We are now quickly approaching the Regional Competition on Saturday, January 18 at MSOE Kern Center, 1245 N. Broadway, Milwaukee.
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.
If you would like to order extra lunches they will be $6.00. We can send invoices for anyone that would need one. Please let me know by Friday, January 10 if you need any veggie burgers and extra lunches.
Layout in the Kern Center
We will be having 56 teams on competition day. When teams arrive they will take their models upstairs to the Kern Center Field House and find their table. For their presentation, teams will leave the Field House and go to their designated judging room. We will have 7 judging rooms and 8 rounds of judging. There will be 2 rooms in the downstairs Arena and others throughout the Kern Center. A map will be provided.
During presentations judging, the team members, teacher, mentor, parents and any friends are welcome in the room. You are to only be in the presentations that are for your students. Students will give their presentation before a 5-6 person panel of STEM judges. At the end of their presentation, they will be asked questions by the judges. After presenting, they will return upstairs to the Field House for additional Special Awards Judging.
All are welcome upstairs in the Field House all morning to view the models. It is free and open to the public!
When not presenting, teams will be upstairs in the Field House and will be judged by various Special Award judging groups. I will be sending a list with all of the different special awards teams can win.
Schedule for January 18th
7:30 - 8:30 a.m. Teams Arrive
8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Team Check-in
8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Preliminary Judging/Special Award Judging
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 a.m. Staggered Lunch
12:15 a.m. – 12:45 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