My assumption is that the rationale is that anything that will be used in the event should be impounded (yes, this includes pencils and eye protection). We do get supervisors who, for all intents and purposes 'do not care' and tell students to bring calculators back later when they actually compete, but this was prior to when the FAQ was posted.Zuul wrote:As a KTH event supervisor, I've never impounded calculators or not allowed students to bring calculators in with them. I'm just trying to get clarification as to the reason for the change, since I'm sure it will be asked. Thanks!(section: 2 / paragraph: d / line: 1)
02/17/2013 - 22:15 Are calculators (programmable in particular) to be impounded?
Luo does bring up a good point, however. What I would say is definitely do not comply if impound is not given an appropriate level of security. Just this season, we had a case of impound where no supervisor was present, and I could have walked with other teams' devices and supplies without anyone knowing the difference. That is a good case for not impounding your calculator.
Being legalistic about it, though, you will be expected to impound your calculator, so consider getting a cheaper calculator in case you are uncomfortable impounding your 89 or whatever you typically use.