Awesomely Run Event Stories

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Re: Awesomely Run Event Stories

Postby forensicsfreak123 » January 29th, 2017, 6:50 pm

I went to Wright State this past weekend and thought Forensics (Division C) was run really well :)

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Re: Awesomely Run Event Stories

Postby pikachu4919 » January 29th, 2017, 6:53 pm

I went to Wright State this past weekend and thought Forensics (Division C) was run really well :)
Aww, I'm touched. Thx. :') (I wrote the exam and helped run it)
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Re: Awesomely Run Event Stories

Postby forensicsfreak123 » January 29th, 2017, 7:00 pm

I went to Wright State this past weekend and thought Forensics (Division C) was run really well :)
Aww, I'm touched. Thx. :') (I wrote the exam and helped run it)
It was a great test :) I really liked the Hamilton theme too

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Re: Awesomely Run Event Stories

Postby Magikarpmaster629 » January 29th, 2017, 8:01 pm

Rocks and Minerals at Northland Invite.

I did not expect them to have real specimens at every station! Not only were they real specimens, but they were the kind you see at museums- really cool specimens with different mineral associations and such. The questions were also really engaging, asking about specific localities, methods of formation, and the relation between minerals and the rocks they make up.
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Re: Awesomely Run Event Stories

Postby Sasstiel » January 31st, 2017, 7:19 am

Wind Power at Rockford - The guy who was helping test our blade assemblies was so nice and explained all of the rules (it was my first time).
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Re: Awesomely Run Event Stories

Postby Adi1008 » February 13th, 2017, 8:16 pm

All of the events I did at Berkeley (Astronomy, Hovercraft, Optics, WIDI, DP, and Hydrogeology) were pretty amazingly run. Overall, the tournament was fantastic; I think almost every event there would belong in this thread.
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Re: Awesomely Run Event Stories

Postby jakool6 » February 20th, 2017, 2:53 pm

The Westlake test for Astronomy wasn't all that bad, it contained some information that you can't just Ctrl+F on your folder of 100+ downloaded Wikipedia pages (in other words, you needed actual Astro knowledge).

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Re: Awesomely Run Event Stories

Postby Tesel » February 28th, 2017, 6:08 am

I wish I had gotten his name, but I had an AWESOME supervisor for Materials Science at Frankenmuth.
The test was divided up into 2 20 minute portions, one the lab with materials properties questions, and one the test with IMF's questions. Very difficult, we barely finished everything.
I think this was a state or nationals supervisor testing out his style of testing, since it was an official Science Olympiad supervisor and not just a school.
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Re: Awesomely Run Event Stories

Postby magic_carp » March 7th, 2017, 7:30 pm

Invasives at Katy Regional Tournament - I think it was run by a few Seven Lakes SciO students and the test was really hard and it was run pretty well. There was a small issue with music playing in the background in the beginning and a few timers not working, but I really liked the test and how fast paced it was. There were also a bunch of really hard questions that you can't find from wikipedia searches and stuff like that

I wish invasives was an event next year :(

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Re: Awesomely Run Event Stories

Postby moumantai » March 8th, 2017, 6:08 am

The Microbe Mission C test at Clark College (SW WA Reg) was challenging and well-done! It was ten three-minute, 3-5 question stations, with a remainder period to roam and make up things skipped. I guess the one flaw is that someone could have stayed at a station for the whole remainder knowing it was hard and people would want to go back, but nobody abused this. Really comprehensive test - I felt negative about it in the end, but I was also proud of myself for what I did know. (In the end, we ended up actually getting second!!)


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