Welcome to Scioly 2018. This year our main public communication will be our instagram page, @bwscioly.
Our second invitational was a great experience for veteran and new members! With two teams competing (Beachwood A and Beachwood B), our new members had opportunities to explore different events and learn from our veteran members.
Jen/Steph 3rd in Disease Detectives
Yuke/Daniel 3rd in Robot Arm
Yuke/Cameron 3rd in Wind Power
Jen/Greg 4th in Invasive Species
Cameron/Matt 6th in Optics
Mukul/Sreyas 7th in Dynamic Planet
Steph/Prerna/Julia 8th in Experimental Design
Mukul/Jesse 8th in Helicopters
Jen/Kelly 8th in Microbe Mission
Overall Beachwood Team A placed 8th as a team! This was an improvement from 15th at Westlake just a week earlier. Additionally, due to a Model UN trip we missed some key members from our usual team but still did great. And of course we went out to Taj Palace for a team dinner afterwards (team tradition)!!!
We will take the advantage of the three weeks before our next invitational at Solon to refine cheat sheets, make test corrections, and continue improving our building.
We kicked off our season with a great start at Westlake with several members placing such as:
Jen/Greg 2nd in Invasive Species
Daniel/Yuke 4th in Electric Vehicle
Muk/Yuke 6th in Chem Lab
Jen/Steph 6th in Microbe Mission
Abby/Steph/Priyanka 8th in Experimental Design
Beachwood High School overall placed 15th out of 60 as a team. There were more schools at Westlake this year and the competition was stronger, motivating us to keep improving!!
Currently we are working on refining our cheat sheets, making test corrections to learn from our mistakes, and improving our building!
Big thanks to EVERYONE who came out to help with the car wash. We earned 600 bucks, that we can now use to register our teams and get the manual. Great job everyone, and we hope to have more car washes in the future.
Congratulations to everyone for a fantastic season and our 9th place finish at States. Goodbye and thank you to all the seniors for building up this club for so long and for making it great. Thank you to Ms. Stawicki, our coach, for all your hard work, love and support, and long hours after school. Congratulations Beachwood Science Olympiad; a bright future for this club lies ahead.
Medals (1st-6th place):
4th: Sri Vidya, Jess, Lynn--Experimental Design
Honorable Mentions (7th-10th place):
7th: Astronomy--Bagatur, Jing-Jing
7th: Invasive Species--Jennifer, Jess
8th: Protein Modeling--Yuke, Tong, Matt
8th: Robot Arm--Daniel, Yuke
9th: Cell Biology--Yuke, Jess
9th: Wind Power--Yuke, Cameron
9th: Write It Do It--Hannah, Lynn
Beachwood placed 8th at the CWRU Regional Competition, granting us a slot for the state competition on April 9th! Here were the individual results:
1st: Protein Modeling--Yuke Zheng, Tong Wu, Matthew Aubourg
2nd: Invasive Species--Jennifer Yen, Jessica Tall
4th: Cell Biology--Yuke Zheng, Jessica Tall
5th: Wind Power--Yuke Zheng, Cameron Haynesworth
5th: Green Generation--Jing Jing Shen, Matthew Aubourg
5th: Hydrogeology--Cameron Haynesworth, Bagatur Askaryan
5th: Wright Stuff--Mukul Govande, Jakin Wu
We are currently revamping all the building events, writing and taking practice tests, and revising cheatsheets/binders to prep for the State Competition!
Beachwood A team placed 8th at Westlake against 46 other teams. This was the first time we placed as a team since 2012, so we were unbelievably proud and excited.
Hannah and Lynn: 2nd place in WIDI
Yuke and Jess: 3rd place in Cell Bio
At Kenston, Beachwood A placed 4th overall. So far the beginning of the invitational season is going great, and we are improving at a rapid rate, dropping more than 100 points from our final team score from Westlake to Kenston. We had dinner at Taj Palace afterwards, (SOOOO GOOD!!!).
Bagatur and Jing Jing: 1st in Astronomy
Yuke and Jess: 2nd in Cell Bio
Cameron and Yuke: 2nd in Wind Power
4th place: Dynamic Planet, EXP, It's About Time
5th place: Disease Detectives
8th place: WIDI
Tests, Keys, and raw scores from Westlake are posted on the Dropbox. Please check it out!
The goal of wind power is to create a model turbine on an unmodified CD disk and generate the most amount of power when faced with a fan. This week we finished up a solid design for wind power. We cut out a design out of balsa wood sheets and curved them after soaking. It was our fastest design and we can't wait to see how it performs against other competitors!
Making great progress on our speedy little car over winter break! The goal of Electric Vehicle is to get the car to move about 8 meters as fast as it can, and then stop at a certain distance further as accurately as it can. Very fun to make and we've learned so much about electrical engineering in the process. It's nearly ready to compete with and it definitely has the potential to place.
To check up on how teams were doing with study events and developing chest sheets, we gave practice tests this week. Great job everybody! Season is progressing rapidly so let's keep up the pace.