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Re: 2020-2021 Events

Post by MacintoshJosh » February 9th, 2020, 4:28 pm

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nooo no div c codebusters!! what are the chances of code being included anyway or coming back for 2022?
basically 0. It'd probably come back in '23

I get replacing code, but really? game on?
Yeah, I am just confused sometimes by how Science Olympiad decides these events. I thought Game On was generally agreed upon to be a bad event, but I guess... it's not? Luckily, Virginia chooses not to run Game On, and I'm hoping it'll be replaced by Code, though it probably won't.
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Re: 2020-2021 Events

Post by LIPX3 » February 10th, 2020, 11:29 am

MacintoshJosh wrote:
February 9th, 2020, 4:28 pm
Name wrote:
February 9th, 2020, 2:38 pm
violaflute wrote:
February 9th, 2020, 1:51 pm
nooo no div c codebusters!! what are the chances of code being included anyway or coming back for 2022?
basically 0. It'd probably come back in '23

I get replacing code, but really? game on?
Yeah, I am just confused sometimes by how Science Olympiad decides these events. I thought Game On was generally agreed upon to be a bad event, but I guess... it's not? Luckily, Virginia chooses not to run Game On, and I'm hoping it'll be replaced by Code, though it probably won't.
From how I understand, Science Olympiad as a whole doesn't select the events - the committees do. Again, I might be wrong, but this is what I have heard.

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Re: 2020-2021 Events

Post by MacintoshJosh » February 10th, 2020, 11:42 am

LIPX3 wrote:
February 10th, 2020, 11:29 am
MacintoshJosh wrote:
February 9th, 2020, 4:28 pm
Name wrote:
February 9th, 2020, 2:38 pm


basically 0. It'd probably come back in '23

I get replacing code, but really? game on?
Yeah, I am just confused sometimes by how Science Olympiad decides these events. I thought Game On was generally agreed upon to be a bad event, but I guess... it's not? Luckily, Virginia chooses not to run Game On, and I'm hoping it'll be replaced by Code, though it probably won't.
From how I understand, Science Olympiad as a whole doesn't select the events - the committees do. Again, I might be wrong, but this is what I have heard.
Yeah they have different committees for certain sciences(Physics, Chem, etc.) that select events, but still...
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Re: 2020-2021 Events

Post by knightmoves » February 10th, 2020, 12:35 pm

MacintoshJosh wrote:
February 10th, 2020, 11:42 am
Yeah they have different committees for certain sciences(Physics, Chem, etc.) that select events, but still...
Game On is an Inquiry / Nature of Science event.

They have Experimental Design and WIDI that come back every year.

Their other events have included: Ping Pong Parachute, Game On, Codebusters, Fermi Questions, Mystery Architecture, Picture This, Fast Facts, Awesome Aquifers, Hydrogeology...

So there's a bit of a mixed bag.

In terms of "how to think about science" it would be nice to see an event based around doing a statistical analysis (and getting it right) but it's hard to imagine how that could be gradeable.

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Re: 2020-2021 Events

Post by SOPomo » February 10th, 2020, 1:28 pm

If anything ever deserved a one-year run, it's Ping Pong Parachute, especially with NorCal's outdoor rules. Whoever best caught the wind gust, congrats on your medals!

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Re: 2020-2021 Events

Post by Unome » February 10th, 2020, 3:52 pm

MacintoshJosh wrote:
February 10th, 2020, 11:42 am
LIPX3 wrote:
February 10th, 2020, 11:29 am
MacintoshJosh wrote:
February 9th, 2020, 4:28 pm

Yeah, I am just confused sometimes by how Science Olympiad decides these events. I thought Game On was generally agreed upon to be a bad event, but I guess... it's not? Luckily, Virginia chooses not to run Game On, and I'm hoping it'll be replaced by Code, though it probably won't.
From how I understand, Science Olympiad as a whole doesn't select the events - the committees do. Again, I might be wrong, but this is what I have heard.
Yeah they have different committees for certain sciences(Physics, Chem, etc.) that select events, but still...
Not really true. The committees make recommendations, but the Executive Board makes the final decision on events chosen. I don't know how often the recommendation differs from the final list - I would expect it's relatively uncommon but not unheard of.

Game On certainly doesn't have the greatest of reputations among competitors, especially in Division C. But, a few other recent past Inquiry events have had worse reputations.
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Re: 2020-2021 Events

Post by vehicleguy » February 10th, 2020, 4:03 pm

Unome wrote:
February 10th, 2020, 3:52 pm
MacintoshJosh wrote:
February 10th, 2020, 11:42 am
LIPX3 wrote:
February 10th, 2020, 11:29 am

From how I understand, Science Olympiad as a whole doesn't select the events - the committees do. Again, I might be wrong, but this is what I have heard.
Yeah they have different committees for certain sciences(Physics, Chem, etc.) that select events, but still...
Not really true. The committees make recommendations, but the Executive Board makes the final decision on events chosen. I don't know how often the recommendation differs from the final list - I would expect it's relatively uncommon but not unheard of.

Game On certainly doesn't have the greatest of reputations among competitors, especially in Division C. But, a few other recent past Inquiry events have had worse reputations.
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Re: 2020-2021 Events

Post by MacintoshJosh » February 10th, 2020, 4:06 pm

Unome wrote:
February 10th, 2020, 3:52 pm
MacintoshJosh wrote:
February 10th, 2020, 11:42 am
LIPX3 wrote:
February 10th, 2020, 11:29 am

From how I understand, Science Olympiad as a whole doesn't select the events - the committees do. Again, I might be wrong, but this is what I have heard.
Yeah they have different committees for certain sciences(Physics, Chem, etc.) that select events, but still...
Not really true. The committees make recommendations, but the Executive Board makes the final decision on events chosen. I don't know how often the recommendation differs from the final list - I would expect it's relatively uncommon but not unheard of.

Game On certainly doesn't have the greatest of reputations among competitors, especially in Division C. But, a few other recent past Inquiry events have had worse reputations.
From my understanding, each of the committees still select the events, the National Board only gets to approve or disapprove. I'm pretty sure the National Board aren't the ones selecting and coming up with events.
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Re: 2020-2021 Events

Post by Unome » February 10th, 2020, 7:02 pm

MacintoshJosh wrote:
February 10th, 2020, 4:06 pm
Unome wrote:
February 10th, 2020, 3:52 pm
MacintoshJosh wrote:
February 10th, 2020, 11:42 am

Yeah they have different committees for certain sciences(Physics, Chem, etc.) that select events, but still...
Not really true. The committees make recommendations, but the Executive Board makes the final decision on events chosen. I don't know how often the recommendation differs from the final list - I would expect it's relatively uncommon but not unheard of.

Game On certainly doesn't have the greatest of reputations among competitors, especially in Division C. But, a few other recent past Inquiry events have had worse reputations.
From my understanding, each of the committees still select the events, the National Board only gets to approve or disapprove. I'm pretty sure the National Board aren't the ones selecting and coming up with events.
I don't know the exact details of the process, but this is basically right.
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Re: 2020-2021 Events

Post by syo_astro » February 10th, 2020, 7:54 pm

knightmoves wrote:
February 10th, 2020, 12:35 pm
In terms of "how to think about science" it would be nice to see an event based around doing a statistical analysis (and getting it right) but it's hard to imagine how that could be gradeable.
*cough* Data Science! *cough*
...not that I've ran it, but it's actually been ran as a trial! I am a fan that has mused the idea myself, but never got to figuring it all out...I imagine it has to slot into inquiry as well as involve stats;).
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