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by mathemaniac
August 11th, 2013, 6:13 pm
Forum: 2013 Invitationals, Regionals, and States
Topic: New York 2013
Replies: 512
Views: 54528

Re: New York 2013

That's also a good point. Thanks for the input! We really appreciate all this help from the SciOly board! We're considering all of our options right now and are in our preliminary stages of planning - but we obviously don't want to announce a tournament and not hold it! Our situation is a bit too vo...
by mathemaniac
August 10th, 2013, 9:32 am
Forum: 2013 Invitationals, Regionals, and States
Topic: New York 2013
Replies: 512
Views: 54528

Re: New York 2013

For now, we're going to keep it Division C - hopefully in the future, we have the resources to accommodate for both divisions!
by mathemaniac
August 10th, 2013, 12:07 am
Forum: 2013 Invitationals, Regionals, and States
Topic: New York 2013
Replies: 512
Views: 54528

Re: New York 2013

You make some pretty good points, thanks for your help! However, I do have a question about Athens: I thought it was held on the 19th (3rd saturday of the month) last year, so why do you think it will move to the 25th this year? I feel like the 18th would make more sense...and if that's the case, we...
by mathemaniac
August 9th, 2013, 10:24 pm
Forum: 2013 Invitationals, Regionals, and States
Topic: New York 2013
Replies: 512
Views: 54528

Re: New York 2013

Hey everyone! I'm an incoming freshman at Columbia University. I did Science Olympiad for a couple of years in Illinois, and I'm hell-bent on staying involved with my favorite activity, so I'll be volunteering around at Regionals/hopefully States next year! I noticed there was a lot of interest for ...
by mathemaniac
April 21st, 2013, 10:22 pm
Forum: 2013 Invitationals, Regionals, and States
Topic: Illinois 2013
Replies: 663
Views: 60042

Re: Illinois 2013

As much as I really think "blind competition" is a terrible thing for Sci Oly (personally I've never seen someone get angry about taking a photo or covering their devices or anything, but that sounds terrible), fostering competition has been pretty integral to my teams success. I can speak for my en...
by mathemaniac
March 24th, 2013, 2:43 pm
Forum: 2013 Study Events
Topic: Astronomy C
Replies: 183
Views: 35555

Re: Astronomy C

So...after doing a lot of research (including off of this forum), my partner and I haven't been able to find set-in-stone period-luminosity formulas for Type I and Type II Cepheids. There are a slew of different formulas online, almost all of which are different from the ones posted closer to the be...
by mathemaniac
March 17th, 2013, 4:34 pm
Forum: 2013 Study Events
Topic: Astronomy C
Replies: 183
Views: 35555

Re: Astronomy C

In preparation for States, my partner and I just went through the Northview Invite on the Test Exchange. Going through, we found some mistakes and had a couple of questions for the forum as well... Possible Mistakes: 1. I'm almost positive that 1a. isn't Arcturus; it's Antares. Previous posts on thi...
by mathemaniac
March 8th, 2013, 9:09 pm
Forum: General Competition
Topic: How Many Teams?
Replies: 18
Views: 1883

Re: How Many Teams?

1-2 teams at Invites, 2 teams at Regionals, 1 team at State + 5 alternates. I'd say that from what I've seen in most IL teams over the last two-ish, our situation is fairly typical, with bigger programs sending maybe one more team to Invites/Regionals but still filtering down to one Varsity team at ...
by mathemaniac
March 8th, 2013, 9:00 pm
Forum: General Competition
Topic: Favorite Event
Replies: 185
Views: 22356

Re: Favorite Event

Astronomy for sure - if solving those calculations to perfection doesn't make you happy as a scientist, then you at least have the luxury of sifting through beautiful pictures of stars and galaxies and nebulae for points. . Although, I've taken a recent liking to Thermodynamics and Circuit Lab as we...
by mathemaniac
March 8th, 2013, 8:56 pm
Forum: General Competition
Topic: Preparing For Next Year
Replies: 2
Views: 728

Re: Preparing For Next Year

My team was sort of in the same situation a few years ago. Our school opened 4 years ago and in my sophomore year (first year of competition), we medalled in 2 events and won a Spirit Award at Regionals. And that was it. Last year, we ended up doing much better and even placed 5th at States (admitte...

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