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January 21, 2014 > Regional competition of National Science Bowl

Regional competition of National Science Bowl

Submitted By Dirk Fillpot

The 2014 National Science Bowl is set to begin. The Office of Science began this competition to interest todayÕs youth in pursuing careers in science and math. Now in its 24th year, the event, which is sponsored by the Department of Energy (DOE) and managed by DOEÕs Office of Science, is designed to encourage the development of our nationÕs future leaders in science and technology and train the next generation of scientists and engineers for DOE. More than 225,000 students have participated in the annual event since it was created in 1991.

On January 25, teams from various local high school students will compete at the regional level. The day-long event will take place on Saturday, January 25 at Las Positas College in Livermore.

Local high schools competing in the regional competition are:

American High school, Fremont
Irvington High School, Fremont
James Logan High School, Union City
John F Kennedy High School, Fremont
Leadership Public Schools (LPS), Hayward
Milpitas High School, Milpitas
Mission San Jose High School, Fremont
Mount Eden High School, Hayward

The winner of the regional competition will receive an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington, D.C. to compete in the Office of ScienceÕs National Science Bowl scheduled for April 24 Ð 28, and the winner of the national competition will win prizes for the team members and their schools.

During the competitions, teams of four students face off against one another in a fast-paced, question and answer format. TheyÕll be challenged to solve mathematical problems and tested on their knowledge of a wide range of disciplines including astronomy, biology, earth science and physics.

Regional Science Bowl competition
Saturday, Jan 25
9 a.m. Ð 4 p.m.
Sandia National Laboratories
Las Positas College; Bldg. 1700 Student Center
3000 Campus Hill Drive, Livermore

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