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Individual Event Sign-ups

The Online Sign-up will open on Monday, February 2, at 9 p.m. EDT and close on Thursday, February 5 at 9 p.m. EDT. Usernames and passwords will be emailed to the head coach of each team on Sunday, February 1. If you do not receive your login information, contact CeAnn Chalker at ceann@chalker.org.

Time slots will be allotted on a first come/first served basis starting at the date and time listed above.

  • Division B signups open at 9 p.m., February 2, 2015
  • Division C signups open at 10 p.m., February 2, 2015

Once you have logged in, by default, you will be on the page with different events and time slots for which you can sign up. By clicking on "Get this time" in the time you want, you will have selected that time for this event and the slot will turn green and read "You have this slot." If you decide to select another time for this event, you can click the "Get this time" button for another time and it will automatically drop your original slot and get you the new slot.

You can review the time slots that you have signed up for by clicking on the tab on the top that says "View Your Event Times." On this page, if you decide you do not want to participate in an event, you can click the "Drop This Slot" button to drop your time for that event. You can also go back to select and/or change your times afterwards by click on "Select Event Times."

Event Assignments

Please be sure to check to see what event your team will be responsible to cover.

  • Your team will be responsible for writing, providing materials, proctoring, and grading the test for that event.
  • If you are in charge of a building event, you should plan to bring all equipment necessary to run the event.
  • Some teams are assigned to work together while others are there to help on tournament day.
  • Bring your test and answer key on a flash drive or email them to Gretchen.jansen@centerville.k12.oh.us prior to the tournament so that we can upload it to a secure website that all registered teams will have access to.
  • Prepare for 50 teams in B Division and 30 teams in C Division.
  • When writing your test please keep in mind:
    • Make the test challenging for all levels of expertise (we have several new teams and also some National teams)
    • Do not take a test off the website—the kids have seen everything out there!
    • Have enough questions/points so that we don't have to deal with tie breakers! (Making a question worth 5 pts. doesn't help if you don't give partial points for that question)
    • Make your test EASY to grade! (But don't make it all multiple choice.) We hope to start the Awards Ceremony at 4:00 pm!

Schedule Conflicts

Teams are not allowed to make schedule swaps with other teams and supervisors are not permitted to grant any time changes in the posted team schedule. The national tournament schedule is set with no exceptions allowed for individual team conflicts. Almost all the teams coming to the national tournament have conflicts to work around since the state schedule is rarely identical to the national schedule. Supervisors are encouraged to allow late students to enter if it does not disrupt the event, but no extra time will be granted. So, wherever possible, avoid scheduling a student in back-to-back events.

Registration/Check In (Coaches & Event Supervisors Only)

Registration/Check In will be in the lobby of Oelman Hall!

  • Registration/Check In opens at 7 a.m.
  • Please designate a Coach from you team to check in, we don't need everyone to come.
  • If you are also an Event Supervisor, please check in at both tables (Teams & Event Supervisors).

Coaches Meeting

Oelman Hall 112
7:45 a.m.–8:00 a.m.
Updated information will be shared

Impound

All impounds are between 7:30–8:20 a.m.

Division C

  • Air Trajectory
  • Bungee Drop—not originally listed but YES, it is Impound—height & mass posted after impound
  • Compound Machines
  • It's About Time
  • Mission Possible
  • Protein Modeling
  • Scrambler

Division B

  • Air Trajectory
  • Simple Machines
  • Wheeled Vehicle
  • NO—Robo Cross is not Impounded

Homerooms

Homebases are assigned for the benefit and ease of team preparations. Homebases will not be available until 7 a.m. Saturday morning.

  • Do not use any equipment that is in the room.
  • Please make sure the room is clean when you leave. Everyone will be issued a trash bag at registration, put your garbage in the trash bag and leave it at the door of your home base.
  • Some teams from the same school district (B & C teams) may be sharing the same Homebases.

Some rooms are spacious while others are rather small. We cannot accommodate room changes. Please note: If rooms are not left in the condition that they were entered, cleaning charges may be applied to the team assigned to the room.

Waivers and Emergency Med Information

  • Teams do not have to turn in any waivers—this was for the National Tournament.
  • Teams should carry with them Emergency Medical Forms for each of their students. These may be obtained from you school, they have them on record.

WiFi Access

Wright State University has wireless internet access, but we ask that you limit the use of the wireless on competition day. The event supervisors and volunteers need the wireless access for the tournament. On mobile devices use your 3G or 4G connections. If we do not have adequate access to the wireless network, there may be a delay in the start of Awards Ceremony.

Parking and Transportation

Parking is open all around campus.

  • Do not park in Handicap spots w/out a special pass.
  • Busses should park in the outer sections of the parking lots, away from the buildings.

Safety

Wright State University is an open campus. We will have volunteers visible across the campus and in the buildings to help direct students. Do not hesitate to ask for directions. They are there to help everyone have a great day. Please advise your students to be aware of their surroundings. Wright State is a safe campus, but students can easily get lost.

Food

Currently there will be food available in the Student Union - Union Market (Hours TBD).

Lunch will be provided for those people running events.

  • Half day events
    • Lunch (pizza) will be in Headquarters (Millett, 4th floor)
      • You must come there for lunch.
  • All day events
    • Union Events
      • Pizza will be in the Commuter Lounge for you to come to eat.
    • Other locations
      • Pizza will be delivered to your location.