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Re: 2011 Events.

Postby AlphaTauri » May 26th, 2010, 1:11 pm

I'll probably do SoM next year. I'm going to try to build a violin out of balsa wood. Hopefully it won't take too long. :)
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Re: 2011 Events.

Postby eta150 » May 26th, 2010, 1:56 pm

Does anyone know when the final event list will be announced?
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Re: 2011 Events.

Postby boomtech » May 26th, 2010, 2:40 pm

i'd like to know that as well.
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Re: 2011 Events.

Postby amerikestrel » May 26th, 2010, 3:15 pm

Does anyone know when the final event list will be announced?
I'd guess a week or two. Hopefully sooner. But I doubt it will change much from the list on the Maryland SO site.
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Re: 2011 Events.

Postby zyzzyva980 » May 26th, 2010, 3:20 pm

I think what we've said on this thread is fairly accurate.
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Re: 2011 Events.

Postby dickyjones » May 26th, 2010, 5:04 pm

Sounds was probably the most expensive building event (per year) our high school had. Though we could reuse some parts and materials from the instruments before (we could turn the notes from tubular bells the year before into resonators), it was still well into the hundreds. And at nats, from the looks of it, most of the other top 10 instruments were the same. The good thing about the event is you can choose the degree of difficulty and cost your instruments take. The physics interview was a throw-away at nationals as well, and wasn't even done at 2 of the 4 events I competed in. I think the event would be better if instead of having the physics test/interview being 30%, having a 35% written test (calculator allowed), as well as a 15% discussion of the physics involved in constructing the instrument. The performance (which was honestly the only reason we won nats) should be scaled back a little to 15%, craftsmanship should be 15%, and sound quality/range/tuning should be 20%. Just my opinion though.

Or they could just put crave the wave and circuit lab (maybe quantum quandaries for C as well) into loops for both divisions and ditch the subjectivity of the event entirely for a trajectory/storm for finishing up the physics. It seems as though they've gotten rid of any lab component in the physics events to make room for more building.
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Re: 2011 Events.

Postby Jocool » May 26th, 2010, 6:20 pm

thats good. there are too man y lab and study events. there are barely any builds. i like the way that it is, though ti could use some more build its.
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Re: 2011 Events.

Postby zyzzyva980 » May 26th, 2010, 6:22 pm

I actually prefer study events... there's no possible malfunctions to take away a medal from an undeserving team. Plus, I do really well at study events.
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Re: 2011 Events.

Postby wlsguy » May 26th, 2010, 6:25 pm

Does anyone know when the final event list will be announced?
Last year the event list was posted to the SOINC site on June 8th.
I am expecting it to be posted on or around June 7th this year (they seem to like and post after a weekend :)

Anyway, keep checking the soinc site.

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Re: 2011 Events.

Postby Jocool » May 26th, 2010, 6:33 pm

I actually prefer study events... there's no possible malfunctions to take away a medal from an undeserving team. Plus, I do really well at study events.
i like and am good at them too, just i like the tech's and am get at them also.
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