Monday, July 19, 2010

Why I Love Going to a Technical School

Here at World's Best School, we are decidedly skewed toward science, math, and technology. I adore the atmosphere here - at no other time in my life, I think, will I be surrounded with more people like me. And I love that no matter what your interest, no matter how nerdy, you can find kindred spirits here. I've attended the Science Fiction Movie Marathon, and played Motherboard Jenga.

But sometimes even I have to laugh at some of the events I get notifications for. Several selections from email announcements for your enjoyment (all real, I promise):


World's Best School Rubik's Cube Competition!

If you're planning to come to this Saturday's Rubik's Cube Competition, don't forget to sign up online this week! We may not have room for everyone who doesn't pre-register.

Sponsored by the World's Best School Rubik's Cube Club

Time: Registration opens at 9:00; 3x3x3 runs from 11:00 AM until 1:00 PM

Events will be held from 9:30 AM until 5:00 PM, including the 2x2, 3x3, and 4x4 cubes, and the 3x3 one-handed competition

Cost: $5 for first event plus $1 for each additional event. For students who help judge at the competition, the $5 fee is waived! Spectators are welcome at no fee!

Anyone who can solve a Rubik's Cube in less than ten minutes is welcome to attend! All competitors who successfully solve a cube will be ranked by the World Cube Association! Come and meet some of the best cubers around!


Integration Bee

Do you have what it takes to be crowned the next Grand Integrator?

Come try out for the epic nth annual World's Best School Integration Bee!

20-minute qualifying exam:

Tomorrow, Monday, xxxx 2010

Stop by at any time from 5pm-6pm

Main Event - Come compete if you qualify, or cheer on your integrating classmates!

Wednesday, xxxx 2010

Prizes will be awarded to qualifiers and winners.

Bee there or bee square!


Robosub Competition

Have you ever gone to the beach and thought, "This scene could really be improved by a bunch of unleashed submarine kill-droids fighting laser sharks"? Who hasn't, right? Well in that case you may be interested in this year's AUVSI autonomous underwater vehicle competition webcast:

The webcast is a week from Sunday. Someone should enter Dogfield in a scuba suit:

Anyway, check it out if you're an aquabot type!


So I never thought there would be an audience for these kind of things, but I am told these were all well-attended. As was the "pi recitation" competition on March 14th, the Medieval club jousts, the slackline practices in the courtyard, and the juggling in the hallway on Sunday evenings. The sophomore robotics competition fills half the hockey rink with onlookers. And hey, I went to underwater hockey for a while, which is pretty far off the beaten path - so really, why not? To each his own!

What oddball stuff goes on at your campus? Have you ever tried something wacky just for kicks?

1 comment:

  1. Hey there, I'm finally catching up on all the old posts (it sure is good to be home) and I wanted to comment on the fact that these all sound really, really awesome (and might possibly be one of many reasons that I want to go to World's Best School, which is part of why I haven't caught up on these yet, as I've been caught up in application writing, but I will return! (eventually)).