2019 Golden Gate Invitational

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2019 Golden Gate Invitational

Postby goldengatescioly » September 10th, 2018, 3:34 pm

Hello from Golden Gate Science Olympiad! Every year we host a Science Olympiad invitational and this year it will be held on February 9th, 2019 at the University of California, Berkeley. Take a moment to visit our website at http://www.goldengateso.com. Our team is comprised of Science Olympiad alumni at UC Berkeley and Stanford University. Our goal is to continue to run a competitive, fun tournament based on our collective experience in competing, event supervision, and tournament logistics.

Last year, we welcomed a total of 50 teams, results can be found at https://goldengateso.com/doc/results.pdf, from as far as Hawaii and Pennsylvania. Invitational trips are a great way to boost team bonding, get students excited about competition, and encourage the team to get started early in their preparations. If you have any interest or questions about the Golden Gate Invitational tournament, please don’t hesitate to reach out via email! We highly recommend making it out to our invitational for an unforgettable experience.

Registration for our tournament this year is different and can be found at https://statescioly.org/golden-gate. We are using a new platform Scilympiad, that encompasses not only school registration and sign ups, but also awards results and so much more. Instructions for this new platform are as follows:
    1. As a coach you will sign up and fill out the necessary contact information.
    2. Once you have successfully logged in, navigate to coaches -> school registration and fill out your School Name, District, and Division
Registration fee for this year will be the same, $150 per team registered.
Registration Time for this year will be September 17th at 12:00 PM PST.

If you have any questions or concerns feel free to reach out to us via email at goldengatescioly@gmail.com

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The GGSO Team

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Re: 2019 Golden Gate Invitational

Postby PM2017 » September 16th, 2018, 12:13 pm

How quickly did registration fill up last year?
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Re: 2019 Golden Gate Invitational

Postby goldengatescioly » October 14th, 2018, 6:37 pm

Registration tends to fill up on the day of, for future reference!
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Re: 2019 Golden Gate Invitational

Postby CalColin » February 5th, 2019, 8:49 pm

"There is a single light of science, and to brighten it anywhere is to brighten it everywhere" -Isaac Asimov

See you Saturday.
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Re: 2019 Golden Gate Invitational

Postby PotatoBoi » February 5th, 2019, 9:03 pm

CalColin wrote:"There is a single light of science, and to brighten it anywhere is to brighten it everywhere" -Isaac Asimov

See you Saturday.

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Re: 2019 Golden Gate Invitational

Postby CalColin » February 5th, 2019, 10:55 pm

PotatoBoi wrote:
CalColin wrote:"There is a single light of science, and to brighten it anywhere is to brighten it everywhere" -Isaac Asimov

See you Saturday.

Nationals Herp supervisor! :o



Caught me! I moonlight as a Golden Gate director :)
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Re: 2019 Golden Gate Invitational

Postby waterqualityquestion » February 9th, 2019, 5:10 pm

Does anyone know if the awards will be livestreamed? if so, where?

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Re: 2019 Golden Gate Invitational

Postby pepperonipi » February 9th, 2019, 7:48 pm

Final scores are up!
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Re: 2019 Golden Gate Invitational

Postby will926ok3645 » February 9th, 2019, 8:56 pm

Congrats to Mountain View on an 88 point victory! Very strong and impressive showing from them. Their second team nearly placed in six events, so it seems as if they have a decent group of prospects on their way.
Boca Raton gets 2nd for the third straight invite; it will be interesting to see if they can keep their streak going next week at SOUP against Troy, Mason, and other extremely talented teams, and if they can break the streak against Archimedian at regionals the following week. Regardless, they continue to display that they are an incredibly strong team and are a dark horse for top-5 overall placement at Nationals. If their second team has a strong performance at SOUP, it could be safe to conclude that Boca Raton will be a formidable team for years to come.
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Re: 2019 Golden Gate Invitational

Postby Birdmusic » February 9th, 2019, 9:44 pm

Wow, I didn't expect such a well-done invitationals (never been to one before though, maybe that's why I had low expectations XD). Definitely the best tests I've had since starting SciOly. Sound proctor was super nice and analyzed our data for us immediately, and Sounds test was pretty easy, though we didn't finish because we didn't prioritize questions right (oops), Circuits test was a huge wake-up call that we had been studying the wrong things (big oops), but I feel the lab portion had too little time for each activity (but then again we had done very little practice on this), and Disease was one of the few tests I've seen that had less than 10 points dedicated to random disease trivia (I think, don't remember exactly), yet was challenging because of both material covered and length.

10/10 would go again, also Berkeley was amazing since we accidentally stumbled into some mini-forest/garden near homerooms which was really pretty. (unfortunately we didn't have time to see the Botanical Gardens :( )
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Re: 2019 Golden Gate Invitational

Postby jaggie34 » February 9th, 2019, 10:24 pm

Birdmusic wrote:Wow, I didn't expect such a well-done invitationals (never been to one before though, maybe that's why I had low expectations XD). Definitely the best tests I've had since starting SciOly. Sound proctor was super nice and analyzed our data for us immediately, and Sounds test was pretty easy, though we didn't finish because we didn't prioritize questions right (oops), Circuits test was a huge wake-up call that we had been studying the wrong things (big oops), but I feel the lab portion had too little time for each activity (but then again we had done very little practice on this), and Disease was one of the few tests I've seen that had less than 10 points dedicated to random disease trivia (I think, don't remember exactly), yet was challenging because of both material covered and length.

10/10 would go again, also Berkeley was amazing since we accidentally stumbled into some mini-forest/garden near homerooms which was really pretty. (unfortunately we didn't have time to see the Botanical Gardens :( )


I agree about circuit, we placed 6th and we didn't do well on the lab portion, we knew how to do it but having three minutes to make all measurements and set up the breadboard wasn't enough for us.
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Re: 2019 Golden Gate Invitational

Postby mnoga » February 9th, 2019, 11:02 pm

Mouse Trap Vehicle ran regional rules which was somewhat surprising, given the fact they had run National Rules the previous two years.

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Re: 2019 Golden Gate Invitational

Postby antoine_ego » February 10th, 2019, 3:51 am

Will tests be watermarked?
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Re: 2019 Golden Gate Invitational

Postby Entomology » February 10th, 2019, 9:29 am

Is there a video recording of the awards ceremony?
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Re: 2019 Golden Gate Invitational

Postby PM2017 » February 10th, 2019, 9:31 am

Wow, Glen A Wilson is going to be really quite scary to compete against in two weeks.
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Astronomy, Mousetrap Vehicle, Mission Possible, Fermi Questions

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