All ASCE student conferences are now required to use the scoring spreadsheet provided
below by the
national rules committee. The completed spreadsheet must be emailed to the
Rules Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org
before any teams can be invited to the National competition.
As much as we'd like the spreadsheet to be perfect on first release, that
goal is still elusive. This means that you need to contact the above email
address ASAP when you discover a problem. During the ASCE student
conference competitions, your ASCE National CSA Representative will have a phone number to
contact for quick replies.
It is strongly suggested that you run some sample data sets to check the
computations and to verify the sorts and printing SEVERAL WEEKS before your
ASCE student conference. Don't wait to the last minute to learn how to use this complex
Also, you should do a last minute check of this website to see that you have
the latest version. Hosts can ask to be added to an email distribution list for
spreadsheet updates by sending their request to the above email address.
Click on the following link to download the latest version:
The spreadsheet was developed using MS Excel 2010 and may
or may not work on other versions. This year's spreadsheet continues to use VBA macros to lead you through the set up and
usage phases. We have gone this route as significant numbers of ASCE student conferences did not appear to understand how the
spreadsheet worked and tried to force
their way around the controls that were put in place. It is hoped that this new
version will help to guide users in the proper usage of the spreadsheet.
If you have to force the programming at all, please contact
email@example.com as soon as
possible to discuss the problems you are having.
New this year is the ability to email team results and the
overall results summary to the team's faculty advisor and local contact.
To use these features, the scoring computer must have access to the internet
during the competition.
Four videos will help you with the
spreadsheet. The first shows how to set up the spreadsheet for the
competition. The next illustrates how to print out judging forms. The
third is a quick tutorial on entering data and printing a summary page
for each team. Finally, the fourth video shows the proper procedure for
running the ranking macro and printing the results for dissemination to
the participating teams.
Setting Up the Spreadsheet
Printing & Using the Judging Forms
YouTube video: Coming Soon
Entering Data and Printing Results
YouTube video: Coming Soon
Determining the Final Rankings
YouTube video: Coming Soon
INSTRUCTIONS FOR USING THE SPREADSHEET
Note: You must enable Macros in Excel to run this spreadsheet.
It has been checked out in 2010 MS Excel.
Check the host guide website for any updated versions of the spreadsheet
Enter the competition information listed above in the cyan colored
cells. This information will then appear where needed throughout the system.
READ ALL THE INSTRUCTIONS.
Indicate that you've read the rules and press the button at the bottom
of this page to prepare to enter participant information.
Input the names of the participating ASCE student chapters in the
indicated cells on the "Participants" sheet. You can enter the full name of
each chapter then a short version for the tabs of each chapter's scoresheet.
Press the 'Generate Chapter Sheets' button to
create the score sheet for each student chapter on the list of participants.
Use the drop down boxes to indicate whether or not a
chapter actually participates in the competition. They will be
listed as not participating until you indicate that they are!
Print out a copy of the judges instructions for each judge. Press
<Ctrl><Q> to do this.
Print out a copy of the Display Judging Form for each Display Judge.
Print out a copy of the judges scoring forms for each participating ASCE
student chapter. Press <Ctrl><P> to do this. This form
will be used by the judges during the competition. You have the choice
to print forms with the chapter's names preprinted on them or to print a
Enter the number 'S' on the 'Start Here!!!!' page of the spreadsheet,
after the dice has been rolled (typically done at the team captain's
meeting). The location of the grating and the load to be applied at each
location is then computed
and shown in the light green cells. Give this information to the loading
At the conclusion of Display judging, you can either use the entire
display judging sheet OR just input your local judges ranking by each
chapter's name in the Judge 1 column. YOU HAVE TO INPUT DATA IN THIS SHEET
FOR THE DISPLAY RANKINGS TO BREAK ANY TIES AND TO APPLY ANY DISPLAY
As teams complete their part in the competition, the scorer
works with the team captain to input the
data from scoring forms into the cyan colored cells on the left side of each
Immediately after entering the scoring data for one ASCE chapter print
out the computation sheet (press <Ctrl><Shift><S>) and let the team captain
verify the calculations.
Either print or email the team captain a copy of
their scoresheet. There are instructions on the team's score page for
Save the spreadsheet after each team data entry!!!!
After entering the all the team data (i.e. at the end
of the competition), update the team rankings by pressing
<Ctrl><Shift><R>. You MUST update the rankings using the macro to get
Print out the final ranking sheets by pressing <Ctrl><F>. When you do
this you will be prompted to email the results to the national rules
committee. If you are connected to the internet then please do so!
You may also email a copy of the final rankings to
all faculty advisors and team captains by following the instructions on the
If you did not email the spreadsheet when prompted, then do so AS SOON AS POSSIBLE to
firstname.lastname@example.org after the competition. The rules committee uses this
information to resolve appeals and to issue invitations to the national
competition! Nobody from your ASCE student conference will go to Nationals if this
spreadsheet is not sent!
There is a sheet labeled 'Banquet' which has a
summary of the top three finishers in each category. It appears after
running the ranking macro <Ctrl><Shift><R>. This is a useful form for
the awards ceremony.
The tab labeled 'Detail' contains some statistical
information about your competition which you might find useful. The
national committee uses this information in analyzing the effectiveness of