Dear ARML Team,

This email contains a lot of information about the travel logistics for our trip to ARML in Reno on Friday and Saturday. Please read it carefully, and let us know if you have any questions.


Please read through the following itinerary for a detailed schedule, including bus pickups, travel schedule, details about our time in Reno. We will send out an updated version in a couple days with additional information. Note that some of this information is based on last year’s ARML program – there may be some minor adjustments when this year’s ARML program becomes available.

2024 ARML Itinerary

The University of Nevada Reno’s College of Engineering is hosting an activity on Friday night. This activity is optional, and pre-registration is required to participate. Go to to register.

Join UNR College of Engineering students to build Tall Towers. Participants will have to design and build a tower with given supplies, a limited “budget,” and in a time limit. Please register by May 30 in order to participate.

Based on the information that we have available, we have assigned students to bus pickup locations. Please see the end of this email for an updated roster and find your assigned pickup location. If you’d like to board the bus at a different pickup location, please reply to this email and let us know. We will try to accommodate such requests within the constraints of capacity limits for our two buses.

Alternate Transportation

A number of you have asked about traveling independently with parents to ARML. In order to maintain supervision during the trip, we require that any student traveling independently to be dropped off and picked up at UNR at designated times. We anticipate these time intervals to be approximately a 1:30pm dropoff on Friday and a 3pm pickup on Saturday, and we’ll send an update soon with more detailed instructions.

If we’ve already recorded your intention to travel independently, your travel in the table below should be listed as “parent”. If you’re assigned to the bus but plan to travel with parents, please reply to this email and let us know, so that we’re not looking for you when loading the buses.

Student Phone Numbers

To make communication more efficient, we are collecting student cell phone numbers for this trip. Please use the form below to report your cell phone number. Note that this should be the number of a cell phone that you’ll be carrying with you on the trip. If you will not have a cell phone on the trip, please indicate that on the form.

Student Cell Phone Number Form

Permission Forms

Permission forms were recently sent via HelloSign to all parents using the parent email address that was submitted in the Information Sheet last month. Please complete the paperwork as soon as possible. No student may attend ARML without a completed permission form.

Optional Homework

We have posted two individual rounds on ContestDojo as optional practice material. If you’d like to partake, you may complete those individual rounds at any time on ContestDojo. Solutions can be found in the same place as materials from practice: 2024 Bay Area Practice Materials.

As always, if you have any questions, please let us know!

–Moor and the rest of the SFBA/NorCal coaching staff

Travel Roster

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