For the 2016 competition, New York State has chosen Fermi and Herpetology as the two trial events. The rules for these events can be found by clicking on the links above. Each event will receive the same number of medals as the 23 national events. These events will also count toward the overall team rank. If a team chooses to not participate in one of these events, the highest point total will be awarded and could be one of the five event scores that are dropped toward the overall team rank. The total team rank will therefore be based upon the lowest twenty scores from all events.