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by chalker
June 29th, 2019, 7:01 am
Forum: Posting Games
Topic: chalker, can I...
Replies: 266
Views: 26761

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chalker, could you implement a rule in which if a certain percentage of teams are tiered (let's say, 50%), then the event would be trialed - to prevent unreasonable supervisors from skewing team results too much? I little internal SO politics for you all: I HATE tiering. I've pushed hard to elimina...
by chalker
June 25th, 2019, 5:48 pm
Forum: Posting Games
Topic: chalker, can I...
Replies: 266
Views: 26761

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Chalker, could you by chance add something to the rules, especially for build events, that would allow coaches to compete in any vacant time slots in events? Not to compete with students, but just for fun, and perhaps a cheap trophy. Something like a wooden spoon with the competition written on it ...
by chalker
June 12th, 2019, 6:19 am
Forum: Nationals
Topic: "Oldies But Goodies" Events
Replies: 64
Views: 5346

Re: "Oldies But Goodies" Events

What is the problem with releasing the results, anyways? All of the tests should have been graded and put together to find the winner in the first place, right? Am I missing something? What you are missing is the same thing we are missing: those actual results. These events didn't go through the ty...
by chalker
June 10th, 2019, 7:04 pm
Forum: Nationals
Topic: Nationals Event Discussion
Replies: 124
Views: 13397

Re: Nationals Event Discussion

MoolaSmoola wrote:[ Thank you for responding, I appreciated the chance to clarify my statements and I hope I did so adequately.


Thanks for clarifying. You did indeed help me better understand your perspective.
by chalker
June 9th, 2019, 10:16 am
Forum: Nationals
Topic: Nationals Event Discussion
Replies: 124
Views: 13397

Re: Nationals Event Discussion

I really wish the keynote speaker knew what scioly was. and wasn't weird, outdated, and patronizing towards women and female people; I think we all knew that women could do science before he got up on that stage and blew our minds :roll: I'm really quite surprised by this statement and wonder if yo...
by chalker
June 8th, 2019, 7:21 am
Forum: Nationals
Topic: "Oldies But Goodies" Events
Replies: 64
Views: 5346

Re: "Oldies But Goodies" Events

Oh, also: what was the thought process on giving ONE shirt to the pair of competitors that won...? (https://photos.app.goo.gl/EqnySyZSs5X8o3cq9) It's news to me that shirts were given out. Like I said, the national scoring team wasn't involved in those events at all, so we didn't even know there we...
by chalker
June 7th, 2019, 7:32 pm
Forum: Lab Events
Topic: Sounds of Music C
Replies: 204
Views: 22481

Re: Sounds of Music C

don't know if this is official at all (so take this with a grain of salt) but i think i saw chalker say in the nationals event discussion that they're planning to make significant changes to sounds next year. hopefully they will do something along the lines of what you said edit: just realized TheS...
by chalker
June 7th, 2019, 7:28 pm
Forum: Nationals
Topic: Nationals Event Discussion
Replies: 124
Views: 13397

Re: Oldies But Goodies

Apparently, the placings for the Oldies but Goodies events are not coming. They posted the first-place winning teams on the screen before the opening ceremony, but that's it. Nobody else who participated in these events gets to find out how they did. I don't get it. The people running these events ...
by chalker
June 7th, 2019, 7:25 pm
Forum: Nationals
Topic: "Oldies But Goodies" Events
Replies: 64
Views: 5346

Re: "Oldies But Goodies" Events

Anyone have the full rankings? I've heard from one of the tournament directors that these results are not available (other than the first place winners which appeared on screen at the opening ceremony). I don't get it. I've got students who studied for these events and they get absolutely zero feed...
by chalker
June 5th, 2019, 4:44 pm
Forum: Nationals
Topic: No show at nationals?
Replies: 33
Views: 2803

Re: No show at nationals?

We still don't know what happened to the MS team... we spent several hours Saturday morning trying to contact someone associated with the team to ensure they weren't in some emergency situation. The VT team had transportation issues a few days prior, so we knew about them on Friday.
by chalker
June 5th, 2019, 6:18 am
Forum: Posting Games
Topic: chalker, can I...
Replies: 266
Views: 26761

Re: chalker, can I...

NSCDS3RdCaptain wrote:Would you be able to add basic thermodynamic knowledge (more in-depth temperature scales, laws, Carnot cycle, thermodynamic systems and processes, heat transfer, phases of matter, etc.), or would this be too specific?


Thermo is rotating out this year.
by chalker
June 4th, 2019, 7:37 pm
Forum: Posting Games
Topic: chalker, can I...
Replies: 266
Views: 26761

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Dear Dr. Chalker, I would like to make suggestions for the Density Lab rules in the 2020 season. To give you some background on me, I received 2nd place at IL State (where the national event supervisor was supervising). Thus, I would say that I am moderately knowledgeable about the event and its to...
by chalker
June 4th, 2019, 1:58 pm
Forum: Posting Games
Topic: chalker, can I...
Replies: 266
Views: 26761

Re: chalker, can I...

Chalker, can I be nominated in all the SciOly superlative categories?

(This is how this thread is supposed to work right?;)
by chalker
June 4th, 2019, 1:54 pm
Forum: Nationals
Topic: Nationals Event Discussion
Replies: 124
Views: 13397

Re: Nationals Event Discussion

So someone came into my sounds testing room with me and basically videoed/photographed (I think videoed, but not sure) my entire build run. Is this normal? I’ve never encountered something like this before. Normally I wouldn’t raise any eyebrows, except this event is coming back next year, and ther...
by chalker
June 3rd, 2019, 6:31 pm
Forum: Nationals
Topic: 2019 National Tournament: Cornell University
Replies: 476
Views: 62939

Re: 2019 National Tournament: Cornell University

Yeah, I agree as well. Even though I wasn't there and didn't see the strobe lights, I know how big of a problem they can be for people that suffer from epilepsy or just have generally sensitive eyesight. Whoever organizes this stuff should think about the potential effects of strobe lights and cons...

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