Event Schedules / Clarifications
Teams will earn a spot in the Ohio Science Olympiad State Tournament hosted by The Ohio State University. The 2023 tournament is scheduled for Saturday, April 29, 2023 at The Ohio State University.
The Ohio State University will not take custodial responsibility for minors while participating in the Ohio Science Olympiad Program. Custodial responsibility will remain with teachers, parents, legal guardians, and chaperones. Minors must be properly supervised at all times.
Event Schedules and Tournament Clarifications
The 2023 Ohio Science Olympiad State Tournament schedules
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2023 National Rules
2023 Ohio Science Olympiad State Tournament Event Clarifications
Any clarifications covering event participation and execution submitted to the state office will be posted here. All clarifications will be answered by the state or national office.
Flight (Division B ad C)
Construction Parameters for team provided boxes:
3d. The aircraft in its flight configuration and during flight must fit into a team provided rectangular box.
3di. The external dimensions for Div. B with or without the lid must be no larger than 39.0 cm x 28.5 cm x 63.0 cm
3dii. The external dimensions for Div. C with or without the lid must be no larger than 33.0 cm x 27.0 cm x 43.0 cm
Box Inspection process:
Student(s) will place their team plane(s) in the team box or if two planes separate boxes and position it under its own weight in the box without the student deforming their plane so it is in the ready to fly configuration.
Note: Each plane at check in will need to have its own box. See rule 2 a.
Event supervisor will verify the whole plane fits in the student’s box and no part of the plane is above the box top surface regardless if it is an open top box or box with a lid.
The student will place their box through either the Div. B (39.0 cm x 28.5cm) or Div. C (33.0 cm x 27.0 cm) front rectangular gauge opening with minimal force as determined by the discretion of the event supervisor.
The student will move their box to the back wall of the gauge with minimal force as determined by the discretion of the event supervisor and determine the box fits within the Div. B (63.0cm) or Div. C (43.0 cm) gauge length.
The event supervisor will visually view that the height of the box is below the top surface of the gauge using a 100 cm flat scale used on its edge if necessary.
The event supervisor will visually view that the length of the box is below the front surface gauge opening length using a 100 cm flat scale used on its edge if necessary.
If all dimensions are satisfied then the box complies with above Rules 3di for Div. B and or 3dii for Div. C. and will be scored as such.
If all dimensions are not satisfied then the box does not comply with above Rules 3di for Div. B and or 3dii for Div. C. and will be scored as such. The student will be informed that the box does not comply.
Student(s) will be allowed to check in with a box that does not comply and allowed to fly using their full 10 minutes. For teams that have boxes that do not comply the event supervisor will inform them to notify their team coach after they fly and it is at the discretion of the student(s) to leave their equipment in the flight area near the check in table and in a safe area if they wish to arbitrate the box ruling.
Note: For teams that go to nationals from Ohio the inspection process is up to the National Event supervisor and any gauging they provide and their discretion.
The two videos below provide a detailed view of this in its application;