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by chalker
March 10th, 2020, 12:26 pm
Forum: 2020 Regionals & States
Topic: Ohio 2020
Replies: 91
Views: 14741

Re: Ohio 2020

Here's the actual announcement which was sent out and will be posted shortly to the Ohio SO Website: Dear Ohio Science Olympiad Community, As you may be aware, The Ohio State University recently announced that the university is suspending face-to-face instruction and moving to a virtual online class...
by chalker
February 20th, 2020, 6:07 pm
Forum: General Competition
Topic: 2020-2021 Events
Replies: 151
Views: 23739

Re: 2020-2021 Events

Regardless, the prevalence of computer science is increasing so steeply that it really needs a better place in Science Olympiad. I would be okay with pretty much anything. This is a common opinion of many of us on the national rules committee, and we've been discussing it for many years now. The ch...
by chalker
February 15th, 2020, 8:24 am
Forum: 2020 Lab Events
Topic: Solar Power B/C [TRIAL]
Replies: 5
Views: 986

Re: Solar Power B/C [TRIAL]

That's on purpose. We essentially took the Thermo rules and inverted the process. In stead of keeping heat you need to collect heat.
by chalker
January 29th, 2020, 4:44 pm
Forum: 2020 Lab Events
Topic: Sounds of Music C
Replies: 81
Views: 12832

Re: Sounds of Music C

A word of caution for all future tournaments: First of all, please make sure that you have re-downloaded the updated Sounds of Music scoresheet (v0.5) from soinc.org/sounds-music-c . Secondly, even though SOINC has updated the spreadsheet, it should NOT be imported into Google Sheets. Using Google ...
by chalker
January 23rd, 2020, 4:52 am
Forum: General Competition
Topic: 2020-2021 Events
Replies: 151
Views: 23739

Re: 2020-2021 Events

Given that each committee is focused on separate topic areas, there is a structural barrier to "accidental overlaps". If the Chemistry Committee focuses on chemistry events, the Physics Committee on physics events, etc. then there should always be an appropriate diversity of events and topics. This...
by chalker
January 22nd, 2020, 4:35 pm
Forum: General Competition
Topic: 2020-2021 Events
Replies: 151
Views: 23739

Re: 2020-2021 Events

There's absolutely no reason to remove a perfectly good enjoyable build event just to replace it with another electronics event that seems almost identical to Detector Building. I will be SO FR*CKING P*SSED if I NEVER get to do Trajectory again - the thing I've been looking forward towards my entir...
by chalker
December 8th, 2019, 7:00 am
Forum: Machines B/C
Topic: Rules Clarification
Replies: 5
Views: 1085

Re: Rules Clarification

Nothing on this site is official. I would send a clarification to the rules clarification area on soinc.org. This is correct. Unofficially though, I can tell you we put that honest attempt language in the rules to explicitly prevent people from 'guessing' the ratios. It sure sounds like that's what...
by chalker
October 25th, 2019, 5:29 am
Forum: General Competition
Topic: WHY the metric system exclusively, ESPECIALLY for builds
Replies: 10
Views: 1267

Re: WHY the metric system exclusively, ESPECIALLY for builds

Anyone have insight into why all of Olympiad uses the metric system exclusively? This doesn't seem to reflect the real world very well, at least not for any of the industries I've worked in. It's especially frustrating on builds where they use 30cm to approximate a foot. Except its NOT a foot. So t...
by chalker
September 4th, 2019, 5:54 pm
Forum: General Competition
Topic: Binder Events
Replies: 54
Views: 4732

Re: Binder Events

As one of the key people behind the scenes pushing for more 'binders', I can tell you that there are several key reasons: 1. Any type of binder / page limitation puts a significant burden on the event supervisor to check ever team's resource. And no matter what language we use, it seems there are al...
by chalker
September 4th, 2019, 5:22 am
Forum: Machines B/C
Topic: Machines B/C
Replies: 161
Views: 20831

Re: Machines B/C

As Nick previously alluded to, it's standard within the physics / mechanical engineering communities to make a general distinction between Statics and Dynamics. Just about every college of engineering will introduce students first to Statics concepts via one or a series of classes, which are then fo...

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