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Re: Yale Invite

Postby kenniky » January 27th, 2018, 10:41 am

Live Awards Scoresheet

I am not there but I'm entrusting one of the team members to keep it updated... so hopefully it will

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Re: Yale Invite

Postby kenniky » January 27th, 2018, 3:18 pm

Appears as if results are as follows:

1. ABRHS A
2. ABRHS B
3. West Windsor Plainsboro North B
4. West Windsor Plainsboro North A
5. The Mount Academy

Mount Academy coming through really strong, outplacing a top Nationals contender in WWP South (although they were probably unstacked?)

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Re: Yale Invite

Postby quantumk19 » January 27th, 2018, 5:13 pm

Anyone have the full results yet? Also does anyone know what the top mission possible scores were?

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Re: Yale Invite

Postby shrewdPanther46 » January 27th, 2018, 5:21 pm

wwp south is considered a top nationals contender? I thought they got 20th last year? idk..

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Re: Yale Invite

Postby Alex-RCHS » January 27th, 2018, 5:56 pm

shrewdPanther46 wrote:wwp south is considered a top nationals contender? I thought they got 20th last year? idk..

I'm guessing he meant contender to reach nationals.
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Re: Yale Invite

Postby antoine_ego » January 27th, 2018, 6:17 pm

quantumk19 wrote:Anyone have the full results yet? Also does anyone know what the top mission possible scores were?


Top scores were 1200+.
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Re: Yale Invite

Postby kenniky » January 27th, 2018, 6:17 pm

shrewdPanther46 wrote:wwp south is considered a top nationals contender? I thought they got 20th last year? idk..

top nationals contender to me is top 15 potential, which both WWP def are

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Re: Yale Invite

Postby knottingpurple » January 27th, 2018, 6:40 pm

kenniky wrote:
shrewdPanther46 wrote:wwp south is considered a top nationals contender? I thought they got 20th last year? idk..

top nationals contender to me is top 15 potential, which both WWP def are


We got 20th last year but North got 11th the year before so I guess if you take the average...
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Re: Yale Invite

Postby whythelongface » January 27th, 2018, 7:28 pm

What a competition! That was loads of fun, even though we were somewhat disappointed in AB, North, and The Mount Academy beat us.

Fermi Questions: I'm relatively new to the event, meaning this was my first official test of the season. That meant that I have no way of gauging how good the test actually was. Seemed like a very nice mixture of hard problems and easy ones, though - the muon one was nice, although of course it ignored relativity, so it became a more straightforward problem. No problems with how the event was run, proctors were nice, things were smooth, my Remsen partner brought me lunch after, which was really, really nice of her, because I was running through all my events even with an added lunch hour since some events ran longer than usual.

Microbe Mission: Significant improvement from last year's absolutely terrible station test. This was a straightforward test, and it was plenty difficult. I especially liked the inclusion of clinical vignettes towards the last few pages, making the test less cell/microbiology and more oriented on the impact microbes have on humans. For the first time, Yale Microbe actually rose to the level of an Ivy-league invitational test in terms of style and difficulty. Kudos to the writer.

Remote Sensing: Again, much better than last year's Remote Sensing test in terms of difficulty. Not a single multiple-choice question, which made it even harder. My one complaint is that the calculations section could've been clearer - when asked to find "quantum energy", for example, and told to use "Wien's Law and Planck's Law", were we supposed to find the total energy emitted, which would've involved the Stefan-Boltzmann Law, or were we supposed to find spectral radiance at the peak emitted wavelength? Bit odd. Still, overall it was a nice test, and good practice for harder ones to come.

Rocks and Minerals: On the "Daily Random Comment" thread, Unome mentioned the beauty of the perfect station event. This was the best one I've taken so far. Between racing for the next station, scribbling chickenscratch in the answer spaces, frantically flipping pages to find my Bowen's Reaction Series diagram, and holding specimens up to the light, there was little else for anything other than sheer panic, and it was great. The kind of test that forces people to know things well enough to spit it out on instinct and not have time to go back and change things is the best kind of test, and I now see why Unome is so partial to them. It was exciting. Thought we did pretty poorly but apparently we came out on top, partly because my partner and I worked together so well. Congrats to Yale for putting on such a nice test, and the specimens they provided were top-notch as well.

In other news, congratulations to antoine_ego, kenniky, and the rest of ABRHS. Good luck in future competitions!
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Re: Yale Invite

Postby antoine_ego » January 27th, 2018, 7:43 pm

whythelongface wrote:In other news, congratulations to antoine_ego, kenniky, and the rest of ABRHS. Good luck in future competitions!


Thanks!

Astronomy (3rd): Okay, I honestly loved this test. The 30 second per two questions slideshow for the DSO section caught us completely off guard, so I had to scramble to help with the DSOs. We made a bunch of silly mistakes due to us being flustered, which cost us a lot of points. The general information section was very nice, with some particularly challenging questions that I enjoyed. Finally, the math section was overall not too difficult, however, due to time constraints, I had to rush through it to get back to the general section. Overall, 9.5/10. One of my all-time favorite tests.

EDIT: Nevermind! The answerkey is often flat out wrong! This is very perturbing. On the key, they had gave a formula, but applied it completely wrong. This is just annoying. Now 5/10.

Hovercraft (1st): Overall, pretty well run. The ESs knew what they were doing, and the build was run nicely. The only problem was that they weren't terribly strict on eye protection. The test was a bit too easy, so accuracy was extremely important. Our build worked well, getting us a high placing. Overall 8.5/10 due to the test easiness, but overall very well done.

Mousetrap Vehicle (5th): I don't have too much to say about this, though I'd like to give credit to my ES who clearly was very engaged in the event and conscious of what I was doing (he stopped me from accidentally knocking over some of my tools). I liked how they also took the time to try to help with some issues that I had on my runs. Personally, I definitely could've done significantly better, but I'm definitely happy with the way it was run. Overall, 9/10.

I also met whythelongface, which was really cool (congrats to your team!)! I personally had a good overall experience and enjoyed the invite.
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Re: Yale Invite

Postby Ashernoel » January 27th, 2018, 8:04 pm

Thanks @whythelongface for your very kind words about microbe! Due to the conflicts with Astro, I have not been able to compete, but I still love the event and tried to make a **fire** test. :D
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Re: Yale Invite

Postby kenniky » January 27th, 2018, 8:26 pm

whythelongface wrote:In other news, congratulations to antoine_ego, kenniky, and the rest of ABRHS. Good luck in future competitions!

lol I'm graduated already but thanks anyways

also, I'm glad someone else says "RemSen" lol

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Re: Yale Invite

Postby kenniky » January 27th, 2018, 10:21 pm

[sorry for double double post]

Results: https://drive.google.com/file/d/18Wu5Vp ... 8LSlw/view

Congrats to ABRHS for getting 2nd and 3rd, and congrats to no one for getting 1st!

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Re: Yale Invite

Postby Alex-RCHS » January 27th, 2018, 10:25 pm

kenniky wrote:congrats to no one for getting 1st!

You didn't hear? Troy got first.
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Re: Yale Invite

Postby Raleway » January 27th, 2018, 11:17 pm

Alex-RCHS wrote:
kenniky wrote:congrats to no one for getting 1st!

You didn't hear? Troy got first.


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