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Scioly.org Monthly Event Challenges: December 2020

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We are announcing Scioly.org's fifth Scioly.org Monthly Event Challenges, running from Saturday, December 26th to Saturday, January 2nd, opening and closing at the same time: 3:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM PT.

We will be running three events: Detector Building, Algorithms and Heuristics, and Chicken Breeds! You will need to register in advance in order to participate.
  • Detector Building will use the 2020-2021 rules, which you may access through the Science Olympiad website.
  • Algorithms and Heuristics will use the rules here.
  • Chicken Breeds will use the rules here.
Full details for this month's SMEC can also be found here.

Timeline: All times on days will be 3:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM PT.
  • December 17 - Registration opens! Registration is through Google Forms, and you will login through Scilympiad later (instructions will be provided)
  • December 24 - Registration for SMEC closes. We will not be accepting late registrations for Scilympiad.
  • December 25 - Emails will be sent out containing instructions for Scilympiad logins.
  • December 26 - Event starts!
  • January 2 - Event ends!
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Link: https://forms.gle/mcCi8QKs5Ghx3thu6
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SMEC FAQs
  • May students in college compete?
    Yes. Students must be 13 years of age or older, and must be in middle school, high school or college. Post-collegiate students MAY compete. Only participants located in the United States may register for this event.
  • Will there be prizes?
    As of the date of this posting, there will not be any prizes for this month's Scioly.org Monthly Event Challenges.
  • What do I do if I have trouble accessing the Scilympiad system, before or during my test?
    Contact sciolyperson1 via message on the Forums or by email. If you have questions about the event as a whole, contact bernard on Forums or by email.
  • What events will be held in future SMECs?
    Future SMECs will include an event rotation consisting of present and past events. Stay tuned to find out!
If you want to volunteer to write any event, feel free to reach out!
  • Do I have to participate in Science Olympiad at my own school/homeschool in order to participate in this event?
    No! The only requirement is a Scioly.org account.
Disclaimer: By signing up, you are confirming that you are of 13 years of age or older. We reserve the right to remove underage participants from the event. Moreover, by signing up, your personal information such as your Username, School, and state may be shared with members beyond the Scioly.org staff team for the purposes of scoring and running the event. Your username, school, state, and grade may also be shared to the public for results. We reserve the right to disqualify any participant due to suspicion of ineligibility including, but not limited to age restrictions or suspicion of academic dishonesty. Data submitted through Scilympiad will be stored through Scilympiad. Only participants located in the United States may register for this event.

Hype for January's SMEC! We will be running Codebusters, Dynamic Planet, and Fossils!
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PUSO: PPP - 1st '20, GV - 2nd '21, WIDI - 1st '20
GGSO: DS - 1st '21
SOAPS: DS - 1st '21, GV - 1st '21

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Chicken Breeds will be open internet, so sign up if you're interested even if you don't plan to study!
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To make the event more accessible to competitors of all levels, Algorithms and Heuristics will also be open internet! This is the first run of this trial event, so feel free to reach out to me through the Scioly.org discord (with the same username) or through email (robertyl@ucla.edu) if you have any questions.
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Registration ends December 24th, 2020, in a day!
WW-P HSN '22, Community '18, BirdSO Tournament Director, SMEC Director

BEARSO: GV - 1st '21
MIT: LMMM - 1st '21, DS - 2nd '21, GV - 1st '20
PUSO: PPP - 1st '20, GV - 2nd '21, WIDI - 1st '20
GGSO: DS - 1st '21
SOAPS: DS - 1st '21, GV - 1st '21

Team:
Nats - 3rd '18, '19
MIT - 1st '21, 3rd '20
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Algorithms and Heuristics will be delayed by 24 hours (start: December 27th, noon PST/3:00 PM EST), but will end at the same time as the other events, January 2nd. Detector Building and Chicken Breeds are not affected.
WW-P HSN '22, Community '18, BirdSO Tournament Director, SMEC Director

BEARSO: GV - 1st '21
MIT: LMMM - 1st '21, DS - 2nd '21, GV - 1st '20
PUSO: PPP - 1st '20, GV - 2nd '21, WIDI - 1st '20
GGSO: DS - 1st '21
SOAPS: DS - 1st '21, GV - 1st '21

Team:
Nats - 3rd '18, '19
MIT - 1st '21, 3rd '20
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Re: Scioly.org Monthly Event Challenges: December 2020

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For Algorithms and Heuristics, do we email our starting time ahead of time or right before we start?
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Re: Scioly.org Monthly Event Challenges: December 2020

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freed2003 wrote: December 27th, 2020, 2:32 pm For Algorithms and Heuristics, do we email our starting time ahead of time or right before we start?
You can email your starting time and wait for a confirmation to guarantee that I will be available to answer any questions if they arise, or you can start on your own.
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Re: Scioly.org Monthly Event Challenges: December 2020

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Thank you to all who participated in this month's SMEC, with Algorithms and Heuristics, Chicken Breeds, and Detector Building. Big thank you to RobertYL, SilverBreeze, and imaditi for running their respective events.

Results can be found here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/ ... 1146068114

Tests/keys will be released shortly.
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BEARSO: GV - 1st '21
MIT: LMMM - 1st '21, DS - 2nd '21, GV - 1st '20
PUSO: PPP - 1st '20, GV - 2nd '21, WIDI - 1st '20
GGSO: DS - 1st '21
SOAPS: DS - 1st '21, GV - 1st '21

Team:
Nats - 3rd '18, '19
MIT - 1st '21, 3rd '20
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