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February 18, 2014 > Local teams entered in National Science Bowl competition

Local teams entered in National Science Bowl competition

Submitted By Dirk Fillpot

The National Science Bowl 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. More than 225,000 students have participated in the annual event.

On Saturday, February 22, local teams from various middle/elementary schools will compete at the regional level of this competition. The day-long event will take place on Saturday, February 22 at Las Positas College in Livermore.

The National Science Bowl for Middle School Students was started in 2002 and includes two types of competitions Ñ an academic math and science competition and a model car race. The car race provides the students with a Òhands-onÓ science and engineering experience where the teams design, build, and race their model cars.

Local schools competing in the regional competition are:

Hopkins Junior High, Fremont
Horner Jr. High, Fremont
John Gomes Elementary School, Fremont
Mission San Jose Elementary, Fremont
Stratford Middle School, Fremont
Thornton Junior High, Fremont
Chinese Christian Schools, San Leandro

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 24-28 and the winner of the national competition will win prizes for the team members and their schools.

Regional Middle School Science Bowl competition
Saturday, Feb 22
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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