Bladen, Brunswick, Columbus, New Hanover, Pender
Bladen, Brunswick, Columbus, New Hanover, Pender
2013 Wilmington Regional Tournament Final Results
There were a few changes to the Wilmington Results.
Mousetrap Vehicle: There was an error with the scoring program that resulted in all vehicles that weren't in Tier 1 showing as a NS (no show). This has been corrected. The full rankings can be seen in the spreadsheet, medals were affected as follows:
(Varsity medals stayed the same)
2nd place: Clarkton JV2
3rd place: Cedar Grove JV1
We regret that we weren't able to recognize these students at the awards ceremony, medals will be mailed to them.
The change in Mousetrap rankings affected the overall team standings.
Varsity 3rd and 4th place switched, the correct placements are:
3rd place: St. Mary Catholic
4th place: Clarkton School of Discovery
We will work with these schools to swap trophies.
Varsity 8th and 9th place switched, the correct placements are:
8th place: Charles P. Murray
9th place: South Brunswick
Experimental Design: The rankings for EA Laney and Eugene Ashley were inadvertently switched. Eugene Ashley's Varsity actually placed first. We regret that we were unable to recognize those students at the awards ceremony, and will mail medals to these students. This did not affect team standings.
Mission Possible: The rankings for South Brunswick and Pender were inadvertently switched. This did not affect medals or team standings.
Results are now final. Thanks for a great tournament!
Division B Varsity and JV Combined Results
Division B Varsity and JV Separated Results (Medals and Trophies awarded from this sheet)
Division C Varsity and JV Combined Results
Division C Varsity and JV Separated Results (Medals and Trophies awarded from this sheet)
Hi Middle School Coaches,
We are aware of the ranking issues with Mousetrap Vehicle and are working to correct it. Please be patient, we will have results finalized before 5:00 tomorrow.
Thanks (and so sorry for the mix-up!)
Science Olympiad Sportsmanship
We are soooo looking forward to tomorrow morning! Keep our fingers crossed for good weather!
I wanted to share one last e-mail from one of our tried and true event leaders…
Please remember this is a competition for the students. There is one designated coach at each school and that is the only person who should be talking to judges about the event itself. Science Olympiad enables your students to take charge and learn how to work together and compete.
Please! It is unsportsmanlike and grounds for DQ to assist the students once the competition begins at the event itself (practice is fine), and follow the usual good conduct rules in cheering for your team. This conduct is grounds for disqualification not just from the event, but for the entire team.
We absolutely welcome and encourage adult participation - we depend on it! Last year we heard that even team members themselves were embarrassed at the overt coaching by parents during events. Please let's have a positive experience for all.”
This is going to be another whirlwind of a day!
Parking for Saturday, March 2nd
Parking should be relatively easy this year since we are on Spring Break. BUT...we do have some instructions from Ken Kaiser, our parking enforcement supervisor.
"Please instruct your guests to park in the closest locations at each event. Please note that buses can use the lots to park in but would prefer that they park in K extension down by Trask."
I have been instructed that any cars parked on the grass will be ticketed. PLEASE tell your parents NOT to park on the grass!
Dennis and Kim
Homebase Assignments and Map
Hi! It is almost tournament time!!!
I have attached a copy of the homebase assignment and map. Please let me know if you have any questions.
See you Saturday!
High School (Division C) Coaches - Scheduling Discrepency
High School Coaches,
I hope all of your tournament planning is going well!
I just wanted to address a scheduling discrepancy between the state’s ‘2013 Division C "Tentative" Regional Tournament Schedule’ found here: http://www.sciencenc.com/tournament-information/index.php, and the Wilmington Regional Schedule posted to our webpage here: http://www.sciencenc.com/tournament-information/wilmington/wilmington.php. It seems that the Materials Science (period 1) and Write it, Do it (period 2) events were flipped on the two schedules. The Division C regional tournament schedule that was shared with me via e-mail by the state office on November 30th IS the schedule that I used to build our regional schedule. You see this schedule posted to our NCSO website for the Wilmington tournament. Somewhere along the way, the “tentative” state schedule either changed, or was never adjusted. I don’t know how this happened, nor do I recall being told there was a discrepancy until the middle of last week.
I talked with Kelly Fair, our state representative, and we’ve decided to honor both schedules. This creates an extra bit of effort for the regional directors to find volunteers to lead these additional event during those times, but we want to fair to everyone.
Coaches, your students can follow OPTION 1: Wilmington Regional Schedule, which looks like this:
Period 1 – Materials Science (DeLoach 105)
Period 2 – Write it, Do it (Dobo 202/205)
OR you can follow OPTION 2: “Tentative” Regional Tournament Schedule, which looks like this:
Period 1 – Write it, Do it (Dobo 202/205)
Period 2 – Materials Science (DeLoach 105)
What do team coaches need to do?
- If you are going to follow Option 1-Wilmington Tournament Schedule as posted on the webpage for our region, you do NOT need to contact me.
- If you are going to follow Option 2-the “Tentative” Regional Tournament Schedule. I NEED to know. Please email me so I know how many teams to expect.
If you commit to following option 2, then all teams from your school must follow that schedule (Varsity, JV1 and JV2).
In the future, please remember: We always defer to the regional tournament schedule as the final schedule for our region and NOT the state schedule. Although, as I have said over and over again, I will make every effort to follow the state schedule as it is written. In this case, there were two schedules shared with regional tournament directors. And, I was unaware that any of the events had moved time slots.
I apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause. I would like to take responsibility for the mistake, but I’m not sure it is mine to take. In any event, please let me know if you have any questions.
Dennis and Kim
Details from Coaches Meeting on Tuesday
We had another successful coaches meeting on Tuesday. I just wanted pass along some important topics of discussion at Tuesday's meeting.
I’ve attached the agenda to the e-mail for those that couldn’t be there.
See the attached vital information document to the e-mail as well. Please complete and return to email@example.com if you are a first year coach.
See the Woman in Science Award Nomination document. Please nominate a student from your school if you have someone who is worthy! I need this document be this Tuesday to have a certificate prepared in enough time.
See the Top Male Competitor Nomination document. Please nominate a student from your school if you have someone who is worthy! I need this document be this Tuesday to have a certificate prepared in enough time.
The Wilmington Regional Science Olympiad will be held on the first Saturday in March every year. We do regret if the weekend conflicts with other events.
We don't have any more control over the AC unit in the gym than Bottle Rocket events have on the weather outside. I wish we did! I understand the dilemma that this may present to students taking part in Hanover Gym events when the AC unit turns on and disrupts a student's 'performance'. I will work with our event leaders to maintain some level of equity when this occurs. Thanks for working with us and understanding!
Impound will be in the morning only! We will open impound at 7:30 and keep it open until 8:15. No Afternoon Impound. Please be patient, and ask the students to be polite when checking into their products into the event area. No wristbands required.
If you are a new coach and are in need of some direction for Saturday, please contact Kim or Dennis with any questions. We want you all to feel welcome.
I will let you know about parking as soon as I hear back from our folks on campus. See the UNCW campus map for directions: http://www.uncw.edu/ba/campus_map/index.htm
I’ve also attached an FAQ document to the e-mail! It has lots of helpful information there. Thanks to everyone for all that you do!
As soon as we know how many teams qualify for states, I will let you know. This is determined by the number of schools competing and not the number of teams according to Kelly Fair, our state representative.
Thanks for all that you do!
Dennis and Kim
NHCS-TV Live Coverage of Regional Science Olympiad 2013
For immediate release
February 19, 2013
NHCS-TV Live Coverage of Regional Science Olympiad 2013
It’s time for Regional Science Olympiad 2013, Southeastern North Carolina’s biggest science competition, Saturday, March 2nd on the campus of UNCW. Seven hundred competitors from middle and high schools in five counties will face the challenges of 32 science-based events. From Dynamic Planet to the nail biting suspense of Boomilever, Regional Science Olympiad is one of the areas most competitive and engaging competitions.You can get into all the excitement of Olympiad from the comfort of your own home, as for the thirteenth year, NHCS-TV presents exclusively on The Learning Network , “live” Olympiad coverage. Once again the students of NHCS-TV will be providing coverage of the Olympiad’s biggest events, including coverage of Trajectory and the all new Elastic Launched Glider. NHCS-TV coverage begins at noon and will run continuously throughout the afternoon including complete coverage of all the closing ceremonies and awards.
Regional Science Olympiad 2013, Saturday, March 2nd. Coverage starts at Noon, on The Learning Network , Time Warner Cable Channel 5 and Charter Cable Channel 12.
NHCS-TV will also stream coverage at www.ihigh.com/nhcstv starting at Noon.
For additional information on NHCS-TV’s Olympiad coverage contact: Aaron Oliver, 910-254-4106, firstname.lastname@example.org
Reminder - Coaches Meeting this evening
This is just a reminder - Olympiad Coaches Meeting: UNCW’s Watson College of Education is tonight, February 19th at 5:00 PM in Room 335 in the Watson College of Education.
- UNCW Maps and Directions can be found here: http://www.uncw.edu/map/
- Parking: Please park in the Parking Deck across the street from the Watson College of Education. I will provide each person with a validation tickets.
Rooms have been assigned for each event and the .pdf have been posted to the state web page for the Wilmington Region: http://www.sciencenc.com/tournament-information/wilmington/wilmington.php
Looking forward to seeing everyone there!
2013 Regional Science Olympiad Coaches Meeting - Tues. Feb. 19th at 5:00 PM
Hello Science Olympiad Coaches,
Is it that time of year already!? Yes it is! So much to do, so little time. And, as always, it’s so great to see many familiar (and new) names on the group e-mail list!
Kim Bierstedt and I are looking forward to hosting the 2013 Wilmington Regional Science Olympiad here at UNCW on Saturday, March 2nd. While there are always obstacles preparing for a successful Olympiad, we can't convey enough our appreciation for our coaches' efforts every year. We know your students and you work so very hard to get ready for this special academic competition.
Kim and I have set a day and time for the "coaches meeting" (all competing schools are asked to have a representative). The meeting will be held in the Watson School of Education and attended by Kim Bierstedt, Dr. Jack Hall and yours truly.
• Olympiad Coaches Meeting: UNCW’s Watson School of Education, next Tuesday, February 19th at 5:00 PM in Room 335 in the Watson College of Education. I’ll e-mail a reminder next week.
• UNCW Maps and Directions can be found here: http://www.uncw.edu/map/
Kim and I are also asking for your help. We are working to get event leaders and helpers lined up for all events at the regional Olympiad. There are 46 total (B and C) events! It would be great if we could get one person from each participating school with expertise in science to volunteer to lead or assist with an event. Do you know someone who has a career in science? Ask them to participate! We have found that coaches’ family and friends, some parents, and school teachers (who have always been at these competitions anyway) enjoy the chance to see the events "in action."
If you have people interested in supporting the running of an event, please send them to the web site: (https://www.sciencenc.com/volunteer-registration.php) and have each complete the simple volunteer process. We could always use the help!
Please remember: you can contact me with any questions/concerns about events, logistics, etc at email@example.com. I would prefer an email, but if there is something that requires a conversation, don’t hesitate to call me at work: (910) 962-3168.
Again, we appreciate all your hard work as we prepare for another season, and we look forward to seeing everyone at 5:00 PM this coming Tuesday, February 19th.
Dr. Dennis S. Kubasko, Jr.
Associate Professor of Science Education
Director of the Center for Education in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
Coordinator for the WSE International Field Experience to Belize
Watson School of Education
University of North Carolina Wilmington
Hi Coaches! As we are approaching the date of the regional Division B and C tournament I wanted to make sure you had the forms that are necessary for the tournament. These forms are posted on the SO website but I wanted to email them to you to make sure you have them. Please check your e-mail accounts. They have been sent.
Team Roster: If you need to make changes to your roster the day of the tournament you can do so at registration.
Vandalism/Behavior Form: Print out, have coach and principal sign, and then have the students “sign” the back of it that they agree to the terms- please go over it with your students so that understand it-YOU ONLY NEED TO TURN IN ONE FOR THE ENTIRE TEAM!
Photo Consent Form: Give a copy to each student- parent/guardian must sign- if form is not signed then student will not be photographed during the tournament.
Dennis will be contacting you soon about the coaches meeting that will take place about 2 weeks prior to the tournament. You will be given homebase assignments at that time.
Please let me know if you have any questions.
Kim Bierstedt, NBCT
K-12 Science Lead Teacher
New Hanover County Schools
6410 Carolina Beach Rd.
Wilmington, NC 28412
Getting Ready for the 2013 Regional Science Olympiad
I hope each of you had a good fall semester and your school year is off to a good start. Kim Bierstedt and I wanted to touch base with you all on a few topics as we begin preparations for the 2013 Wilmington Regional Science Olympiad. As posted, the Wilmington Regional Science Olympiad is Saturday, March 2nd this year. Can you believe we are less than 7 weeks away from that day?!
Wilmington Regional Olympiad Tournament Home Office
The Wilmington Regional Tournament Home Office will continue to be housed here on UNCW’s campus! As the Director for UNCW’s Center for Education in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (CESTEM), we continue to support Olympiad under its auspices! Please friend the Wilmington Regional Science Olympiad on Facebook…just search by the name!
Even though the state Science Olympiad continues to struggle with state funding, we continue to have both the Regional and State tournaments in 2013. We are looking for new revenue and funding sources for regional and state tournaments; so if any of you have connections to possible donors, please refer them to Jason Painter, NC State Science House Director with the state office.
Schedule for Wilmington
Both B (middle school) and C (high school) schedules have been approved. There are no changes to the regional B or C division competition schedules from the state schedule competition. I will post room numbers and more specifics as we get closer to the competition date. We make every effort to stay consistent for the benefit of teams traveling and competing at the state level. While consistency is what we strive for, it does add a level of increased difficulty at the regional level. We have been very fortunate in years past to get enough volunteers with academic content knowledge to lead each event.
Increased Numbers of Participating Teams
Kim and I LOVE seeing Science Olympiad extended to so many new students in our greater Wilmington regional areas! The consequence: we have increased our numbers from years past. While this is great news, it does put added stress on the region to schedule and accommodate everyone. We continue to pursue solutions at UNCW to make sure all of you are comfortable with a “homebase” and adequate event rooms due to our growing population. I see this as a good problem to have!
Some of you may be aware that a weekend “Coaches Institute” is offered in Raleigh NC in the fall semester to help coaches prepare for the tournament Please consider attending this institute as you prepare to participate in Science Olympiad in the future.
I am always open to suggestions, questions, etc to continually improve the Wilmington Regional tournament for you and your Olympians.
Best wishes as you prepare!
Dennis S. Kubasko, Jr.
August 16, 2012
Message updated on January 17, 2013
Wilmington Regional Olympiad Forms
Hi! As time for the tournament is growing near we wanted to make the forms you will need available to you. Please let us know if you have any questions.
2013 BC Official Team Roster
2013 BC Photo Consent Form
2013 BC Vandalism Behavior Form
Dear Wilmington Regional Olympiad Coaches,
I hope everyone had an amazing summer! Kim Bierstedt and I are earnestly preparing for the 2012/2013 academic school year. And that means looking ahead to the regional tournament.
Our Wilmington Regional tournament date is tentatively planned for Saturday, March 2nd, 2013. Please understand that our region’s schedule is predicated on UNCW’s academic and athletic schedules as well as Hanover Gym’s availability. If there are any changes to the day, you all will be the first to know!
I recently attended the Regional Directors Meeting on Tuesday, August 14th at the Science House on campus at NC State. We had many discussions about events, schedules, funding and participation. The North Carolina B/C (middle, high school) events have been posted, so it's not too early to start preparing! The Wilmington Region will make every possible effort to exactly mimic the state schedule and I don’t see any reason why this year would be any different. The B/C event list for 2013 is posted here: http://www.sciencenc.com/events.php
There will be a B/C Coaches Institute at NC State ($125) September 28-29. This year’s state tournament will be held on April 27th at North Carolina State University.
Looking forward to working with everyone this year!