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2014 Middle School Competitive Event Modifications

Competitive Event Modification - MS

* Students in Grades 5-9.  Ninth-grade students must choose to compete in all Level I or all Level II events.  They cannot compete at both levels.

1.  3D CAD

Coordinator: Nathan Brubaker, nathan.brubaker@careertech.ok.gov

-Teachers:  Are required to bring a computer for students to use for this

event with a 3D CAD software loaded, the student must be able to

operate and demonstrate to the judges if the student cannot operate

the machine or has to get passwords please provide that at the time

of check in to help speed the student progress.

-Eligibility: Maximum of two entries per chapter.  This will allow each

participant two hours of work time.

2.  Agriculture and Biotechnology Design

Coordinator: Mike Bobbitt, tech@hominy.k12.ok.us

-A static display

-Eligibility: Entries are limited to one team of two students per chapter.

3.  Career Prep

Coordinator: Cheryl Wood, cwood4257@yahoo.com

 

-2014 students will choose one of these careers:

-Gaming programmer

-Chief information officer

-Electrical engineer

-Web developer

-Turn in resume and cover letter.

-Complete job application on site (bring blue or black pen).

-Top ten finalist will be interviewed.

-Eligibility: Entries are limited to three individual entries per chapter.

4.  Challenging Technology Issues

Coordinator: Harold Helton, hahelton@cox.net

 

-Students' reference material.

-2014 Challenging Technology Issues topics

-Eligibility: Entries are limited to the top ten winners from each regional conference and

each entry is limited to a team of two.

5.  Chapter Team

Coordinator: Alan Fillmore, 405-347-2925, afleemore@hotmail.com

 

-Bring pencil or pen

-There will be no online test.

-Teams do not have to be elected officers of the local TSA chapter.

-A middle school competitor must compete in middle school chapter team only.

A ninth grade student must choose Level I or Level II.

-Eligibility: Entries are limited to two teams of six per chapter.

6.  Communication Challenge

Coordinator: Kim Hale, 405-743-6811, kim.hale@careertech.ok.gov

 

-Follow national guidelines with the below change.

-NOTE: There will be no finalists posting and there will be no onsite problem.

-CONSENT FORM REQUIRED FOR ALL IMAGES.

-Eligibility: Entries are limited to two individual entries per chapter.

7.  Community Service Video

Coordinator: No coordinator at this time.  If we do not fine one this event will not be offered

this year.

-Follow national guidelines

-CONSENT FORM REQUIRED FOR ALL IMAGES.

-Eligibility: Entries are limited to two entries per chapter.  This can be a group

or individual.

8.  Construction Challenge

Coordinator: Roxanna Bolding, rbolding@baschools.org

-Final interview at the discresion of coordinator (depends on number of entries).

-A static display and folio (project documentation).

-Eligibility: Entries are limited to two team of two students per chapter.

9.  Creed - Oklahoma Only Contest

Coordinator: Wayne Cunningham wcunningham@tds.net

-Creed Guidelines

-Bring pencil or pen.

-Top 10 only for finals.

-Eligibility: Entries are limited to three individual entries per chapter.

10.  Digital Photography Challenge

Coordinator: Rodney Humble, rhumble@newkirk.k12.ok.us

-This event will follow national guidelines

-Eligibility: Entries are limited to three individual entries per chapter.

11.  Dragster

Coordinator: Paul Wollenberg, 405-527-6591 x3314, wollep@purcellps.org

-2014 Body mass (completed car without CO2) is 45-55g.

-2014 All wheels must be located on the exterior of the body.

-Dragster (car) and a full size metric drawing of car, showing top and side views,

on 11" X 17" paper.

-See dragster specifications changes in the CRG, Middle School 2014-2015 for

specifications and JUDGES RUBRIC.

-Eligibility: Entries are limited to three individually produced dragsters per chapter.

 

12.  Electrical Applications

Coordinator: Alan Bell, 580-723-4360, bella@frontierok.com

 

-There will be an online test and the top twelve will compete onsite.

-Test will be taken online prior to state conference.

-Bring pencil or pen.

-Standard calculator.

-Battery operated multimeter.

-Eligibility: Entries are limited to two students per chapter.

13.  Energy Sources

Coordinator: Steve Rymel, srymel@forttowson.k12.ok.us

-Eligibility: Entries are limited to one team of 2-5 per chapter.

14.  Environment Focus

Coordinator: Joe Clemmer, clemmjo@tulsaschools.org

-There will be no finalist interviews.

-2014 there will be no display boards.  Only the notebook will be turned in.

-Eligibility: Entries are limited to one team of two per chapter.

15.  Essays on Technology

Coordinator: Nicole Walker Reed, 580-482-7742, tommychuck75@yahoo.com

-This event will follow national guidelines.

-Eligibility: Entries are limited to two individuals per chapter.

16.  Flight

Coordinator: Jim Harder, streeter2H@aol.com

-Safety glasses are required for this event (brought by student).

-2014: Ceiling height is 17 ft.

-Students will mechanically launch the glider.

-Glider specifications in the CRG, Middle School 2013-2014.

-Bring completed glider and checkin at the conference.

-Eligibility: Entries are limited to two participant gliders per chapter.

17.  Geospatial Technology

Coordinator:No coordinator at this time.  If we do not find one this event will not be

offered this year.

-Eligibility: Entries are limited to one team of 2-5 per chapter.

18.  Go Green Manufacturing

Coordinator: Kari Widener, kwidener@blackwell.k12.ok.us

-There will be finalist presentations.  Only two members will be allowed to present.  The

use of audio/visual materials in the presentation is encouraged.

-The display will contain two samples of the finished product.

-NO display board permitted see National Competitive Events Guide.

-Documentation will be contained in a standard three ring binder.

-Eligibility: Each chapter may enter one display prepared by one team of two no more

than three members.

19.  Inventions and Innovations

Coordinator: Artie Lowery, 405-343-1512, ralowery@okcps.org

Participants investigate and determine the need for an invention or innovation of a device,

system or process and brainstorm possible solutions to determine the best idea for the

invention or innovation.

-Only one participant is required to check entry in.

-If interviews are possible, three participants must be present during interview session

per National TSA rules.

-Multimedia time limits: Minimum length-two minutes, Maximum length-four minutes.

-Multimedia presentation must be saved on a USB flash drive.

-Instructions necessary for the operation of devices must be clearly displayed. (This was an

issue last year.  I will be using my Dell district issued laptop with no admin rights, make sure

presentation will run on multiple laptops).

-Eligibility: Entries are limited to three group entries per chapter.

20.  Leadership Strategies

Coordinator: Kathryn Davis, 405-722-4220, pcntecheng@gmail.com

-Eligibility: Entries are limited to one team of three students per chapter.

21.  Medical Technology Challenge

Coordinator: Tripp Plymesser, 580-885-7249, tplymesser@arnett.k12.ok.us

 

-A static display with documentation.

-Top ten finalist will be interviewed.

Eligibility: Entries are limited to one team of two per chapter.

22. Prepared Speech

Coordinator: Marilyn Oliver, olivermm@vian.k12.ok.us

-Speech Topics

-Your presentation may not include a visual aid.

-Eligibility: Entries are limited to the top ten winners from the regional conferences.

23.  Problem Solving

Coordinator: Stewart Wood, swood@indiahoma.k12.ok.us

-This event will follow all national guidelines.

-Eligibility: Entries are limited to one team of two students per chapter.

24.  Project Fair

Coordinator: Jason Glass, jason.glass@yukonps.com

-2014 Project

-Eligibility: Entries are limited to three entries per chapter.

25.  Promotional Design

Coordinator: Randy Steelman, rsteelman@heavenerschools.org

-Please see guidelines for paper size and pin size.

-2013 participants create and produce a color pin design that is appropriate for

trading at the 2014 National TSA Conference.

-Must include the year for next years conference.

-CONSENT FORM REQUIRED FOR ALL IMAGES.

-Eligibility: Entries are limited to two individual entries per chapter.

26.  Rube Goldberg

Coordinator: Darin Messerli, 918-336-9302, messerlidk@bps-ok.org

-2014 Contest Guidelines

-Eligibility: Entries are limited to one team of six.  If a team does not have six

members they will be DQ'd. **We need to change the build times to 4 hours.

Final judging will begin at 2:00.  This will allow us 2 hours to judge all Rubes.

27.  STEM Animation

Coordinator: Tommy Wright, 918-773-8631, twright@vian.k12.ok.us

-This event will follow national guidelines.

-Eligibility: Entries are limited to one student per chapter.  An individual or group

may submit entries.

28.  Structural Model - Not current for 2014

Coordinator: Stony Krusemark, krusest@tulsaschools.org and Terry Wisdom, twisdom@wagonerps.org

-All structures will be designed and constructed on site.

-The length will be drawn and announced after all contestants have checked in.

-Contestants must furnish their own wood cutter

-Glue-see national rules

-Pencil

-12" ruler

-Emery board

-Straight pins

-Simple clamps

-Pin board to hold structure while drying.

-Must have Pitsco insta-cure thin glue #W58923 or Pitsco insta-cure + gap

filling glue #W56215, Pitsco insta-set #W57513, and Pitsco un-cure #W57512.

NO OTHER GLUE WILL BE ALLOWED.

-All tools and supplies must fit in a single box that measures 12" X 6" X 4".

-Tools that do not fit into the box will not be permitted on the competition floor.

-All structures are destructively tested using a test block that is 2 3/4" in width,

4" long, and having a 1/2" hole in the center of the top face.

-Structures will be tested the same day they are built.  There will be no waiting period.

-The center of the structure must permit passage for a 1/2" test rod.

-Structures that do not permit the passage will not be tested.

-Please refer to the National TSA Competitive Events Guide for all other guidelines.

-Eligibility:  Entries are limited to one team of two students per chapter.

29.  System Control Technology

Coordinator: David Bandy, david.bandy@mpsi20.org

-Event will follow national guidelines.

-Eligibility: Entries are limited to two team of three students per chapter.

30.  Tech Bowl

Coordinator: Nathan Brubaker, 405-743-5113, nathan.brubaker@careertech.ok.gov

-Test will be taken online prior to state conference and top twelve will advance to finals

that will be held onsite.

-Eligibility: Entries are limited to one team of three per chapter.

31.  Technical Design

Coordinator: Jerry Garrett, jgarrett@nobleps.com

-There will be an online test and the top twelve will compete onstite.

-Finalists will report at the designated time and have two hours to complete a drawing

problem on site.

-Each participant is required to have a #2 pencil with eraser.

-Oklahoma TSA will provide the notebook for final onsite problem.

-Eligibility: Entries are limited to two individuals per chapter.

32.  VEX Robotics

Coordinator: Mike Wilson, wilsonm@purcellps.org

-Each team will have to use their own equipment, tools, robot, and robot parts.

-Eligibility: Entries are limited to two teams of three per chapter.

33.  Video Game Design

Coordinator:  Davey Smith, 580-886-2257, smithd@canton.k12.ok.us

-Top five will be interviewed onsite.

-Develop an E-rated game that is highly artistic educational and has social value.

-A working interactive game will be sumbitted for evaluation.

-The game must execute directly from the DVD (CD's will not be accepted)

Participants will turn in their game on DVD and their notebooks to be evaluated.

-Eligibility: Entries are limited to one team per chapter but there is no limit to the

amount of team members.

34.  Water Infrastructure

Coordinator: Rocky Shepherd, rshepherd@wpsok.org

-This event will follow national guidelines.

-Eligibility:  Entries are limited to two teams per chapter.

35.  Website Design

Coordinator: Tom Fields, 405-743-5111, tom.fields@careertech.ok.gov

-There will be a finalist interview onsite.

-The Universal Resource Locator (URL) for the website must be emailed to Dawn Frank

by midnight on March 21, 2014.  The subject line of the email must read: WEBSITE DESIGN.

-Eligibility: Entries are limited to one team consisting of two to five students per chapter.