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STEM Research at state competitons


Sarah Burnett (Event Partner)
3 months ago

Teams are required to submit the video prior to the competition. The 4 minute videos are judged prior to the event and finalists are selected. It states that teams are provided a 4 minute presentation and 4 minute interview on the day of the competition. Do the judges review the video prior to this allotted time and allow the teams to give a different 4 minute presentation, or do the teams present their video presentation to the judges?

Answered by Competition Judging Committee

The eligible teams deliver the presentation in-person. In-person means as a presentation, not as a showing of the STEM video. The judges at the State Championship event may or may not have viewed the videos prior to the team presentation. However, the judges apply the STEM Presentation rubric to the team's in-person presentation at the State Championship event.

From the Judge Guide: At each event that qualifies teams directly to VEX Worlds, the top five (5) contenders for the STEM Research Project Award as judged from the video submissions, will deliver their 4-minute presentations in-person to a panel of two (2) judges at the event. Additionally, judges will have up to 4 minutes for questions and answers. The winning team will be selected from the in-person presentations as judged using the STEM Research Project rubric.

Teams are required to submit the video prior to the competition. The 4 minute videos are judged prior to the event and finalists are selected. It states that teams are provided a 4 minute presentation and 4 minute interview on the day of the competition. Do the judges review the video prior to this allotted time and allow the teams to give a different 4 minute presentation, or do the teams present their video presentation to the judges?