2011-2012 Events

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Re: 2011-2012 Events

Post by Kokonilly » May 13th, 2011, 12:03 pm

luo wrote:Minnesota does use some trial events, but I believe only in cases when they decide not to run an official event. For example, Minnesota can't run Egg-o-Naut because the water would freeze; thus, they replaced it with Wright Stuff last year.
And it was Keep the Heat the year before that (somewhat fittingly). I find it odd that they run Egg-o-Naut in Wisconsin but not Minnesota; I always see more snow/cold weather alerts/school closings for Wisconsin than Minnesota. (Then again, Minnesota would never close school for extreme weather...)

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Re: 2011-2012 Events

Post by austinfhs » May 13th, 2011, 6:34 pm

I feel like I'm deviating from the main conversation, but does anyone remember any of the rules, parameters, or competition scoring for Wheeled Vehicle from a few years ago? I'd like to get a head start with some research ...

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Re: 2011-2012 Events

Post by chalker » May 13th, 2011, 7:42 pm

austinfhs wrote:I feel like I'm deviating from the main conversation, but does anyone remember any of the rules, parameters, or competition scoring for Wheeled Vehicle from a few years ago? I'd like to get a head start with some research ...
We're doing a pretty significant rewrite of it, so I'm not sure how much the old rules will help you.

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Re: 2011-2012 Events

Post by austinfhs » May 13th, 2011, 8:38 pm

chalker wrote:
austinfhs wrote:I feel like I'm deviating from the main conversation, but does anyone remember any of the rules, parameters, or competition scoring for Wheeled Vehicle from a few years ago? I'd like to get a head start with some research ...
We're doing a pretty significant rewrite of it, so I'm not sure how much the old rules will help you.
Ahh okay, thanks. I'll probably just stick to building a chasis then.
Any chance we can push for more building events next year? :P

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Re: 2011-2012 Events

Post by illusionist » May 14th, 2011, 7:28 am

Yeah, I feel like there aren't as many building events this year.... Kinda bummed. :(
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Re: 2011-2012 Events

Post by soccerisforlosers » May 14th, 2011, 8:45 am

Will meteorology be back next year?
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Re: 2011-2012 Events

Post by tuftedtitmouse12 » May 14th, 2011, 10:13 am

isn't meteorology always here? i think it's always here, but the topic changes..someone correct me if i am wrong...
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Re: 2011-2012 Events

Post by Vizard007 » May 14th, 2011, 11:06 am

Sorry if this sounds ignorant... but does anyone know the patterns/changes with the area of focus in astronomy? Cuz last year it was variable stars (I think, I wasn't on the event) and this year it' is galaxies, right?
It's so easy, even a Badger could do it.

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Re: 2011-2012 Events

Post by rfscoach » May 14th, 2011, 11:47 am

Vizard007 wrote:Sorry if this sounds ignorant... but does anyone know the patterns/changes with the area of focus in astronomy? Cuz last year it was variable stars (I think, I wasn't on the event) and this year it' is galaxies, right?
It was Variable Stars 2006-2007, 2007-2008, 2008-2009.
Then Galaxies 2009-2010, 2010-2011 and next year 2011-2012
after 2012 it should change to 3 years of something else - probably Stellar Evolution
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Re: 2011-2012 Events

Post by personasaurus rex » May 14th, 2011, 11:51 am

illusionist wrote:Yeah, I feel like there aren't as many building events this year.... Kinda bummed. :(
There's like... 1 less than last year if I'm not mistaken.
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