It’s been two days since the Sci­ence Olympiad region­al tour­na­ment for New York City, and I’m still dead tired. Boy, do I have a lot to write about! Except, I’d much rather sleep than write, or else this may well turn into a full-blown philo­soph­i­cal stream-of-con­scious­ness (com­plete with gram­mat­i­cal mis­takes and word omis­sions!) mono­logue on the orga­ni­za­tion of teams and the tech­ni­cal edu­ca­tion of sec­ondary school stu­dents.

Event info
Sumo Bots
Elec­tric Vehi­cle

It’s prob­a­bly a bet­ter idea to post pho­tos.

With permission from Andrew Cribb http://www.pbase.com/andrewcribb/stuyolympiad20090207

I unex­pect­ed­ly win a gold medal in EV, then get a sur­prise bronze in Sumo Bots. It works out, I guess.

I'm front and center, in a robotics team shirt instead of a science olympiad shirt.

I'm front and cen­ter, in a robot­ics team shirt instead of a Sci­ence Olympiad shirt.



I did quite well indi­vid­u­al­ly (though I was com­plete­ly not expect­ing it), but over­all, we were beat­en by a human­i­ties school. In a sci­ence com­pe­ti­tion. What.