STUDENT CONTEST RULES
Contest opens at 8 a.m.
Monday, March 20
Win up to two front-row tickets to see Bill Nye, a mechanical engineer known as the Science Guy, in honor of the Jonsson School’s 30th anniversary.
Starting at 8 a.m. on Monday, March 20, a link to questions about the Jonsson School: our history, students, faculty, facilities – and a couple of related puzzles – will be posted on Jonsson School Facebook and Instagram accounts for three days. For each question, the first correct answer we receive is worth four (4) points, second is worth two (2) points and third gets one (1) point. These point values will be doubled for select questions as indicated when they are posted on social media. Whoever earns the most points over the three-day period will win up to two tickets to see Bill Nye on Friday, March 24.
Not familiar with Jonsson School history? Well now is the time to learn. Most of the answers are available on Jonsson School, UT Dallas or Google webpages, so enterprising students can review or bookmark informative pages in advance.
There will be a total of 30 questions, so 30 separate opportunities to earn points ! Questions, or a puzzle, will be posted at the top of each hour from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, March 20 – Wednesday, March 22. On Facebook, there will be separate posts with a link for each question. On Instagram, there will be one contest image posted per day, with links to the question posted in the comments section every hour.
In order to win, you must be a verifiable student enrolled in an engineering or computer science major or graduate degree program. The last question will post at 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 22. No points will be awarded to any submission received after 8 p.m. on Wednesday, March 22.
Student winners will be notified on the morning of Thursday, March 23.
First Place: two (2) tickets for entry to see Bill Nye and a Jonsson School swag pack.
Second place: one (1) ticket for entry to see Bill Nye and a Jonsson School swag pack.
Third place: one (1) ticket for entry to see Bill Nye.
In the event of a two-way tie at the first place level, both winners will receive two (2) tickets for entry to see Bill Nye and a Jonsson School swag pack, and second and third places will be eliminated.
In the event of a two-way tie at the second place level, both winners will receive one (1) ticket for entry to see Bill Nye and a Jonsson School swag pack, and third place will be eliminated.
In the event of a tie at the third place level, one winner will be chosen at random to receive one (1) ticket for entry to see Bill Nye.
In the event of a tie between more than two individuals at any level, winners will be chosen at random.
Bill Nye’s lecture and question-and-answer session starts at 7:30 p.m., Friday, March 24, in the ATEC Lecture Hall. Ticket winners must be seated by 7:15 p.m. In addition to the Jonsson School, An Evening with Bill Nye is co-sponsored by the Eugene McDermott Library, the School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, the Naveen Jindal School of Management and the Student Union & Activities Advisory Board, or SUAAB.
Questions? Please email firstname.lastname@example.org.