Hello everyone! Here some info about the various competitions for the Saskatoon Engineering Competition coming up this 16 November 2013.
Teams of 4 are given their challenge the morning of the junior design competition. The challenge usually involves designing, building, and testing a simple machine or structure to complete a given task. Teams have to consider limited resources and a scoring matrix to best maximize their score. After only four hours, the teams must present and test their prototype before the judges.
Teams of up to four will have 4 hours to design and build a device that will complete a given task or set of tasks that will be presented to them on that day. These typically involve a range of specialties and that are more complex than junior design. The teams will have to give an in depth presentation, and then execute their testing before a panel of judges at the end of the day.
This competition challenges competitors in teams of two to describe a complicated technical process or issue in terms that the general public can understand. Competitors will give a pre-prepared 25 minute presentation on a technical topic of their choice. Followed by a 5-minute question period. Competitors will present to a panel of technical and non-technical judges, who select winners based on presentation skills, topic analysis, and conveyance of information.
The Consulting Engineering competition challenges teams of four to design a detailed solution to a large-scale engineering problem. They are presented with a problem that morning, and have to solve it and submit a report and the presentation they will deliver at the end of day. The proposal must be made in a way that promotes the solution to potential customers in the form of judges.
Team size: 2
Teams of two competitors use analytical techniques to present, in parliamentary debate format with minimum preparation, a reasoned point of view of a resolution that has not been disclosed beforehand. The goal is to assess the competitors’ abilities to convey ideas and develop arguments and not to assess competitor knowledge of formal debating rules; therefore the rules normally used in debates are relaxed. There will be a brief introductory session on the modified rules used for SEC.
Stay posted for the specific rules and regulations for each competition, as well as a timetables for 16 November 2013.
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