This event is designed for all majors and will consist of STEM activities that require critical thinking (no memorization). Google may be used during the activities.
•Students are required to compete in groups of 4 (not individually); we will group them up ourselves.
•The theme for the first event is a crime scene, and the first group to crack the mystery successfully will get a prize.
•The event will be held on April 7th, 2023, starting 12pm in the Raptor Roost in the lower-level of the Campus Center. Please register in advance for this event here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfEF6lw3bcAsS0vi79zJV5ZS7mUAkBFishXG93xb-eekJNSQg/viewform
•How is the event designed?
It is designed in a way that will allow students to gain and apply newly (at the spot) learned knowledge throughout the course of the activities. Therefore, it is unlike other Olympiads where specific knowledge is required to accomplish given activities successfully. The learning curve won’t be as difficult, but any prior knowledge is welcomed.
•There will be 3 tries for each activity:
o 1st: No clues/any form of aid
o 2nd: Clues are given during the process
o 3rd: Direct aid is given (teaching the process)
•Using all tries will take time and reduce the chances of winning but learning experience will be gained. It’s a win-win situation!
•The 2 main purposes of this event are:
o Students get a chance to get recognized for their skills and critical thinking.
o Non-STEM majors get a chance to explore the STEM world in a fun environment and learn more about it.