Frequently Asked Questions
If you need further information after checking these FAQs, please consult the list of questions submitted by other coaches, and submit a question if yours is not already answered.
Where can I find answers to my event-specific questions?
Information about each competition event can be found on the Event Descriptions page. Examples of event-specific information include the ceiling height for Elastic Launch Glider and the floor surface for Mousetrap Vehicle. Room photos are available for most events. Check back frequently as more specific information will be added closer to the tournament.
Where can we ship our packages?
Packages will be accepted beginning May 13, 2013, and should be shipped to:
Wright State University
ATTN: Jane Schelb
3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy
Dayton, OH 45435
When you make your arrangements to ship items to the university, please make arrangements for pick up and return on Monday, May 20. You are responsible for packing up all materials that will be shipped and for return shipping. All items for return shipping must be taken to Room 114 Student Union between 3:30 and 6:00 p.m. on Saturday.
Where can I park on campus?
Parking on campus is free and all lots will be open to the public. Please DO NOT park in reserved parking spaces. After dropping students off, buses may park in the outer sections of any lot, away from the buildings. Please refer to the campus map (PDF) for further information.
Is there a shuttle from the airport to the hotels?
Wright State University has made no transportation arrangements from the airport to hotels or to campus housing. Teams must make their own arrangements. A list of local charter companies is available on the Plan Your Trip page.
Is there a limit to the number of alternates a team can bring?
No, teams may bring as many alternates as they would like. All alternate team members must be registered in the database.
Will there be home rooms for the teams?
Yes, home rooms will be assigned as we get closer to the tournament. All home rooms will be in easy walking distance to the various events.
Must there be team chaperones with the students in the dorms?
Yes, there must be registered adult chaperones from your team staying in the dorms with the students. Coaches are responsible for supervising the students at all times on the campus and in the dorms.
Will students be able to purchase food on campus using cash or credit cards?
Yes, there will be food locations open on campus throughout the tournament. More details will be coming soon.
Can the public watch the competition?
Only certain events are open to the public. For a list of spectator events, visit the Tournament page.
Will scholarship be offered to competition winners?
Yes, Wright State University will award $2,500 scholarships to the first place winners in each competition event and tuition scholarships to each member of the overall winning team in both divisions. Please visit the Award Ceremony page for more information.
Help! All the hotels in the area are full.
Because there is another large event in the region on tournament weekend, many of the hotels in the area are completely booked. However, Wright State University has plenty of space available in the dorms at the affordable rate of $60 per person. Teams may check into the dorms as early as Wednesday, May 15, and may stay as late as Monday, May 20. The dorms are conveniently located on-campus in easy walking distance of most tournament events. Several fun activities will be available exclusively for students staying in the dorms. For more information, visit the Plan Your Trip page.