The Event that "Got Away"

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Re: The Event that "Got Away"

Post by whythescratchyface » April 28th, 2018, 8:24 am

The reason for my username :(

But seriously, Game On gets too much flak for what it was intended to be: an inquiry event meant to marginally introduce computer science into Science Olympiad and couple it with scientific concepts. No, it's not a study event where hours of work can lead to that gold medal, but look at WIDI, a similarly irrelevant event that has stayed for seemingly forever. Yes, the event is highly subjective. Yes, the event is based around a laggy piece of software built for elementary schoolers. Yet, I still enjoy dragging those blocks for fifty minutes while calling upon everything I know about snow, flowers, or Valentine's Day. Game On is great for the "mindless" challenge it provides, and it was never intended to be anything else. Game On is trash and so am I.
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Re: The Event that "Got Away"

Post by knottingpurple » April 28th, 2018, 11:04 am

whythescratchyface wrote:The reason for my username :(

But seriously, Game On gets too much flak for what it was intended to be: an inquiry event meant to marginally introduce computer science into Science Olympiad and couple it with scientific concepts. No, it's not a study event where hours of work can lead to that gold medal, but look at WIDI, a similarly irrelevant event that has stayed for seemingly forever. Yes, the event is highly subjective. Yes, the event is based around a laggy piece of software built for elementary schoolers. Yet, I still enjoy dragging those blocks for fifty minutes while calling upon everything I know about snow, flowers, or Valentine's Day. Game On is great for the "mindless" challenge it provides, and it was never intended to be anything else. Game On is trash and so am I.
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Re: The Event that "Got Away"

Post by whythelongface » April 28th, 2018, 3:03 pm

whythescratchyface wrote:The reason for my username :(

But seriously, Game On gets too much flak for what it was intended to be: an inquiry event meant to marginally introduce computer science into Science Olympiad and couple it with scientific concepts. No, it's not a study event where hours of work can lead to that gold medal, but look at WIDI, a similarly irrelevant event that has stayed for seemingly forever. Yes, the event is highly subjective. Yes, the event is based around a laggy piece of software built for elementary schoolers. Yet, I still enjoy dragging those blocks for fifty minutes while calling upon everything I know about snow, flowers, or Valentine's Day. Game On is great for the "mindless" challenge it provides, and it was never intended to be anything else. Game On is trash and so am I.
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Re: The Event that "Got Away"

Post by PM2017 » April 29th, 2018, 1:22 pm

For me, it is Electric Vehicle. I would have loved to get the chance to work on that event; it seemed so fun. I won't ever get the chance to do it though, since when mousetrap's rotation is done, I will be at college.
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Re: The Event that "Got Away"

Post by Tesel » April 29th, 2018, 1:36 pm

For me, it would have to be Circuit Lab. In middle school, I let other students compete it due to a conflict with one of my other events. Unfortunately, it rotates back into the cycle next year, which is too late for me to compete.
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Re: The Event that "Got Away"

Post by EastStroudsburg13 » April 30th, 2018, 6:26 am

Materials Science and Geologic Mapping. Both only became official events after I graduated from high school. :cry:
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Re: The Event that "Got Away"

Post by Birdmusic » May 1st, 2018, 8:17 pm

Microbe Mission. The Crime Busters team apparently had a "conflict," so they switched me with one of them. It was a real shame too because I really wanted Microbe and the kid I switched with really wanted Crime Busters. In the end, Crime Busters actually didn't have a conflict with the other kid's events.
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Re: The Event that "Got Away"

Post by jimmy-bond » May 1st, 2018, 9:08 pm

Dynamic Planet - Oceanography (the best topic in my opinion). It conflicted with Green Gen at nats in 2016 and I couldn't do it.
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Re: The Event that "Got Away"

Post by TheChiScientist » May 2nd, 2018, 5:43 am

Towers- I did hovercraft instead and then later on it cycles out this year... I always loved balsawood events...
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Re: The Event that "Got Away"

Post by knottingpurple » May 2nd, 2018, 2:01 pm

jimmy-bond wrote:Dynamic Planet - Oceanography (the best topic in my opinion). It conflicted with Green Gen at nats in 2016 and I couldn't do it.
I also never got to do this topic! I wanted to do it at the Montgomery Invitational but the event block conflicted...
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