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History of Science C [Trial]

Posted: March 29th, 2011, 11:21 pm
by Jim_R
Discussion for History of Science C, a Trial event in Texas.

2011 Rules

Re: History of Science C [Trial]

Posted: March 30th, 2011, 1:58 pm
by paleonaps
Now I wish I lived in Texas. This sounds really cool.

Re: History of Science C [Trial]

Posted: March 30th, 2011, 4:30 pm
by The Eviscerator
paleonaps wrote:Now I wish I lived in Texas. This sounds really cool.

Hey man, New York still has a lot of cool trials.
North Carolina never gets anything... This year our only trial is Sumo Bots cause our state doesn't want to have it count as a real event.

Re: History of Science C [Trial]

Posted: March 30th, 2011, 4:50 pm
by Skink
Anyone in TX had better support this event! I wanna see this one go nationwide. It's something different. Really...people tend to not care about Dalton or Curie or Tesla because they go on the backburner in science class and only get treatment in history until you hit Kepler.

Re: History of Science C [Trial]

Posted: March 30th, 2011, 6:22 pm
by paleonaps
The Eviscerator wrote:
paleonaps wrote:Now I wish I lived in Texas. This sounds really cool.

Hey man, New York still has a lot of cool trials.
North Carolina never gets anything... This year our only trial is Sumo Bots cause our state doesn't want to have it count as a real event.

How is that allowed?

Re: History of Science C [Trial]

Posted: March 30th, 2011, 7:14 pm
by Skink
paleonaps wrote:
The Eviscerator wrote:
paleonaps wrote:Now I wish I lived in Texas. This sounds really cool.

Hey man, New York still has a lot of cool trials.
North Carolina never gets anything... This year our only trial is Sumo Bots cause our state doesn't want to have it count as a real event.

How is that allowed?

I dunno, but the same's true in IL.

Re: History of Science C [Trial]

Posted: March 30th, 2011, 7:26 pm
by chalker
paleonaps wrote:How is that allowed?


State Directors are allowed quite a bit of leeway in regards to which events to run, including running a 'partial slate' of the events and adding trial / pilot events.

Re: History of Science C [Trial]

Posted: April 1st, 2011, 9:41 pm
by sciencegeek100
sounds like it could be extremely easy or extremely hard depending on if they get questions on the most famous scientists or really unheard of scientist... :lol: :lol: :lol: but i would try it if my state ever decided to do trial events... :evil:

Re: History of Science C [Trial]

Posted: April 1st, 2011, 9:43 pm
by sciencegeek100
The Eviscerator wrote:
paleonaps wrote:Now I wish I lived in Texas. This sounds really cool.

Hey man, New York still has a lot of cool trials.
North Carolina never gets anything... This year our only trial is Sumo Bots cause our state doesn't want to have it count as a real event.


same for us, we just wonder how few team may even compete

Re: History of Science C [Trial]

Posted: April 9th, 2011, 8:15 am
by victor0624
I really wish this was a national event. I was worried it wouldn't be a Texas trial event again this year. It's an interesting event for me, but it's been really random this year. Most invitationals can have nearly anything on the test. Overall, it's a pretty fun event and here's a link to the rules if you guys are interested:
http://outreach.science.tamu.edu/tso/20 ... cience.pdf

Also, it's an interesting event because you can't depend on resources and all info has to be memorized. It gives some people an advantage and while some people are at a disadvantage.

Re: History of Science C [Trial]

Posted: April 24th, 2011, 4:31 pm
by Swag
I reallyyyyyyyyy wish this was a real event next year!!

Re: History of Science C [Trial]

Posted: May 17th, 2011, 2:29 pm
by QuantumLeaper
Swag wrote:I reallyyyyyyyyy wish this was a real event next year!!


Same here! Unfortunately RI doesn't do the really awesome trials, but I'm still going to hope that it does make it as a trial in my state, maybe even as a real event.