This blog reports events and interesting tidbits from Rensselaer, Indiana and the surrounding area.

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Science Olympiad 2013

I stopped by the Science Olympiad today to see if I could take an interesting picture. The best I could do was this one:
It was an event where the student had to build a robot arm and then control it. It had to pick up ping pong balls, pencils, nails(?) and wooden rods and place them into the containers.

The results, given in Excel files, are available here. In the high school competition, Munster had two teams and they finished first and second. (Only one can advance to state.) Marian was third, then Peru. Lake Central had two teams and they finished fifth and seventh. Winamac was sixth, South Newton eighth, Tri-County ninth, and North Judson-San Pierre tenth. The teams that were at the bottom had only partial teams. Given the way the scores are computed, it is better to field a bad team in an event than no team at all.

In the middle school competition, the order of finish was Wilbur Wright, Taft, Burris (two teams, third and sixth) Rensselaer, Winamac, KV, Hebron, South Newton, TriCounty, and North Judson-San Pierre.

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