2018 National Tournament: Colorado State University

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Re: 2018 National Tournament: Colorado State University

Postby shrewdPanther46 » Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:28 pm

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JT880 wrote:Possibly a bit early, but has anybody heard anything about the trial events this year for nationals?


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Re: 2018 National Tournament: Colorado State University

Postby Unome » Fri Feb 16, 2018 6:19 pm

Per this, it appears that team numbers won't be posted until April. There are a few other documents that were added recently, but I didn't notice anything unusual in those.
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Re: 2018 National Tournament: Colorado State University

Postby Tailsfan101 » Tue Feb 20, 2018 12:45 am

I've decided to do an aggregate average of how last year's tests were rated on the National Test Discussion. Only ratings that include actual numbers (i.e. 8/10) count. (Number of votes in parentheses)

Division B
Food Science - 9 (2)
Fast Facts - 9 (1)
Hovercraft - 9 (1)
Optics - 9 (1)
Dynamic Planet - 8 (1)
Ecology - 7.5 (2)
Disease Detectives - 7 (3)
Mission Possible - 7 (1)
Write It Do It - 7 (1)
Road Scholar - 6.5 (2)
Microbe Mission - 6 (1)
Bottle Rocket - 3 (1)

Division C
Electric Vehicle - 10 (1)
Wind Power - 10 (1)
Materials Science - 10 (1)
Remote Sensing - 9.25 (6)
Forensics - 9.25 (2)
Microbe Mission - 9 (4)
Disease Detectives - 8.75 (4)
Rocks and Minerals - 8.5 (2)
Dynamic Planet - 8.25 (4)
Robot Arm - 8 (1)
Hovercraft - 7.67 (3)
Astronomy - 7.67 (2)
Anatomy and Physiology - 7.25 (4)
Write It Do It - 7 (2)
Hydrogeology - 6.125 (4)
Invasive Species - 5.75 (3)
Chemistry Lab - 5 (3)
Experimental Design - 5 (1)
Optics - 5 (1)
Ecology - 1.83 (6)
NOTE: Only Game On, Towers, and Helicopters were not given ratings.
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Re: 2018 National Tournament: Colorado State University

Postby yasmine7123 » Sun Feb 25, 2018 9:37 pm

Hey guys! So my team has a good chance on making it to nats this year and I was just wondering about the costs of it all since the website has no info. Do the host universities provide housing/food and if so how much does it typically cost. We want to start planning finances ASAP so that everyone has time to save.

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Re: 2018 National Tournament: Colorado State University

Postby Unome » Sun Feb 25, 2018 9:41 pm

yasmine7123 wrote:Hey guys! So my team has a good chance on making it to nats this year and I was just wondering about the costs of it all since the website has no info. Do the host universities provide housing/food and if so how much does it typically cost. We want to start planning finances ASAP so that everyone has time to save.

Generally teams can either stay in hotels, or stay in the dorms and buy a meal plan (prices vary significantly if I remember correctly, but in the years I've paid attention this tends to have been the cheaper option). Depending on travel costs, it'll probably end up at around $300-500 per person.
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Re: 2018 National Tournament: Colorado State University

Postby Unome » Mon Apr 02, 2018 6:20 pm

Everything about this tournament is so frustrating...

/nostalgic for 2016
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Re: 2018 National Tournament: Colorado State University

Postby shrewdPanther46 » Mon Apr 02, 2018 7:29 pm

Unome wrote:Everything about this tournament is so frustrating...

/nostalgic for 2016

whats frustrating?
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Re: 2018 National Tournament: Colorado State University

Postby kyleemicheller » Mon Apr 02, 2018 7:49 pm

Hello Scioly!

I am a student at Fossil Ridge High School from Fort Collins Colorado, and I wanted to offer myself up to answer questions regarding CSU, its campus, and Fort Collins in general. As I have lived here my entire life, I am pretty well connected throughout the town and can give advice regarding food, lodging and things like that if you are trying to plan your trip and are finding the website difficult. I am aware that information regarding this tournament has been slow going, but I assure you that it will get better with time, and that Colorado State Science Olympiad will try to put on an incredible tournament that will be a positive experience for everyone attending.

The teams that have most often and most recently represented Colorado at nationals (My school, Fossil Ridge and my former middle school, Preston Middle School) are all from Fort Collins, Colorado and we are all very excited and confident that Colorado State University will be a great place to host this years tournament. Fort Collins is a beautiful city, and Colorado State is an awesome school (it is so good in fact, I am considering going there myself!).

At this point I am just rambling :D , but I wanted to assure you that this is going to be an awesome tournament, and if you have any questions, shoot me a personal message or just reply here and i'll do my best to answer (if i know). :)
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Re: 2018 National Tournament: Colorado State University

Postby whythelongface » Wed Apr 04, 2018 10:17 pm

shrewdPanther46 wrote:whats frustrating?

Not being able to go. :(
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Re: 2018 National Tournament: Colorado State University

Postby windu34 » Wed Apr 04, 2018 11:17 pm

whythelongface wrote:
shrewdPanther46 wrote:whats frustrating?

Not being able to go. :(

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Re: 2018 National Tournament: Colorado State University

Postby Matholy » Wed Apr 04, 2018 11:24 pm

With all these people saying that 2016 was amazing and 2017 was trash... now I wish I was better in 6th grade lol.

TBH i thought 2017 was good enough but I havn't been to any other comps to say for sure. Hopefully Colorado would be nice

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Re: 2018 National Tournament: Colorado State University

Postby 4Head » Wed Apr 04, 2018 11:47 pm

Matholy wrote:With all these people saying that 2016 was amazing and 2017 was trash... now I wish I was better in 6th grade lol.

TBH i thought 2017 was good enough but I havn't been to any other comps to say for sure. Hopefully Colorado would be nice

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Re: 2018 National Tournament: Colorado State University

Postby DarthBuilder » Thu Apr 05, 2018 12:13 am

Lol it actually does.
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Re: 2018 National Tournament: Colorado State University

Postby CMS AC » Thu Apr 05, 2018 1:26 am

butterfly it lol

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Re: 2018 National Tournament: Colorado State University

Postby pb5754[] » Thu Apr 05, 2018 2:29 am

butterfly these butterflies

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