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Re: MIT Invite

Postby windu34 » January 21st, 2016, 5:19 pm

So anyone up for a scioly.org meetup at MIT? It looks like there's a lot of us going (plus probably a bunch of volunteers).
Yeah I'd be down for that!
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Re: MIT Invite

Postby Jaol » January 23rd, 2016, 5:58 pm

Massachusetts Institute of Technology Tournament results. No point scores as of now.
10th-Boca Raton (Nice)
9th-Acton-Boxborough(Bit lower)
8th-Chattahoochee High School (Wow)
7th-Mentor(Fine)
6th-Clements(Seven Lakes beat them?)
5th-Seven Lakes(They beat Clements?)
4th-Liberal Arts and Science Academy(Sure)
3rd-Harriton(Ok)
2nd-Solon(Hmm. Suppose they're better now.)
1st-Troy(Thought they procrastinated)
EDIT: Apparently Mentor B got 9th actually.
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Re: MIT Invite

Postby winchesetr » January 23rd, 2016, 8:00 pm

Scores are here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/34tnr8zbqaehr ... 6.pdf?dl=0

Congrats to everyone who competed today!

Teams/Points:
1. Troy (112)
2. Solon (190)
3. Harriton (193)
4. LASA (223)
5. Seven Lakes (249)
6. Clements (253)
7. Mentor (259)
8. Chattahoochee (270)
9. Mentor (294)
10 Actin-Boxborough (299)

Thoughts:
These results are results are really interesting, not only because of the placement of teams, but because of the grouping of points for those teams.
Troy won by a huuuuuuge margin. They medalled in 18/23 events, their average event placing was ~5, their lowest placing was a 23, and the next closest team was almost 80 pts away.
I'd classify the next grouping of teams to be Solon and Harriton. As you can see, their points were insanely close, at 190 to 193. Not only that, but Solon medalled in 11 events, and Harriton in 12. Medalwise, however, Harriton was more 1st place medals (4:1), and more 1-3rd place medals (9:5) than Solon. Harriton Lost key points in Chem Lab, Game On, and Robot Arm, while Solon dropped (fewer) points in Forensics, Fossils, and Wright Stuff. It's good to see Solon making a comeback after last year though.
LASA seems to be in the middle of the groupings. They had a good score, but a few events brought them down. Still overall a great placing.
Seven Lakes, Clements, and Mentor were also really close in my opinion, falling within a 10 point range of each other. The same could be said about the last 3 teams as well.

Interesting notes:
Troy is still going strong, but a lot can change between now and regionals/states/nats, so watching where they go from here will be cool.
Solon is looking good, and it will be interesting to see how they do this year after last year's break from nats.
Harriton is looking strong. Going into into this, I think people were expecting them to do worse than they did, but rocking out a solid 3rd, an arms reach from 2nd place shows that they shouldn't be underestimated.
LASA/Seven Lakes are fighters and should be able to look at their results and make sure they kick butt in the events at regionals/states/Nats
Clement: they're looking strong, I'm excited to watch Texas because I think they have a big chance at making Nats
Mentor: The fact that both their A and B teams placed in the top 10 shows how strong of a team they are, definitely excited to see where they're going
Chattahoochee: I'll be real, going into this I'd never heard of them, but I was definitely impressed with their placings
Actin-Boxborough: I'm glad to see them placing top 10, it will be interesting to see the results of this year!

Once again, congrats to everyone who competed! Good luck to every team for the rest of this year, and safe travels to everyone who is getting home with this snow!
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Re: MIT Invite

Postby arvind_r » January 23rd, 2016, 10:05 pm

Does anyone know when MIT will post the tests and answer keys on the website?
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Re: MIT Invite

Postby bernard » January 23rd, 2016, 10:58 pm

Does anyone know when MIT will post the tests and answer keys on the website?
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Re: MIT Invite

Postby EastStroudsburg13 » January 24th, 2016, 2:44 pm

Maybe it's because I'm older, but it's really not surprising to me to see Seven Lakes beat Clements. Frankly, I'm more impressed that Clements was so close to Seven Lakes at a high-level invite like this, which LASA and Seven Lakes always tend to do well at.

Unome is from Chattahoochee, and it's always nice to see a scioly member's team have an impressively strong showing like this! :)
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Re: MIT Invite

Postby ptkid » January 24th, 2016, 3:00 pm

Maybe it's because I'm older, but it's really not surprising to me to see Seven Lakes beat Clements. Frankly, I'm more impressed that Clements was so close to Seven Lakes at a high-level invite like this, which LASA and Seven Lakes always tend to do well at.

Unome is from Chattahoochee, and it's always nice to see a scioly member's team have an impressively strong showing like this! :)
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Re: MIT Invite

Postby kenniky » January 24th, 2016, 7:00 pm

Does anyone know when the pictures will be up? I'm interested in seeing them.
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Re: MIT Invite

Postby dkarkada » January 25th, 2016, 10:05 am

Who should I contact if my school is missing tests?

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Re: MIT Invite

Postby JonB » January 25th, 2016, 10:33 am

Who should I contact if my school is missing tests?

I am not sure if any teams got their Protein Modeling exams back. Anyone?

Past that, it might have been mixed in with another school's exams. If you post your team then someone on here might be able to help. Maybe.


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