New York 2013

Locked
TheBalticSea
Member
Member
Posts: 23
Joined: March 8th, 2009, 2:12 pm
Division: Grad
State: NY
Location: W. Long Island --> Princeton
Has thanked: 0
Been thanked: 0

Re: New York 2013

Post by TheBalticSea » October 2nd, 2012, 10:59 am

(full disclosure: I'm a GNS alum)

Speaking of movement in the top 10, GNS finally broke in last year with a new coach after our little DQ debacle the year before. Yes, a bunch of people graduated, but quite frankly I found last year's sophomores terrifying. I think they'll at least repeat top 7, if not improve. Then again, it gets tougher and tougher to advance the closer you are to the top 5 or 6.
"Duct tape is like the force. It has a light side, a dark side, and it holds the universe together."
2012: Astro, Dynamic Planet, Optics, Remote Sensing
2011: Astro, Dynamic Planet, R.I.P. Picture This
2010: Astro, Picture This, Dynamic Planet, Write It Do It

User avatar
thehydrogenpoptart
Member
Member
Posts: 59
Joined: August 18th, 2012, 9:03 am
Division: C
State: NY
Location: 308 Negra Arroyo Lane, Albuquerque, NM 87104
Has thanked: 0
Been thanked: 0

Re: New York 2013

Post by thehydrogenpoptart » October 2nd, 2012, 2:06 pm

TheBalticSea wrote:(full disclosure: I'm a GNS alum)

Speaking of movement in the top 10, GNS finally broke in last year with a new coach after our little DQ debacle the year before. Yes, a bunch of people graduated, but quite frankly I found last year's sophomores terrifying. I think they'll at least repeat top 7, if not improve. Then again, it gets tougher and tougher to advance the closer you are to the top 5 or 6.
OMG, a GNS alum!! Why did the high school get DQed? My coach said it was because of the paperwork, but I guess I'm still curious.

Do you think the High School has any chance of getting to Nationals anytime soon?
Current Events: Dynamic Planet, Entomology, and Experimental Design
Past events: Battery Buggy, Optics, Crime Busters, Mousetrap Vehicle, Mission Possible, Compute This, Food Science, Heredity, Metric Mastery, Rotor Egg Drop, Meteorology, Boomilever, Experimental Design, Geologic Mapping

Flavorflav
Member
Member
Posts: 1376
Joined: February 5th, 2006, 7:06 am
Division: Grad
State: NY
Has thanked: 0
Been thanked: 1 time

Re: New York 2013

Post by Flavorflav » October 11th, 2012, 6:24 am

FueL wrote:
foreverphysics wrote:(even though I have heard stories about something going wrong with Heli...),
We were disqualified. Our helicopter's time would have gotten first place.
Speaking of weird results, what happened with your Gravity Vehicle at Nats? 2nd in Buffalo and 51 in Orlando is pretty strange.

cmousseau
Member
Member
Posts: 6
Joined: February 9th, 2009, 3:33 pm
Division: C
State: NY
Has thanked: 0
Been thanked: 0

Re: New York 2013

Post by cmousseau » October 11th, 2012, 9:08 am

Is there anyway to determine the order of events for both the B and C divisions for States? I am a coach and we are trying to avoid scheduling conflicts in March. Last year I went by the National Manual tentative schedule hoping that NY would follow something similar which they did not. I know NY will post it eventually, though having it now would be very helpful. If not now, does anyone know approximately when (month) they usually post the schedule?

Flavorflav
Member
Member
Posts: 1376
Joined: February 5th, 2006, 7:06 am
Division: Grad
State: NY
Has thanked: 0
Been thanked: 1 time

Re: New York 2013

Post by Flavorflav » October 11th, 2012, 9:21 am

Evan after they post it, you still won't be able to avoid all conflicts because you won't know your team number. The best you can do is try to minimize it a little. You can usually count on a conflict between Astro and Experimental, for example. Other than that, it depends on how you place at regional.

cmousseau
Member
Member
Posts: 6
Joined: February 9th, 2009, 3:33 pm
Division: C
State: NY
Has thanked: 0
Been thanked: 0

Re: New York 2013

Post by cmousseau » October 12th, 2012, 3:45 pm

Thanks Flavorflav, It is very difficult to avoid conflict. I was more or less hoping someone would know the secret formula the state uses, every other year we just go for it and inevitably have a few conflict regardless of what we do to avoid them.

JuiceBagel3
Member
Member
Posts: 40
Joined: August 11th, 2012, 4:25 am
Division: C
State: NY
Has thanked: 0
Been thanked: 0

Re: New York 2013

Post by JuiceBagel3 » October 13th, 2012, 7:47 am

I feel like there are often conflicts with memorization events. So if there's someone on your team who is a memorization beast and is like doubling up on Rocks and Forestry or Water Quality, you can assume there will be a conflict somewhere, although not definitely.
Columbia High School
Events: Water Quality, Glaciers, Rocks and Minerals, Forestry

Flavorflav
Member
Member
Posts: 1376
Joined: February 5th, 2006, 7:06 am
Division: Grad
State: NY
Has thanked: 0
Been thanked: 1 time

Re: New York 2013

Post by Flavorflav » October 13th, 2012, 12:52 pm

Last year they did not run the two ID events (rocks and forestry) at the same time, but over the last several years they have conflicted more often than not. This is a perennial problem for us, since we often have at least one ID event specialist.

User avatar
dolphin
Member
Member
Posts: 1
Joined: August 23rd, 2012, 6:50 pm
Division: Grad
State: TX
Has thanked: 0
Been thanked: 0

Re: New York 2013

Post by dolphin » October 16th, 2012, 8:26 pm

Hi all, I'm a Texas alum and undergrad at Columbia. I miss SciO! If any of you in NYC want an extra volunteer/mentor for your team (esp. Bio events!), message me please :) I've tried contacting coaches but haven't gotten replies :(
(TX) Kealing MS, LASA HS '11; Columbia '15

Nationals 2011: 1st Protein, 1st Ecology, 2nd Disease
2010: 2nd Disease, 5th Anatomy, 6th Ecology
2009: 5th Anatomy, 6th Cell Biology

NYCSCIOLY
Member
Member
Posts: 5
Joined: October 24th, 2012, 2:34 pm
Division: B
State: NY
Location: NYC AREA
Has thanked: 0
Been thanked: 0

New York Trial Events 2013

Post by NYCSCIOLY » October 24th, 2012, 5:39 pm

Here are the two events and some information about them for those who need it!

Endangered, Extinct, and Exotic Animals
B Division
http://www.newyorkscioly.org/SOPages/Triple_ENYB13.pdf

Mystery Architecture
http://www.newyorkscioly.org/SOPages/MysteryArch13.pdf
http://www.soinc.org/sites/default/file ... 202003.pdf

PS: THESE MIGHT BE OUTDATED!!!!!!

Also, I am doing Mystery Architecture so feel free to ask questions!

Locked

Return to “2013 Invitationals, Regionals, and States”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest