SOSI 2016: AMA (Ask Me Anything at the Summer Institute)

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Re: SOSI 2016: AMA (Ask Me Anything at the Summer Institute)

Postby heavymama » July 19th, 2016, 12:48 pm

SOPomo, do you know anything about how much the invasives list will change from last year?

Thanks for taking the time to answer all these questions!

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Re: SOSI 2016: AMA (Ask Me Anything at the Summer Institute)

Postby SOPomo » July 19th, 2016, 12:55 pm

SOPomo, do you know anything about how much the invasives list will change from last year?
Currently looks exactly the same.

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Re: SOSI 2016: AMA (Ask Me Anything at the Summer Institute)

Postby windu34 » July 19th, 2016, 12:59 pm

What are the topics for dynamic planet? How many cheat sheets? What kind of calculator? Thanks
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Re: SOSI 2016: AMA (Ask Me Anything at the Summer Institute)

Postby heavymama » July 19th, 2016, 1:03 pm

SOPomo, do you know anything about how much the invasives list will change from last year?
Currently looks exactly the same.
Thank you!! :D

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Re: SOSI 2016: AMA (Ask Me Anything at the Summer Institute)

Postby Adi1008 » July 19th, 2016, 1:04 pm

What are the topics for dynamic planet? How many cheat sheets? What kind of calculator? Thanks
I think the topics is tectonics (like tectonic plates and volcanoes and stuff). Don't know any of your other questions though :/
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Re: SOSI 2016: AMA (Ask Me Anything at the Summer Institute)

Postby sahil31415 » July 19th, 2016, 2:36 pm

Hello,

Sorry for the inconvenience. Could you please see if there are any changes to the topics in the Optics Rules (theoretical portion, Physical & Geometric Optics) as well as any changes to the experimental portion (Laser Shoot)?
In addition, could you please see when Astronomy will be discussed in the SOSI Session?

Thank you very much!

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Re: SOSI 2016: AMA (Ask Me Anything at the Summer Institute)

Postby SOPomo » July 19th, 2016, 3:00 pm

Astronomy is Thursday, but if it's a simple rule question I can potentially check that.

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Re: SOSI 2016: AMA (Ask Me Anything at the Summer Institute)

Postby SOPomo » July 19th, 2016, 3:07 pm

What are the topics for dynamic planet? How many cheat sheets? What kind of calculator? Thanks
DP: Tectonics, 4 note pages, a non-graphing calculator
Could you please see if there are any changes to the topics in the Optics Rules (theoretical portion, Physical & Geometric Optics) as well as any changes to the experimental portion (Laser Shoot)?
There are almost no bolded changes anywhere on Optics rules at the moment. But, this is my first year with this event so I don't know if anything really changed.

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Re: SOSI 2016: AMA (Ask Me Anything at the Summer Institute)

Postby robotman » July 19th, 2016, 8:10 pm

Hey all,

There was a tad bit of miscommunication regarding this thread, and it was hidden for a short period of time. I apologize that this looked like censorship and would like to remind all users that we do our best to always avoid removing content and censoring threads. We have had to discuss some issues that this thread has raised.

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Re: SOSI 2016: AMA (Ask Me Anything at the Summer Institute)

Postby SOPomo » July 19th, 2016, 9:17 pm

Thanks for the clarifications. Easy rules to follow. I didn't know exactly who to approach regarding a thread like this, and I knew the scans/photos would be a no-go, so 2-4 are much more nicely spelled out as guidelines for me/others to follow. Cheers, robotman, and thanks!


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