Competitions


HIGH SCHOOL

Data Science and Analytics
9/2/22
OVERVIEW:
Semifinalists participate in a two (2) hour semifinal challenge visually representing a data set provided as an on-site challenge.

9/6/22
TIME LIMITS
C. Semifinalists participate in a two (2) hour on-site challenge submitted on the provided USB thumb drive.

Dragster Design
9/27/22
Updated rubric

11/4/22
Dragster Body
One (1)-piece, construction of wood or plastics, including urethane modeling foam. Materials, processing equipment or tools are not specified. CNC milling and 3D printing is allowed.

Drone Challenge (UAV)
9/27/22
Updated rubric

10/12/22
UAV Drone Specifications
    E. Drone Regulations
    The UAV Drone propellers can be in size from 4" (101mm) to 8" (203.2mm) in overall length. 
    Sizes can be from 6" (152.4mm) to 14" (355.6mm) in outside motor propeller size diagonally.

11/4/22
UAV Drone Specifications
D. Battery packs must only be commercially available lithium-ion or lithium-ion polymer batteries that are purchased from open-sourced 3rd parties (i.e., Amazon, hobby shops, etc.)

Music Production
9/12/22
SEMIFINAL ROUND
A. The interview
Refer to the official rating form for more information.

10/18/22
PRECONFERENCE
D. Musical Piece
4. There will be a five (5)-point deduction for:
     a. each fifteen (15) seconds under the one (1)-minute minimum

Software Development
9/6/22
PROCEDURE
PRELIMINARY ROUND
F. A list of twelve (12) semifinalists (in random order) is posted.

Webmaster
9/27/22
Updated rubric

MIDDLE SCHOOL

Biotechnology
11/4/22
PROCEDURE
PRE-CONFERENCE
A. 2023 – Participants select a contemporary issue concerning biotechnology.

Children’s Stories
Full rubric that reflects updates to the criteria/definitions in the Documentation Portfolio section
Updated Children’s Stories rubric

Community Service Video
Full rubric that reflects updates to the Semifinal Presentation/Interview section point values and Time Deductions section
1/19/22 - Updated Community Service Video rubric

Construction Challenge
Full rubric that reflects updates to the Preliminary Subtotal section point values
Updated Construction Challenge rubric

Cybersecurity
Full rubric that reflects updates to the Preliminary and Semifinal Subtotal sections point values
Updated Cybersecurity rubric

Data Science and Analytics
9/6/22
TIME LIMITS
PRELIMINARY ROUND
There is no presentation in the preliminary round

SEMIFINAL ROUND
A. Thirty (30) minutes are allowed for data analysis and syntheses.
B. Five (5) minutes are allowed to present. 

Dragster
Full rubric that reflects updates to the Semifinal Subtotal section point values
Updated Dragster rubric

11/4/22
Dragster Body
One (1)-piece, construction of wood or plastics, including urethane modeling foam. Materials, processing equipment or tools are not specified. CNC milling and 3D printing is allowed.

Forensic Technology
Teams should have the necessary supplies to make a presentation on each of the three Forensic Science concepts. Competitors are responsible for bringing tools/supplies needed to demonstrate the skills/concepts and no other materials will be needed.

Junior Solar Sprint
Full rubric that reflects an update to the total score point value. 
Updated Junior Solar Sprint Rubric

Mechanical Engineering
Vehicles will run on a hard surface, not carpet.

Medical Technology
10/31/22
PROCEDURE
PRE-CONFERENCE
     A. 2023 – Participants select a contemporary medical technology issue.

SEMIFINAL ROUND
B. Up to (3) team representatives report at least ten (10) minutes prior to their assigned time to the designated place for their presentation. 

Problem Solving
Page 259 should read:
PRELIMINARY ROUND
      D. 3. f. Abrasives sheets, sanding sponges, emery boards

Promotional Marketing
10/31/22
Rubric, PRINTED DESIGN section
All reference to "poster" should be "printed design".