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BRAINMESH INTER-UNIVERSITY 2015 INTER-COLLEGIATE MECHINICAL ENGINEERING QUIZ SHOW Brainmesh Inter-University 2015 is an inter-collegiate national Mechanical
BRAINMESH INTER-UNIVERSITY 2015
INTER-COLLEGIATE MECHINICAL ENGINEERING
QUIZ SHOW
Brainmesh Inter-University 2015 is an inter-collegiate
national
Mechanical Engineering Quiz Competition where teams of three will
solve and analyze questions that shall measure their knowledge in
the field of Mechanical Engineering. Questions designed to test
their knowledge in the different topics – ranging from basic
engineering science to power plant engineering. The event
aims gauge the capability and academic excellence of
Mechanical Engineering majors from different institutions and
challenge themselves in a competitive environment.
Matthew David Viloria
Mark Nowell Umali
Our organization would like to invite you to be part of this great
competition. Attached here are the guidelines, rules, and mechanics,
as well as the waiver and registration forms needed.
Event Head
Christian Dominic
Manga
Please do not hesitate to forward questions to our Communications
officer. If you have any problems regarding registration, please reach
out to us and we will do our best to accommodate you.
Logistics
Date: September 18, 2015
Program Details
Time
Venue
Final Registration
7:00-8:00 AM
UP College of
Engineering
Preliminary phase
8:00-11:00 AM
UP College of
Engineering
Lunch Break
11:00-12:30 PM
UP Campus
Semifinals Phase
12:30-2:30 PM
UP College of
Engineering
Finals Phase
2:30-4:00 PM
UP College of
Engineering
Awarding Ceremony
4:00-5:00 PM
UP College of
Engineering
REMINDERS AND GUIDELINES BRAINMESH INTER-UNIVERSITY 2015 PARTICIPANTS 1. Each college/university may send a maximum of three
REMINDERS AND GUIDELINES
BRAINMESH INTER-UNIVERSITY 2015
PARTICIPANTS
1.
Each college/university may send a maximum of three (3) teams to participate in the competition.
2.
A team shall consist of three members (regardless of year level), currently enrolled in
an undergraduate Mechanical Engineering program for the first semester of AY 2015-2016. All
team members MUST belong to the same college/university.
3.
One (1) alternate is allowed per team and must satisfy all terms stated at #2.
4.
Walk-ins are allowed and MUST register as a team. All previously stated terms are applicable
and must be followed. However, pre-registered participants are given higher priority
during the registration at the event proper. The only exception is stated at #8.
5.
One (1) coach per college/university is required to accompany their participants.
6.
Participants, walk-ins and alternates included, MUST present proofs of enrolment from their
respective colleges/universities.
7.
Participants are requested to wear their school uniform or any recognized school shirts. They
MUST bring and wear their ID’s.
8.
In an unfortunate case that a pre-registered participant is unable to come at the day of the event,
given that he/she has a valid reason, the alternate will be allowed as replacement. In the case
that there is NO pre-registered alternate, one (1) alternate per team will be allowed to
register as WALK-IN participant at the day of the event. The alternate is required to present all
proofs stated above during registration.
PRE-REGISTRATION
1.
Registration will end on August 29, 2014 at 5:00pm. All necessary documents and payments
(75%) shall be submitted on or before this date. (Please see Communications and Registration for
the format).
2.
Maximum number of 3 teams per school may register during the pre-registration period.
3.
FULL PAYMENT shall be settled on or before September 12, 2014, 5:00pm else slots reserved for
your school will be purged.
WALK-INS
1.
Any submission later than September 12, 2014, 5:00pm will be tagged as ‘walk-in’; they must
submit the roster of participants on or before September 18, 2014.
2.
Certificates of the participants will be released on September 18, 2014.
3.
Schools who submitted entries on email will be prioritized; therefore, limited slots for walk-ins will
be given.
EVENT MECHANICS 1. Only ball pens, pencils and calculators are allowed during the competition. Cellular phones
EVENT MECHANICS
1.
Only ball pens, pencils and calculators are allowed during the competition. Cellular phones and
other similar devices will not be allowed, and should NOT be at the proximity of the participants.
2.
Only registered students are allowed to participate in all phases of the Event.
3.
The competition shall be divided into three main phases, namely: Preliminary Phase, Semi-Final
Phase, and Final Phase.
A.
PRELIMINARY PHASE
1.
A 50-point written exam will be answered individually for two (2) hours.
2.
Only team members are required to take the exam.
3.
Team score will be the total of the scores of its three individual members.
4.
All calculators are required to be reset before starting the exam.
5.
All questionnaires MUST be returned at the end of the exam.
6.
The TOP TWELVE highest scoring teams will advance to the Semi-Final Phase and will be
announced in the afternoon.
B.
SEMIFINAL PHASE
1.
Team scores will start from zero, and all team members shall work as a group.
2.
This phase will consist of three rounds: EASY, AVERAGE, and DIFFICULT. Questions will be taken
at random from the list of categories. Each question will be read TWICE by the Quiz Master.
Number of
Round
Points
Allotted Time
Questions
EASY
5
2 points
20
seconds
AVERAGE
5
3 points
40
seconds
DIFFICULT
5
5 points
60
seconds
3.
Teams MUST wait until the Quiz Master says “GO” before attempting to solve and answer the
given question. Scratch papers will be provided for the solutions.
4.
Teams MUST IMMEDIATELY stop writing once the allotted time expires.
5.
Complete answers (neatly written and with proper units) must be written on each
team’s designated answer board. Wrong spelling is considered incorrect. Illegible writing
will be considered incorrect upon the discretion of the judges.
6.
The TOP SIX highest scoring teams will advance to the Final Phase.
7.
In the case of a tie for sixth (6th) place, teams involved shall participate in a CLINCHER ROUND
(refer to section E).
8.
Failure to comply with these rules would lead to warnings (refer to section F).

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C. FINAL PHASE 1. Team Scores will start from zero, and all team members shall work
C.
FINAL PHASE
1.
Team Scores will start from zero, and all team members shall work as a group.
2.
This phase is a BUZZER-TYPE round (refer to section D). Each team will be provided with a
buzzer.
3.
There will be twenty (20) categories displayed on the screen. The highest scoring team in the
Semi-Final Phase will get the privilege to choose the first category.
4.
Once a category is selected, a corresponding question will be revealed, along with the
time allotment, level of difficulty and point designation. Each question will be read only ONCE
by the Quiz Master.
5.
Complete answers (neatly written and with proper units) must be written on each team’s
designated answer board. Wrong spelling is considered incorrect. Illegible writing will
be considered incorrect upon the discretion of the judges.
6.
The team who answers the question correctly will get the privilege of choosing the next category.
7.
The total score in the Final Phase shall determine the First, Second and Third Placers.
8.
In case of ties for First, Second or Third Place, teams involved shall participate in a CLINCHER
ROUND (refer to section E).
D.
BUZZER-TYPE ROUND
1.
Teams may press the buzzer and give the answer ONLY after the Quiz Master says “GO”.
2.
Teams will only be allowed to press the buzzer within the allotted time limit.
3.
Teams MUST wait to be recognized by the Quiz Master before giving their answer.
4.
A team must IMMEDIATELY give their answer after being recognized by the Quiz Master. A
tolerance of at most three (3) seconds will be applied.
5.
The timer will also start after the Quiz Master says “GO”, and the timer will be paused when
a buzzer is pressed. If a team gives an incorrect answer, the timer will resume after the Quiz
Master says “GO” again and the other teams will have the opportunity to steal.
6.
Each team is only allowed to press the buzzer and answer the current question only ONCE.
7.
Teams who fail to follow these rules will be refrained from answering the current question.
8.
Failure to comply with these rules would lead to warnings (refer to section G).
E.
CLINCHER ROUND
1.
In case of ties, a clincher round will be held.
2.
The clincher round will be a BUZZER-TYPE round (refer to section D).
3.
A set of easy questions with a time limit of 15 seconds each will be asked.
4.
First team to get the correct answer will be awarded the position for which this round was
conducted.
5.
In the special case of a three-way tie for the First Place, the first team to get the correct
answer will be awarded the First Place. The second team to get the correct answer would be
awarded the Second Place and the remaining team would be awarded the Third Place.

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E. WARNING 1. Any form of cheating will NOT be tolerated and will lead to the
E. WARNING
1.
Any form of cheating will NOT be tolerated and will lead to the team’s disqualification. A
participant involved in this act will jeopardize his/her team’s qualification.
2.
Any kind of misconduct will NOT be tolerated. Included acts are foul words, foul hand signs,
violent reactions, harsh treatment towards the judges and proctors, mishandling of chairs
and table. Teams involved in such acts will be issued warnings, if not automatic disqualification.
3.
During the SEMIFINAL and FINAL Phases, Proctors have the right to issue warnings to teams that
does NOT adhere to the terms provided in the mechanics.
4.
Each team are only given a maximum of two (2) warnings during the duration of the Event. A
third warning would lead to the team’s disqualification.
G. OTHER MATTERS
1.
During the Semi-Final Phase and Final Phase, questions may be raised ONLY by a participant but
ONLY before the next question starts, otherwise it will be disregarded. Once acknowledged,
the participant is given the chance to raise their concern. The judges’ decisions are final and
un-appealable.
2.
In the special case that the judges’ decisions are changed, the former decision will be disregarded.
3.
ONLY Alternates are allowed to replace a participant during the SEMIFINAL and FINAL phases.
Once replaced, a participant will NOT be allowed to participate further during the event.
4.
Please review the mechanics carefully. Any change in mechanics will be announced during the
contest proper. Changes declared therein overrule any contradictions that may occur.
AWARDS
Certificate of Participation for all Contestants and
Coaches Certificate of Recognition for Reaching the Final
Phase Award for Preliminary Top-Notcher
First Place: Cash Prize + Brainmesh Trophy + Certificates and
Medals Second Place: Cash Prize + Brainmesh Certificates and
Medals Third Place: Cash Prize + Brainmesh Certificates and Medals
*Watch out for other privileges to be announced.

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QUESTION CATEGORIES Mathematics (College Algebra and Trigonometry, Calculus) General Chemistry Engineering Sciences (Engineering Mathematics, Statics of
QUESTION CATEGORIES
Mathematics (College Algebra and Trigonometry, Calculus)
General Chemistry
Engineering Sciences (Engineering Mathematics, Statics of Rigid Bodies, Dynamics of
Rigid Bodies, Mechanics of Deformable Bodies, Mechanics of Fluids)
Basic Electronics & Electrical Engineering
Mechanisms
Mechanical Engineering Thermodynamics
Fluid Machinery
Manufacturing Process
Machine Tool Operations
Mechanical Vibrations
Machine Design
Fundamentals of Heat and Mass Transfer
Internal Combustion Engines
Control Systems
HVAC and Refrigeration
Power Plant Engineering
Note: All questions will be reviewed by a registered Mechanical Engineer and/or a faculty of the UP College
of Engineering.