We are planning on 56 teams at the competition. As we did last year, we will have all of the teams bring their models upstairs to the Field House. Models will need to go up the stairs. Let students know to be prepared for this when building. The Field House will be the home base for teams. When teams are ready for their presentation, they will move their model and their presentation materials down the stairs to their judging room. We will have 7 judging rooms. Two of the judging rooms will be in the Arena and five will be in classrooms. Teams will take their model back upstairs when they finish their presentation. Lunch will also be upstairs. Finals will be downstairs in the Arena.
Schedule for January 26th
7:30 - 8:30 a.m. Teams Arrive
8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Team Registration
8:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Preliminary Judging/Special Award Judging
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 a.m. Staggered Lunch
12:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Final Review of Models
1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Announcement of 5 Finalists/Move to Arena
1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Finals Presentations
3:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Awards Ceremony
We will once again provide up to 5 lunch tickets for each team (the three presenters, teacher and mentor). I'm sorry that we cannot provide lunches for everyone. We will be serving a hot dog lunch - all beef hot dogs. If you do have any students that would prefer a veggie burger, I will need to know that a week in advance.
We will provide up to 6 t-shirt tickets in each team's packet (4 students, the teacher and mentor). For the day of the competition students will come to the registration table to select their t-shirt. We order sizes YL, S, M, L, XL and a few 2X.
On Wednesday, January 23rd we will email you the schedule of presentations for your teams.
When teams are not presenting they will be judged for special awards. Teams should be prepared to answer questions for the awards by the various sponsors. Best Essay, Rookie of the Year and Peer Award are based on scores and votes. They will not have judging groups.
Presentations and Questions
Teams will have 5-7 minutes to give their presentation to a panel of 5-6 judges. Each room will have one easel for presentation materials. When the presentations are over, the judges will ask the teams questions. I have attached a list of practice questions that your teams can be working on answering.
MSOE will have a concession stand open in the morning through early afternoon.
We will be encouraging teams to bring their models Friday evening, January 25th to the Kern Center for early drop-off if they are ready. Drop-off time will be 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. The field house will be secure throughout the night.
Media Waivers and Honor Statements
Students have been given copies of media waivers and honor statements. Please give them to Mr. Hoffmann by Thursday, January 24th, so he can bring them to the competition and turn them in when you check in. We do need them completed for each student participating at the competition.
Each team is responsible for turning in an expense form and their receipts. Please remember the $100 limit for all materials, including presentation materials. Again, this form and receipts can be scanned in and uploaded prior to the competition or turned in the morning of the competition. Refer to page 94 of the handbook for completing this form.
Size Requirements for Models and Presentation Materials
Please make sure teams are aware of the rules regarding model and presentation materials limitations.
Models - 20" high, 50" long and 25" wide
See page 83 of the handbook for presentation material requirements.
Have every team reference the Final Checklists on page 80 of the Future City Handbook.