Typically, the only competition at which you will ever receive any scores for any event is an Invitational. Depending on where you live (and how well your coach knows the event supervisors), it might be possible to find out more specifically how you did at Regionals, and possibly a few events at States (although that's much less likely). But the usual method is that teams only know their rank, and nothing about their raw score. It's unlikely that you will have more information than that, for this event or any other. It can be annoying, but returning specific score sheets to all the teams would probably be a logistical nightmare.Okay I don't know if anyone else has been to a competition yet but when we went we never got a score for our prebuild or on site. They were graded and were counted towards our scores but the judge/proctor never gave us the results for anything except the onsite exam... has this happened to anyone else? Is this the norm? I was just bummed cause I worked really hard on the prebuild and I wanted to see how it did... Overall though I felt the competition was a really good one, the test was espicially awesome!
The computer model is essentially a guide to help you figure out how to twist your Mini-Toober into the shape of the protein; there's no way to directly convert it to a physical model. I recommend highlighting your alpha helices and beta sheets in Jmol ("select helix", "color [colorname (red is usual for helices)]"; "select sheet", "color [colorname (yellow is standard for beta sheets)]"). This combined with the Structure Summary page from the PDB (which shows the complete sequence of the protein and its secondary structures by residue) will allow you to figure out what residues are part of a helix or beta sheet, and therefore correctly fold the secondary structures. In order to fold the tertiary structure, you basically have to just examine the Jmol image and try to replicate it as best you can.We have read and read and read but we are clueless as to how to make the computer model into a 3-D, physical model. Maybe it's really simply and we are just missing something small...but we really need some guidance!!
Based on the kinds of additions mentioned in last year's prebuild rubric, which is now available online, it seems like the DNA would certainly count as an addition. Given how vital it is to the protein's function, I would certainly include it.I just need one clarification. The DNA present in the computer model: that counts as a extra thing for the model, right? And would we have it separate from the protein or intertwine it in some way?
I keep meaning to put a lot of this information on the wiki, but I haven't gotten around to it yet...