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by drcubbin
August 27th, 2019, 9:46 am
Forum: Invitationals
Topic: 2020 LISO Invitational (Long Island, NY) Div B & C
Replies: 9
Views: 1202

Re: 2020 LISO Invitational (Long Island, NY) Div B & C

To all NY City Science Olympiad teams - The Long Island Science Olympiad (LISO) is a great opportunity to get in some practice, have some fun and compete against a lot of the best teams around (not to mention coming home with all graded tests!) And don't forget, it is the least expensive SciOly Invi...
by drcubbin
August 17th, 2019, 3:11 pm
Forum: General Competition
Topic: 9th Graders in Division B
Replies: 34
Views: 1942

Re: 9th Graders in Division B

Thank you Name for getting the point. And yes, "taking first across the board" is a bit hyperbolic, but there are schools in competitions who do just that. Hyperbolic yes, but it is possible to get pretty darn close. This discussion was started by a Div B coach and I am only trying to hear different...
by drcubbin
August 17th, 2019, 1:15 pm
Forum: General Competition
Topic: 9th Graders in Division B
Replies: 34
Views: 1942

Re: 9th Graders in Division B

Taking Bio (which im trash at lol) gave me no advantage whatsoever over other 6th, 7th, and 8th graders. What does give an advantage however, are adults building devices for the competitors. An 8th grader on my team won 1st in thermo at nats in 2018, and two op 8th graders on our team got 2nd in wa...
by drcubbin
August 17th, 2019, 12:25 pm
Forum: General Competition
Topic: 9th Graders in Division B
Replies: 34
Views: 1942

Re: 9th Graders in Division B

Taking Bio (which im trash at lol) gave me no advantage whatsoever over other 6th, 7th, and 8th graders. What does give an advantage however, are adults building devices for the competitors. An 8th grader on my team won 1st in thermo at nats in 2018, and two op 8th graders on our team got 2nd in wa...
by drcubbin
August 17th, 2019, 11:48 am
Forum: General Competition
Topic: 9th Graders in Division B
Replies: 34
Views: 1942

Re: 9th Graders in Division B

Also 9th graders don't have as much as an advantage as you would think. Most are not taking AP/advanced sciences as a freshman, and don't really get an advantage because they are in Highschool. It's mainly just about experience....tho I'll say that if my middle school let 9th graders compete in Div...
by drcubbin
August 17th, 2019, 9:11 am
Forum: General Competition
Topic: 9th Graders in Division B
Replies: 34
Views: 1942

Re: 9th Graders in Division B

I believe it's Daniel Wright who is the most well-known top team without 9th graders. I know they do extremely well, and I am guessing they are the exception, rather than the rule. It would be nice to hear from both B & C coaches to see if this makes a difference (having or not having 9th graders o...
by drcubbin
August 17th, 2019, 8:58 am
Forum: General Competition
Topic: 9th Graders in Division B
Replies: 34
Views: 1942

Re: 9th Graders in Division B

I'm glad someone brought this up as it is a "touchy" topic at best. We are a 6-8 middle school, and while we have had 9th graders on the team in the past, it has not always been fair to the team since 9th graders often have high school obligations and cannot devote as much time to practice. What ab...
by drcubbin
August 17th, 2019, 6:46 am
Forum: General Competition
Topic: 9th Graders in Division B
Replies: 34
Views: 1942

Re: 9th Graders in Division B

I'm glad someone brought this up as it is a "touchy" topic at best. We are a 6-8 middle school, and while we have had 9th graders on the team in the past, it has not always been fair to the team since 9th graders often have high school obligations and cannot devote as much time to practice. Also, he...
by drcubbin
August 16th, 2019, 4:01 am
Forum: General Competition
Topic: Scioly Summer Study Session 2019
Replies: 112
Views: 49544

Re: Scioly Summer Study Session 2019

Did I hear correctly that there might be a Fall SciOly Study Session?
by drcubbin
August 13th, 2019, 2:34 pm
Forum: General Competition
Topic: Scioly Summer Study Session 2019
Replies: 112
Views: 49544

Re: Scioly Summer Study Session 2019

It's been a month since I submitted my test, Is anyone taking care of my submission? Thanks
I won't lie. After almost 40 years of having a "Dr." in front of ones name is pretty cool, but "Mr.Epithelium" comes pretty close!

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