March 11, 2023
Page Last Updated 02/01/23
Please Frequently Check the Akron, State and National Rules Clarifications and FAQ's:
Akron Regional Event Clarifications:
Please see very important notes below Clarifications.
AKRON REGIONAL TOURNAMENT (EASTERN)
The Akron Regional Tournament planners intend to emulate the National Schedules' event groupings*, as printed in the current year rule books. (pretend you are team 1 - events that team 1 has simultaneously in the schedule will also likely run together at Akron Regional).
The groupings may change: Please understand that at a busy university, and when working with scores of enthusiastic but equally busy volunteer event supervisors, some room and schedule conflicts might arise that will result in schedule changes. We will try our best to stick to these groupings. Please plan your team assignments with the above, somewhat modified National Schedules' event groupings in mind, but please continue to build in extra coverage. Best intentions are plans, and sometimes plans must change.
We will freeze Clarifications and FAQ’s on February 24, 2023, meaning all adjustments posted at the state or national level, after that date, will not be applicable to Akron Regional.
Downloadable video files that provide a view of the gym:
SRWC COURT DIMENSIONS UPDATE
Dimensions for Courts 1-3 at SRWC are as follows:
H: under track - 24' & 43' full height
The space will be divided into three equal segments as we will be running other events in the space.
See below for dimensions of Court 3, other courts will be roughly equal in size.
Racquetball Court at Ocasek Natatorium - Information regarding the space (Trajectory and Storm the Castle)
College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) Atrium Building - Information regarding the space (Projectile events, possibly)
Flight Event (B & C) Blue Gym Dimensions - Information regarding the space (blue gym) for Wright Stuff:
Drop-in Event ON-LINE REGISTRATION: (For build events, etc that run all day long.)
VISIT THE PAGE BELOW FOR FULL DETAILS ON DROP-IN EVENT ONLINE REGISTRATION PROCESS:
Sounds of Music
IF HELD ON CAMPUS: Sounds of Music will be held in Guzzetta Hall (GH) - the University's dance, music, and theater building.
Please read the important notes below regarding this event:
All, please review the Science Olympiad Policies on Safety Goggles and Lasers (used for alignment in build events, like the car events…)
https://www.soinc.org/lasers (class 2 and class 1 only – Must be clearly labeled), https://www.soinc.org/eye_protection
Let’s keep the students, supervisors and helpers safe. Supervisors, please enforce the rules for goggle type and laser type. Students without the required goggles should be given an opportunity, within their event’s scheduled hour, to go and get goggles.
Supervisors – please – you should wear goggles as appropriate. If you don’t own a pair, please ask us to pack goggles for you. firstname.lastname@example.org (soon please.)
Supervisors – please bring your own grading pens/pencils. Since students typically unstaple their test papers, please bring a stapler, or ask students to write team numbers on every page.
Coaches – please ask your students to write their team number on each page if they separate their papers.
Please contact us at ARSciOly@uakron.edu for more information.