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by windu34
October 26th, 2020, 9:17 pm
Forum: Invitationals
Topic: The University of Texas at Austin Invitational 2020
Replies: 33
Views: 7707

Re: The University of Texas at Austin Invitational 2020

Heredity B / Designer Genes C Congrats to everyone for competing this past weekend! We assembled a pretty large team of experienced ESes to contribute questions and all in all, I think things turned out pretty good. Huge thanks to the UT Austin team for doing all the Scilympiad interfacing of the e...
by windu34
October 24th, 2020, 12:23 pm
Forum: Regionals & States
Topic: Florida 2021
Replies: 16
Views: 1392

Re: Florida 2021

We just had the first invite of the season and got our first look at some Florida teams this year, so here they are! Boca Raton: 1567, 44th place Orlando Science A: 2182, 87th place Buchholz: 2383, 98th place James S. Rickards A: 2405, 101st place River City: 2634, 120th place Orlando Science C: 27...
by windu34
March 14th, 2020, 1:21 pm
Forum: Gravity Vehicle C
Topic: Gravity Vehicle 20-21
Replies: 21
Views: 2854

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: 229
Views: 32524

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: 23476

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: 2020 Regionals & States
Topic: Florida 2020
Replies: 78
Views: 13891

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: 2854

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: 2020 Regionals & States
Topic: Florida 2020
Replies: 78
Views: 13891

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: 2020 Lab Events
Topic: Solar Power B/C [TRIAL]
Replies: 5
Views: 1273

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: 2020 Regionals & States
Topic: Florida 2020
Replies: 78
Views: 13891

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...

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