What is OMP ?
Working under the guidance of coaches, teams of up to seven students are presented with the “Long-term Problem” for which they need to develop an original solution before the tournament. Teams may choose to build a vehicular or mechanical device, work out individualized interpretations of literary classics or a work of art, make an object in balsa wood with integral structural strength, or present a humorous drama on a given theme.
Teams design, build and operate one or more vehicles. Sometimes they’re small, other times they’re big enough to ride on and transport other items. Generally the vehicles are scored on their propulsion system, and for traveling and completing different tasks.
Technical / Performance
Teams are scored for performance elements as well as for some type of technical achievement. Usually, this problem requires the team to create one or more devices that perform certain functions or tasks.
This is a performance problem based on something “classical”. It could involve mythology, art, music, archaeology, or anything else that is classical in nature.
Teams design and build a structure out of only balsa wood and glue. They test the structure by adding Olympic-size weights until it breaks. Each year there is an element of the problem that sets it apart from other years, for example, having the structure endure the impact of a ball propelled down a ramp.
This is strictly a performance problem, where scoring is based mostly on the performance and elements within the performance. It sometimes requires a specific character, sometimes humor, sometimes an original story, but it’s always fun!
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