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by nejanimb
January 17th, 2019, 7:34 am
Forum: Invitationals
Topic: Science Olympiad at MIT Invitational 2019
Replies: 238
Views: 36366

Re: Science Olympiad at MIT Invitational 2019

I think one focus next year should be on making sure all the grading is correct and double-checked, even if it takes some extra time. After looking through some of our teams' tests, I've noticed an egregious number of instances where entire sections or pages weren't added in calculating the final s...
by nejanimb
March 18th, 2018, 5:26 am
Forum: 2018 Regionals and States
Topic: Massachusetts 2018
Replies: 47
Views: 5435

Re: Massachusetts 2018

Preliminary:

  1. Acton Boxborough (46)
  2. Newton North (98)
  3. Newton South (153)
  4. Belmont
  5. Westborough
  6. Winchester
  7. Wellesley
  8. Chelmsford
  9. Sharon
  10. Boston Latin

Congrats all!
by nejanimb
May 22nd, 2017, 3:17 pm
Forum: 2017 Invitationals, Regionals, and States
Topic: Massachusetts 2017
Replies: 58
Views: 8334

Re: Massachusetts 2017

10,000% agreed -- keep rule changes/clarifications to a minimum and post them with as much notice as possible! Will do what I can =).
by nejanimb
May 22nd, 2017, 12:18 pm
Forum: 2017 Invitationals, Regionals, and States
Topic: Massachusetts 2017
Replies: 58
Views: 8334

Re: Massachusetts 2017

To clarify – the 2017 MA state champion is now Newton High School South. I’m one of the folks that handles scoring the MA Science Olympiad State Tournament, but my thoughts here are my own and are not official statements from MA SciOly. I’ll avoid saying too much about the actual cheating involved h...
by nejanimb
March 18th, 2017, 11:12 pm
Forum: 2017 Invitationals, Regionals, and States
Topic: Massachusetts 2017
Replies: 58
Views: 8334

Re: Massachusetts 2017

Unofficial:

1. Acton-Boxborough (74)
2. Newton North
3. Newton South
4. Belmont
5. Boston Latin
by nejanimb
March 18th, 2017, 10:40 am
Forum: 2017 Invitationals, Regionals, and States
Topic: Massachusetts 2017
Replies: 58
Views: 8334

Re: Massachusetts 2017

Good luck today all! Come say hi at scoring if you're around.
by nejanimb
February 11th, 2017, 1:37 pm
Forum: 2017 Lab Events
Topic: Experimental Design B/C
Replies: 78
Views: 12587

Re: Experimental Design B/C

BrS wrote:Does anyone happen to know the raw score for 1st place ExpDes at MIT 2017? Or are we not allowed to know?


If I recall, I think it was a 111? I do definitely remember that there was significant room for improvement even among the top labs!
by nejanimb
January 25th, 2017, 1:32 pm
Forum: 2017 Lab Events
Topic: Experimental Design B/C
Replies: 78
Views: 12587

Re: Experimental Design B/C

The commentary on trends should almost always include an interpretation of the trend line or z-tests you show between treatments (i.e. "the slope of M means that for every unit increase in X, we expect an M change in Y") and a discussion of summary statistics (i.e. the R^2 of G means that...
by nejanimb
January 23rd, 2017, 12:36 pm
Forum: 2017 Lab Events
Topic: Experimental Design B/C
Replies: 78
Views: 12587

Re: Experimental Design B/C

I had the pleasure of supervising ED at the MIT invite this last weekend, so thought I'd give a few pieces of unsolicited advice now that I've read ~70 labs from this year (including from a bunch of top teams): - The Statement of Problem should, generally, take the form of "How does [IV] affect...
by nejanimb
November 17th, 2016, 6:47 am
Forum: 2017 Invitationals, Regionals, and States
Topic: Massachusetts 2017
Replies: 58
Views: 8334

Re: Massachusetts 2017

I'm a Massachusetts newcomer as well. Will be helping out at both MA states and the MIT invites this year!

Sounds like there are some oddities to the format here?
by nejanimb
October 6th, 2014, 11:52 pm
Forum: Bridge Building B/C
Topic: Designs B/C
Replies: 200
Views: 32602

Re: Designs B/C

I had initially interpreted that rule to mean "at all heights, some part of the bridge must be at least 5cm wide." That is, if you held a ruler perpendicular to the span and moved it from the base up to the top of the bridge, some part of the bridge must protrude beyond a 5cm interval for ...
by nejanimb
May 4th, 2014, 3:25 pm
Forum: 2014 Build Events
Topic: Boomilever B/C
Replies: 690
Views: 68538

Re: Boomilever B/C

Bridge Building did have a minimum height in the past. The difference was that elevated bridge required clearance of an area in the middle of the span (meant that you couldn't have a straight member directly across the gap). Regular Bridge Building is just a super easy event. Towers is too, and I th...
by nejanimb
May 2nd, 2014, 2:58 pm
Forum: 2014 Invitationals, Regionals, and States
Topic: Pennsylvania 2014
Replies: 349
Views: 45356

Re: Pennsylvania 2014

Shocking following the C awards, really, in every way. And B was surprising too! Nutty day at Juniata.

Congrats to all!
by nejanimb
May 1st, 2013, 2:57 pm
Forum: 2013 Invitationals, Regionals, and States
Topic: Virginia 2013
Replies: 36
Views: 6989

Re: Virginia 2013

My impression (could be totally off-base) is that the TJ team is characterized by a high level of intra-team competition, and a fair bit of anxiety over "making the team." I know many teams like it are run in situations where people working on the same events don't really work together (be...
by nejanimb
April 28th, 2013, 6:55 am
Forum: 2013 Invitationals, Regionals, and States
Topic: Virginia 2013
Replies: 36
Views: 6989

Re: Virginia 2013

Hope the event went well yesterday! I didn't attend this time, but I wrote the Fermi test and put together ED. Let me know any comments about those! Also, really interesting to see TJ make it for div. C. It'll be fascinating to see how they do at Nationals - lots of talent there, clearly. The school...

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