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Re: Science Olympiad at UPenn 2018 Invitational

Postby EastStroudsburg13 » Sat Feb 17, 2018 9:46 pm

Here's a quick spreadsheet that will be updated: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/ ... p=drivesdk
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Postby maxxxxx » Sat Feb 17, 2018 9:46 pm

IcsTam wrote:Any idea if the awards will be live-streamed today? The weather might cause my team to leave early.


Awards are being streamed here https://www.facebook.com/ScienceOlympia ... 934734463/
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Postby Tailsfan101 » Sat Feb 17, 2018 11:21 pm

*Gets really, really livid being able to beat everyone else to it

Final results (via the live scoresheet):
1. LASA
2. New Trier A
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7. WW-P North B
8. WW-P North A
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Postby roadscholar11 » Sat Feb 17, 2018 11:39 pm

Anyone have full results?

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Postby allopathie » Sun Feb 18, 2018 12:24 am

roadscholar11 wrote:Anyone have full results?


https://www.ezratech.us/competition/uni ... al/results

TBH the tests I took were around MIT level.
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Postby winchesetr » Sun Feb 18, 2018 12:30 am

Hey everyone!! Do you guys have any comments on any of the events? How well were they run, how were the tests, any specifics? Thanks!
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Re: Science Olympiad at UPenn 2018 Invitational

Postby Name » Sun Feb 18, 2018 1:20 am

Event review:
Fermi (9): Fair well rounded test that I enjoyed, however the only problem was a last second location switch, which caused me to be late, however the test was amazing
Microbe (22): not my usual event but it was nice and long and covered pretty much every topic, and I thought it was fair
Matsci (25): test was ok, not great, could go into more detail about certain topics, less in others. Lab was weird and could've easily been guessed which I attempted to do. Also the previous session set off a alarm, which was never turned off and was quite annoying
Overall: I really wished we could write on the test, and some of the events were quite far, and I was late for Fermi and almost late to Microbe. The tests were challenging and was definitely a good learning experience
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Postby pb5754[] » Sun Feb 18, 2018 1:49 am

I tried manually stacking...

1 hARRITON 125
2 North 144
3 LASA 164
4 Columbia 229
5 Ward Melville 243
6 Lower Merion 257
7 Montgomery 295
8 Fairfax 320
9 Conestoga 320
10 Rustin 321
11 South 338
12 JPS 363
13 Penncrest 381
14 South Brunswick 401
15 Princeton 423

I probably did this wrong.... No way North beat LASA...
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Postby IcsTam » Sun Feb 18, 2018 1:50 am

Event Reviews:
Disease Detectives: Very well written test. Comprehensive, challenging, and covering virtually every topic we were expected to know. I wasn't able to finish, but it seemed as though the majority of the people in the room had that same issue.
Game On: I thought the theme and game time were appropriate, but a little basic. I was not a fan of saving my game to the same flashdrive as other teams before me, but I doubt anyone tampered.
MatSci: I thought the test was good, but a little short and a little easy. There was less polymer chemistry than I was expecting, as well. Nonetheless, I thought it covered the topics well.
Hovercraft: Fair, good test. Covered a lot of fluid mechanics, which was a big difference from the Princeton Test.
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Postby Raleway » Sun Feb 18, 2018 5:33 am

Fermi: An eh... test. I personally disliked it as it had some really annoying questions that solely went off of prefixes and just ugh. Pretty normal test and felt could have done way better had I not run across campus at a full sprint from my previous event :(

Matsci: Also an eh... test. Very little organic nomenclature and very few problems on polymer science. Lab was kind of... eh? Some of my friends literally tasted the sample to see if it was the acid (I'm sure it was pretty sour). Not too challenging of a test and the score distribution reflected it.

Towers: Too crowded, and running three builds in the same area never bodes well. Too many intrusive event supervisors and those that just got in the way of towers. Probably the worst experience this year so far in towers. Had to wait 40 minutes into the session before even checking in.

Helicopters: Ran awful for us that day but supervisors adhered to the rules pretty well. They asked to touch helicopter in order to measure but in hindsight, that breaks the rules and I should not have allowed it nor should they have asked. Also bad management of space for testing in running simultaneous flights as things got weird with two teams winding at the same time in the same small cramped space? Also, quite a poor experience compared to MIT and PUSO.
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Postby pb5754[] » Sun Feb 18, 2018 3:15 pm

Will tests be posted???
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2018: Astro, Rocks, DP, Fermi
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Postby appleshake123 » Sun Feb 18, 2018 3:37 pm

Remote(2): I enjoyed the test. The MC had a good mix of image interpretation and satellite information. Short Answers were few in number, so definitely could have a few more. Despite the room change to the ecology room, it was ran great.

Thermo(5): The test was great, evenly dividing the questions into sections. I hate the questions that ask to choose all that apply, but that's just a personal preference. It was a good test for the time alotted nonetheless. The event was initially ran rather poorly in the third and last timeblock for thermo: Water tub temperature of 55 deg C, the time to get devices filled with water exceeded 40 minutes with a 30 minute test due to water depletion in the tub. However, I believe most if not everyone was able to run their devices in equal conditions for the most part. The event supervisor got everything situated allowing those without an event in the next time block to stay and take the test then or come back at the end. It started out poorly but the supervisor was able to adapt well enough to provide competitive fairness.

Fermi(10): Pretty standard but good test. They utilized a great deal of prefixes and alternative-standard measurements, like hogshead and millimiles. There were a few questions that were not pure dimensional analysis between like-units which is always fun.

DP(17): The test was great. I did the short answer sections of 1 and 3, and I really enjoyed it; however, that was where we got most of the points. The multiple section was a flop yielding very few points for us, so I presume it was pretty hard. I was hoping for another fun abstract report that we had to read and analyze like from last year, what a shame!
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Re: Science Olympiad at UPenn 2018 Invitational

Postby Raven » Sun Feb 18, 2018 4:13 pm

Medal Count: 19
Reg:7, State:4, National:2
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2018 Events: Herp, Eco, Anat, Dynamic

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Re: Science Olympiad at UPenn 2018 Invitational

Postby Raven » Sun Feb 18, 2018 4:28 pm

When I was stacking, I added up LASA's scores and got 185 points, but the scoresheet says 162? Anybody know why?
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Re: Science Olympiad at UPenn 2018 Invitational

Postby Raven » Sun Feb 18, 2018 4:30 pm

Raven wrote:When I was stacking, I added up LASA's scores and got 185 points, but the scoresheet says 162? Anybody know why?

This is also happening for some other events. I just re-added the event placings and I'm getting different values than the final score in the results.
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