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by Ray Li
May 23rd, 2012, 5:32 pm
Forum: 2012 Nationals
Topic: Stories from Nationals
Replies: 8
Views: 2901

Re: Stories from Nationals

We got the police called on us while we were at our hotel. :lol: :o :lol:
by Ray Li
May 23rd, 2012, 5:29 pm
Forum: 2012 Nationals
Topic: Awesome Nationals!
Replies: 8
Views: 2717

Re: Awesome Nationals!

I found it very ironic that the team was not there. :lol:
by Ray Li
May 21st, 2012, 8:52 pm
Forum: 2012 Nationals
Topic: National Results Discussion
Replies: 33
Views: 8501

Re: National Results Discussion

We talked with the team and they said that they are planning on sending a team next year. Where are the rankings for Japan's team? I never saw them on the official list.
by Ray Li
May 21st, 2012, 7:04 pm
Forum: 2012 Nationals
Topic: 2013 National Events
Replies: 1
Views: 2561

2013 National Events

Any ideas on what events might be included at the 2013 National Science Olympiad competition?
by Ray Li
May 21st, 2012, 6:37 pm
Forum: 2012 Nationals
Topic: National Results Discussion
Replies: 33
Views: 8501

Re: National Results Discussion

Our team happened to stay at the same hotel as the Japanese team. :D
by Ray Li
May 21st, 2012, 6:29 pm
Forum: 2012 Nationals
Topic: National Results Discussion
Replies: 33
Views: 8501

Re: National Results Discussion

I think the biggest advantage that teams from the states will have is the fact that the tests are only in English (at least I think so).
by Ray Li
May 21st, 2012, 5:56 pm
Forum: 2012 Nationals
Topic: National Results Discussion
Replies: 33
Views: 8501

Re: National Results Discussion

Japan will be sending a team (the national champions in their country) again to the next national Science Olympiad, but this time they will be competing. I'm thinking that they will break Solon High School's three year winning streak at nationals next year.
by Ray Li
May 13th, 2012, 10:19 pm
Forum: Towers B/C
Topic: How to Reduce Tower Weight Without Sacrificing Strength?
Replies: 23
Views: 17486

Re: How to Reduce Tower Weight Without Sacrificing Strength?

I am almost finished with my tower. It weighs 13 grams right now, but it will probably be heavier when I glue the base and chimney together. All together, it should weigh around 15 grams. Are there any ways to reduce the weight at this stage? Also what are some good methods to transport towers? I am...
by Ray Li
May 6th, 2012, 3:33 pm
Forum: Towers B/C
Topic: How to Reduce Tower Weight Without Sacrificing Strength?
Replies: 23
Views: 17486

Re: How to Reduce Tower Weight Without Sacrificing Strength?

Should I construct my tower completely out of balsa wood or use a combination of balsa and basswood with basswood/hardwood in places that need to be the strongest?

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