 (3:15-4:15 pm)

 

More details about online registration and how to prepare for the Exam will be provided after you sign-up.

 

Feel free to join us for Exam prep sessions during Biology Club meetings every Thursday during Lunch in Room 2109.

 

The USA Biology Olympiad (USABO) has 4 tiers of Exams:

Tier 1: Open Exam (Feb 5-15 at DVHS)

Tier 2: Semifinal Exam (March 18-22 at DVHS)

Tier 3: Final/National Exam (June 22-July 6 at UC San Diego)

Tier 4: International Biology Exam (July14-21 in Hungary)

 

Top 10% qualifies to the semifinal round (about 500-600 people)
Top 20 people of semifinal round invited to the USABO training boot camp at UC San Diego over the summer.
​Top 4 people from the final round represent USA and is represented as IBO (International Biology Olympiad) Finalist!

 

Each of the seven topics will be covered in the four exams: Open, Semifinal, Nationals, and IBO:

  • Animal anatomy and physiology: 25%

  • Cell Biology: 20%

  • Genetics and Evolution: 20%

  • Plant anatomy and physiology: 15%

  • Ecology: 10%

  • Ethology: 5%

  • Biosystematics: 5%

Main Study Resource is the Campbell Biology Textbook edition 8 or later.

 

Here are the digital PDFs of the Campbell Biology Edition 9 Textbook: Campbell Biology Textbook

 

Best,

Mrs. Basu and the Biology Club Officers

Srisai Nachuri (President)

Alvin Zhang (Vice President)

Ryan Liu (Secretary)

Risha Chakraborty (Treasurer)

 

 

Posted by: Minu Basu Published:10/28/18
Audience: Homepage, AP Biology Period 6, AP Biology Period 3, AP Biology Period 5, Biology Period 1, AP Biology Period 4 and Homepage


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