Thermodynamics test were short and very easy. On side note Thermodynamics B test was more challenging than C.windu34 wrote:The thermo supervisors at states were different from the ones at the UF Regional. They modeled the temperature recording off of the North Carolina SO organizations videos - I'm glad that went well, the device testing part for thermo is quite seldomly done right.jaah5211 wrote: Thermodynamics(4): Again the test wasn't well written... It didn't test enough thermodynamics to distinguish the teams properly. I think placement depended a lot on the prediction of the temperature more than how well you knew thermo. I wish the test was more similar to the regional of UFSO (was the author changed?). However, everything else was ran well. Especially temperature recording. Better than MIT I would say. (7/10)
There were some irregularities in thermodynamics events. Measuring stating temperature, dispensing hot water and handing over cotton ball. I understand rules are not clear for cotton ball but event supervisor should not take that as their defense. They also replaced some helper after first two slots and that made 3rd slot onward different than first two slots.
I know there was lot of discussion about quality of tests after FAU regionals on this forums and quality of some of tests in state was worse than FAU regionals