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Re: Science Olympiad at UPenn 2018 Invitational

Postby EastStroudsburg13 » February 17th, 2018, 1:46 pm

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Postby maxxxxx » February 17th, 2018, 1:46 pm

Any idea if the awards will be live-streamed today? The weather might cause my team to leave early.
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Postby Tailsfan101 » February 17th, 2018, 3:21 pm

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Re: Science Olympiad at UPenn 2018 Invitational

Postby roadscholar11 » February 17th, 2018, 3:39 pm

Anyone have full results?

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Postby allopathie » February 17th, 2018, 4:24 pm

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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Re: Science Olympiad at UPenn 2018 Invitational

Postby winchesetr » February 17th, 2018, 4:30 pm

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 » February 17th, 2018, 5:20 pm

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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Re: Science Olympiad at UPenn 2018 Invitational

Postby pb5754[] » February 17th, 2018, 5:49 pm

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

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Re: Science Olympiad at UPenn 2018 Invitational

Postby IcsTam » February 17th, 2018, 5:50 pm

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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Re: Science Olympiad at UPenn 2018 Invitational

Postby Raleway » February 17th, 2018, 9:33 pm

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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