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Re: Ohio 2020

Post by splane21 » February 10th, 2020, 7:18 pm

axolotl wrote:
February 10th, 2020, 6:09 pm
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Also, they didn't end up returning score sheets bc pitches were only entered into the spreadsheet which is kind of annoying.
- XPD appeared very tier/multiplier heavy based on the scores. They supposedly asked to do some additional task that was kind of a peculiar addition.
I believe it was some sort of challenge lab scenario which doesn't really fit the description of EXPD? Seemed pretty weird and made for some interesting score distributions


Nationals 2019 XPD was a task. I just looked at Centerville XPD and the first task seemed a little peculiar but essentially it's a normal XPD exam. There are multiple experiments that could be done to satisfy the topic (which were two questions in this case). A lot of the experiments I'm thinking of now should've taken 5 minutes or less. Find an independent variable, dependent variable, and then exrapolate based on your regression to find how many in 1lb . The only difference in this case would be answering the exact question somewhere in the report (most likely the conclusion) to stay "on topic". The rest of the report should've been the same as any XPD.
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Re: Ohio 2020

Post by Giantpants » February 11th, 2020, 6:35 am

itsDerk wrote:
February 10th, 2020, 11:37 am
- The Astro test was supposedly reused.
- Sounds Pitch Test was supposedly weird. I asked about it here:
itsDerk wrote:
February 10th, 2020, 11:20 am
At Centerville, the Sounds ES used Audacity to isolate the fundamental frequency with a Fourier transform...
Yeah I was puzzled by it, our instrument usually gets within 1-3 cents with every pitch using pascioly.org/sounds, but with this tuner we were getting whole integers of Hertz off?? Particularly I remember getting 528 Hz on our C5 note, which we usually get 0 cents off on? I’ll save more discussion for the Sounds of Music thread lol

As for the astronomy test, yeah, I heard the reused test thing which is kinda unfortunate. There were a large amount of ties and close scores (11th got like one point lower than 5th) and we were lucky to win a THIRD tiebreaker (number of questions in a row we got right?) and take 8th, but like, dang. The quality of the test was quite not spectacular too, I was agonizing during the test and I honestly thought we did horrendous but we did alright thankfully lol

Dynamic Planet and Geologic Mapping had great tests! Big commendation for those two.
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Re: Ohio 2020

Post by AlfWeg » February 11th, 2020, 11:01 am

Giantpants wrote:
February 11th, 2020, 6:35 am
Dynamic Planet and Geologic Mapping had great tests! Big commendation for those two.
The Play-Doh was worth the difficulty.
axolotl wrote:
February 10th, 2020, 6:09 pm
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February 10th, 2020, 11:37 am
- Protein on-site was supposedly not jmol (even though the section is called like "jmol exploration") rather, it was "exploring" the RCSB PDB website itself, and jmol commands/scripts weren't really a thing that exists on there.
The same thing happened at the UC competition: for a completely new ES, it could be an honest mistake but hopefully future ES's take care to read the rules, since being restricted to the website definitely limits the range of question types compared to working on the full program.
I didn't participate in this event at Centerville but looking at the test after, I thought it was...neat. Kinda interesting way to ask questions. Most tests are just about knowing a few commands. Since, as JMOLers, we have at least a little experience with RCSB, it looked quite do-able. Ik it's totally against the rules, but hey, at least it wasn't BlueJ.
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Re: Ohio 2020

Post by ScottMaurer19 » February 12th, 2020, 7:09 am

AlfWeg wrote:
February 11th, 2020, 11:01 am
Giantpants wrote:
February 11th, 2020, 6:35 am
Dynamic Planet and Geologic Mapping had great tests! Big commendation for those two.
The Play-Doh was worth the difficulty.
Glad you liked it despite the strange format :D
If anyone plans to copy the Play-Doh idea I suggest using sheet protectors for the diagrams
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Re: Ohio 2020

Post by AlfWeg » February 12th, 2020, 1:47 pm

ScottMaurer19 wrote:
February 12th, 2020, 7:09 am
AlfWeg wrote:
February 11th, 2020, 11:01 am
Giantpants wrote:
February 11th, 2020, 6:35 am
Dynamic Planet and Geologic Mapping had great tests! Big commendation for those two.
The Play-Doh was worth the difficulty.
Glad you liked it despite the strange format :D
If anyone plans to copy the Play-Doh idea I suggest using sheet protectors for the diagrams
Play-Doh raw scores....? Were you the guy who wuz standing in the front? Test was great btw
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Re: Ohio 2020

Post by Giantpants » February 12th, 2020, 2:25 pm

AlfWeg wrote:
February 12th, 2020, 1:47 pm
ScottMaurer19 wrote:
February 12th, 2020, 7:09 am
AlfWeg wrote:
February 11th, 2020, 11:01 am

The Play-Doh was worth the difficulty.
Glad you liked it despite the strange format :D
If anyone plans to copy the Play-Doh idea I suggest using sheet protectors for the diagrams
Play-Doh raw scores....? Were you the guy who wuz standing in the front? Test was great btw
I got full credit much to my great happiness and surprise lol. Also yep, meeting ScottMaurer19 and getting that rules signature = among the best moments of Centerville haha
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Re: Ohio 2020

Post by ScottMaurer19 » February 12th, 2020, 7:54 pm

Giantpants wrote:
February 12th, 2020, 2:25 pm
AlfWeg wrote:
February 12th, 2020, 1:47 pm
ScottMaurer19 wrote:
February 12th, 2020, 7:09 am

Glad you liked it despite the strange format :D
If anyone plans to copy the Play-Doh idea I suggest using sheet protectors for the diagrams
Play-Doh raw scores....? Were you the guy who wuz standing in the front? Test was great btw
I got full credit much to my great happiness and surprise lol. Also yep, meeting ScottMaurer19 and getting that rules signature = among the best moments of Centerville haha
I didn't record the raw scores for the individual stations but you got one point just for attempting it I was the blond-haired guy up at the front. Thanks!

I heard that you were telling people about that on discord. I'll blame you if I have to start signing more things ;)
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Re: Ohio 2020

Post by SOPomo » February 13th, 2020, 8:21 am

Unome wrote:
February 2nd, 2020, 8:20 pm

That's very interesting, seeing as Churchill hasn't really been making any waves over in CA this year.
Feeling okay about my Kennedy - Jeffrey Trail 1-2 Nats prediction after seeing that result..

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Re: Ohio 2020

Post by lindsmaurer » February 13th, 2020, 10:26 am

ScottMaurer19 wrote:
February 12th, 2020, 7:54 pm
I'll blame you if I have to start signing more things ;)
If anyone ever wants a signature from Scott and sees me at a competition I'll be happy to point you to him. Autographs are his f a v o r i t e thing to do.
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Re: Ohio 2020

Post by itsDerk » February 17th, 2020, 9:01 pm

Piqua Results 2/15/2020

1. Solon B - 62
2. Solon A - 83
3. New Albany Varsity - 107
4. Olentangy Orange Varsity - 146
5. Northmont Bolts - 184
6. CCDS Blue - 217
7. Pickerington Central A - 222
8. Olentangy Orange JV - 245
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