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March 4, 2014 > Fremont team wins regional National Science Bowl

Fremont team wins regional National Science Bowl

Submitted By Dirk Fillpot

U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz today announced that a team of students from Hopkins Junior High School in Fremont was among 24 teams of middle and high school students who won their regional competitions for the 2014 National Science Bowl, and are advancing to the National Finals in Washington, D.C., in April.

ÒThe National Science Bowl challenges students to excel and heightens their interest in fields vital to AmericaÕs continued scientific advancement,Ó Energy Secretary Moniz said. ÒCongratulations to these students for advancing to the National Finals. I wish them the best of luck in the competition.Ó

The National Science Bowl brings together thousands of middle and high school students from across the country to compete in a fast-paced question-and-answer format where they solve technical problems and answer questions on a range of science disciplines including biology, chemistry, Earth and space science, physics and math.

A series of regional middle school and high school tournaments are being held across the country from January through March. Winners will advance to the National Science Bowl held from April 24-28 in Washington, D.C., for the final middle school and high school competitions.

The top 16 high school teams and the top eight middle school teams in the National Finals will win $1,000 for their schoolsÕ science departments. Prizes for the top two high school teams for the 2014 National Science Bowl will be announced at a later date.

More than 225,000 students have participated in the National Science Bowl since it was established in 1991, and it is one of the nationÕs largest science competitions. Approximately 14,000 students competed in the National Science Bowl last year and more are expected to participate this year.

The Department of EnergyÕs Office of Science manages the National Science Bowl Finals competition. More information is available on the National Science Bowl website: http://www.science.energy.gov/wdts/nsb/.

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