• Can we get a K'Nex kit from DCIU?

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    DCIU has a limited quantity of K'Nex kits to distribute to teams. Priority will be given to schools that are participating this year for the first time.

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  • Will there be a teacher training session at DCIU?

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    A webinar will be scheduled to provide information and allow teachers to ask questions. Details about this event will be shared as soon as possible.

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  • Are parents allowed to come?

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    Due to the very tight schedule and limited physical space, we ask parents do not attend the competition. As much as we would love to welcome everyone to observe, our capacity at the event location cannot accommodate additional guests.

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  • Can we bring technology devices to show blueprints?

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    Teams may bring technology devices to display blueprints, but are responsible for ensuring that their devices are charged and working properly. Technical support will not be available.

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  • Can the projects be judged before the 2 hour limit?

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    Teams may have their project judged when they are finished and do not need to wait until the end of the 2 hour limit. However, projects will only be judged once.

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  • What if our project gets judged before the 2 hour limit?

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    Students are asked to remain in the competition area, but not interfere with other teams that are still working.

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  • What type of signage / backdrops / other artwork is permitted?

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    Backdrops and display boards are permitted; however, teams are responsible for the configuration of their display and are not permitted to adhere things to walls. Teams will have a 3ft. x 6ft. table for their project and any other sort of signage.

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  • Is there a specific format for the narrative?

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    There is no required format. You may use this form if you would like.

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  • Is the price of the structure for the grades 6-8 category judged?

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    Yes. Please see the grades 6-8 judging rubric and challenge inventory sheets for more information.

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