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February 19, 2013 > Regional National Science Bowl competition

Regional National Science Bowl competition

Submitted By Energy DepartmentÕs Office of Science

The Office of Science at the Department of Energy began the National Science Bowl competition, now in its 23rd year, to encourage students in the challenging but essential subjects of science and mathematics, to excel and ultimately pursue careers in those fields.

In our area, the regional portion leading up to national competition will be taking place on Saturday, February 23, 9:15 a.m. at Sandia National Laboratories, Las Positas College in Livermore. The winning school at the regional level will receive a fully paid trip to Washington, D.C. to compete in the Office of ScienceÕs National Science Bowl scheduled during April 25-29 and the winner of the national competition will win prizes for the team members and their schools.

Since the competitionÕs inception, more than 225,000 students have participated in what has become one of the nationÕs largest science competitions. This year, about 9,500 more high school students and 4,500 middle school students are expected to participate, many of whom will likely go on to become scientists and teachers, engineers and leaders.

Schools competing from our area include:

Chadbourne Elementary School, Fremont
Challenger School of Ardenwood, Newark
Chinese Christian Schools, San Leandro
Gomes Elementary School, Fremont
Hopkins Junior High, Fremont
Purple Lotus School, Union City
Stratford School, Fremont

In regional competitions, teams of four students each will be asked to solve tough mathematical problems and tested on their knowledge in a number of disciplines including astronomy, biology, Earth science and physics. Students will compete in a battle of wits, and that wonÕt be easy.

At the National Finals in Washington, D.C., finalists will be tested with more difficult questions, as well as a car race (middle school) and a science challenge (high school). Only one middle and high school team apiece can win the Finals prize. But every student who competes will leave with a invaluable experience. Science Bowl preparation and competition instills discipline and the gratification of a group effort toward a common goal. Competitors carry these habits of success throughout their livesÉ and thatÕs what the Science Bowl is really all about!

So let the battle of wits begin!

The DepartmentÕs Office of Science is the single largest supporter of basic research in the physical sciences in the United States and is working to address some of the most pressing challenges of our time. For more information please visit

For more information about the National Science Bowl, please go to

Regional Competition: Department of EnergyÕs National Science Bowl
Saturday, Feb 23
9:15 a.m. Ð 3:30 p.m.
Sandia National Laboratories
Las Positas College; Bldg. 1700 Student Center
3000 Campus Hill Drive, Livermore
For info visit:
Event is free and open to the public

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