Each team consists of 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students who are interested in math, science and engineering. At the regional competition in January, only 3 students will be able to present materials, but there is no limit on how many students may work on the entire project through the year. The team will work together along with the teacher and engineering mentor to:
For more information or to receive information about signing up for the competition, contact
Don Wittmer at 312-930-9119 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Competing teams and judges should arrive by 7:30 a.m. to set up and get instructions.
Students - You will be given a number when you check in. All teams will stay with their models throughout the morning judging. We will be doing the preliminary judging on one side of the room while the Special Awards judging takes place at the other side of the room at the same time. This will give them more time to see the models and talk to the students. The teams will have time to take breaks when they are not participating in the preliminary judging in the morning.
Each team will be judged twice by two separate teams of judges. After the four rounds of judging occur (two for the odd numbered schools and two for the even numbered schools), the top 5 teams will be announced. These teams will then compete in front of a new set of judges.
Parents, Teachers, and Mentors - The day of the competition will be a fun day for the students. They work very hard to get to this competition. We ask that during the judging you stay off to the side and remain quiet. We understand that you want to coach and take pictures, but this often interferes with the actual judging and may cause a judge to miss critical information the students are relaying.
Tentative Competition Day Schedule
7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. School’s arrive, register and set up (Donuts, juice and coffee will be provided)
8:00 a.m. - 8:15 a.m. Judges have a chance to get an overview of all models. No judging will take place then.
8:15 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. All Schools come to stage for instructions to the teams
8:30 a.m. Schools return to their models. Special Awards judging begins
8:40 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Schools 1 - 9 judged (Schools assigned number at competition)
9:25 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. Schools 10 - 18 judged
10:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Everyone gets a much needed break
10:25 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Schools 1 - 9 judged
11:10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Schools 10 - 18 judged
12:00 p.m. Top 5 schools announced
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Lunch (Pizza and drinks will be provided for your school team (5-6 people))
12:25 p.m. – 2:05 p.m. Top 5 schools judged on stage in front of everyone
2:05 p.m. – 2:50 p.m. School Recognition, Raffle Prizes, and Special Awards presentations
2:50 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Speakers & Announcement of winning team