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by windu34
March 14th, 2020, 1:21 pm
Forum: Gravity Vehicle C
Topic: Gravity Vehicle 20-21
Replies: 21
Views: 1499

Re: Gravity Vehicle 20-21

What do you think about giving a bonus for crossing a photogate that is past the vehicle target point, forcing elite teams to build advanced vehicles that can change direction (with a rubber band for example) but not penalizing more novice teams that only have the resources to build one directional...
by windu34
March 12th, 2020, 6:00 pm
Forum: General Competition
Topic: Replaying Events for 2021
Replies: 228
Views: 19475

Re: Replaying Events for 2021

I recognize Science Olympiad is not a democracy but it would make sense to me to have each State Director send an email (or survey monkey) to every coach in their state asking if they want new events or repeat events. The results could then be tallied and the true sentiment of the competitors recog...
by windu34
March 12th, 2020, 3:21 pm
Forum: General Competition
Topic: Covid-19 and Nats/States
Replies: 195
Views: 14984

Re: Covid-19 and Nats/States

or other options like postponing Nats to June Reposting again for visibility: While I completely agree that we need to keep health and safety over anything. We need to look at all the hard work and time students, coaches, mentors and volunteers has spent this year. Think about 11'th graders who hav...
by windu34
March 12th, 2020, 10:33 am
Forum: Regionals & States
Topic: Florida 2020
Replies: 78
Views: 9768

Re: Florida 2020

For those interested in staying involved in Florida Science Olympiad after graduating, please see this page on our website.
by windu34
March 12th, 2020, 10:28 am
Forum: Gravity Vehicle C
Topic: Gravity Vehicle 20-21
Replies: 21
Views: 1499

Re: Gravity Vehicle 20-21

As many teams have extra time (no winding mousetraps, no setting up a launcher, no batteries) it would be interesting to have more than 1 target points - perhaps three. Teams would be given the same time (8 minutes) to complete 3 runs. The distances can be chosen between 9m-12m vertically, but in a...
by windu34
March 11th, 2020, 6:46 pm
Forum: Regionals & States
Topic: Florida 2020
Replies: 78
Views: 9768

Re: Florida 2020

This was my final year participating in Florida Science Olympiad as a competitor, as well as a Div B event coach. Although I am quite sad and disheartened about the news, at the same time, this was one of the greatest seasons I've ever had. Not only was I able to compete with my team, the RaTs, one...
by windu34
March 11th, 2020, 1:57 pm
Forum: Lab Events
Topic: Solar Power B/C [TRIAL]
Replies: 5
Views: 775

Re: Solar Power B/C [TRIAL]

Thank you for the feedback on the event - this will be useful as we continue to work on event development. If others have any input on the event, please share it here and I assure you it will be taken into consideration.
by windu34
March 10th, 2020, 8:41 pm
Forum: Regionals & States
Topic: Florida 2020
Replies: 78
Views: 9768

Re: Florida 2020

Florida State Tournament Update Currently still progressing with the tournament, however, this is subject to change at any moment. We are hoping to reach a stronger decision by the end of the week after speaking to UF administration. IF the tournament is held, the following provisions have been asc...
by windu34
March 8th, 2020, 6:28 pm
Forum: Regionals & States
Topic: New York 2020
Replies: 240
Views: 25204

Re: New York 2020

I would be happy to support this initiative with a Circuit Lab C exam if Nationals gets cancelled.
by windu34
March 7th, 2020, 4:51 pm
Forum: Regionals & States
Topic: Florida 2020
Replies: 78
Views: 9768

Re: Florida 2020

With all of the recent discussion on the potential impact of the coronavirus on state and national tournaments, I wanted to post and let Florida competitors know we at UF are still proceeding with preparations for our state tournament while carefully monitoring the situation. The UFSO team is workin...

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