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1/18/11: Canoes will be put in at an asphalt boat ramp and then they will have to be rowed over to race locations. Trailers can back right up to the water. To get to the race area, everyone will have to walk along a short 100yd or so wooded trail. Any transport would have to either be pushed or carried along the trail if you chose to take your canoe out of the water between races. Alternatively, if you have a separate stand for the canoe visual display, that could be used between races as well. For the displays on Friday, the canoes can be dropped off very close. The display area will be on a level, grassy area.
1/13/11: The URL for reference citation information has changed to: http://www.asce.org/Content.aspx?id=18107
11/30/10: Each team must contain a minimum of 4 students; one per inning per match. Alternates are allowed in subsquent matches, but each inning must be pitched by a different student. The team captain must be an undergraduate student. Two graduate students are permitted.
11/30/10: Teams are limited to a maximum of 4 undergraduates only (no graduate students)
12/13/10 and 1/18/11 (update): Q: How will DOC, turbidity, and pH be measured?
A: DOC will be determined by high temperature combustion techniques; the Standard Method Procedure is SM 5310 B; the sample will be filtered through a 0.45 um filter prior to analysis. Turbidity will be determined using a nephelometer. pH will be determined using a pH meter and pH probe. Teams may bring their own pH meter and probe to test their solution prior to submission. UV absorbance is not permitted prior to submission.
3/15/2011: Each team needs to make sure to bring goggles, gloves, and apron (if desired) for competition.
1/26/11: Poster Set-up Clarification - Teams are responsible for providing means for holding their posters up. Tables will be available to set poster displays on. Also, open areas of space will be made available for poster stands to be set-up.
A: Except in extenuating circumstances, which must be approved prior, all materials and equipment specified in Section 3.2 of the rules must be provided by the competitors.
11/6/10 Q: Does the distance that should be measured in the competition mean horizontal or slope distance?
A: The measured distance will be the horizontal distance only.
11/6/10 Q: Could the competitors use meter as the unit of distance or is only foot allowed?
A: Any unit of distance may be used for the calculations. However, the final answer must be reported in feet. Please keep in mind that a known distance of 100 feet will be provided for pacing.
2/1/11: Only one handheld compass is permitted per team.
11/20/10: In Round 1, twelve 2-point questions instead of eight 3-point questions may be used.
12/12/10: Clarification for what is required on Thursday night: Bring a faculty advisor, a student member that is not part of the visual display team, and all your materials to set up your display.
2/22/11: Thursday night change: due to a schedule conflict, students will set up their posters on Friday morning instead of Thursday night. On Thursday night, the team still needs to bring a faculty advisor and student member and enter the STEM center through the auditorium.
3/15/11:There are going to be about 150 middle school students attending the competition.
- On Thursday night (at 6:00), each school needs to bring the following: (Please don't confuse this with the Steel Bridge Visual Display Judging on the time line)
- The captain for their visual display team
- An extra student that can help judge the competition on Friday. This student will not be able to compete in any competitions on Friday from 8:00am to 12:00pm. So please bring a student, that will be available as a judge during this time.
- A faculty member that can help judge on Friday.
- On Friday morning from 8:00am to 9:00am, each school needs to arrive at the STEM Center with the following:
- All students that are helping present the material for the visual display competition.
- All of their materials for the competition.
- A student or faculty member if they were chosen to be a judge for the competition. Not all of the students and faculty members that are at the meeting on Thursday will be chosen as judges for the competition. We will pick them at random in order to make the judging fair. Only the people chosen to be judges need to return for the competition on Friday.
- On Friday morning from 9:00am to 12:00pm, each school will need to be present with all of the members of their visual display team. The school's are not going to be presenting individually. The presentations will be in a "career fair" style. All schools will be presenting at the same time, and the middle school students will be rotating through for the entire 3 hours.