The West Virginia Science Bowl (WVSB) Regional Coordinating Committee is excited to announce the opening of the 2017 National Science Bowl, and wants your High School and Middle Schools’ science and math students to participate! The National Science Bowl is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy and features a tournament-style academic competition challenging students in the fields of science and mathematics.
The National Energy Technology Laboratory and West Virginia University are once again proud to host the West Virginia Science Bowl Regional on Friday, February 3 and Saturday, February 4, 2016 at the Mountainlair on WVU’s main campus in Morgantown, WV. The 2017 field will include 24 High School teams and 16 Middle School teams. Last year’s event brought more than 200 student participants onto the WVU campus and included activities such as a SuGO robotics tournament, a Minecraft LAN party, a college information fair, a planetarium show and robotics demonstration and a dinner reception for High School students hosted by WVU.
Teams consist of four student competitors, one student alternate, and one or more coaches (usually a science or math teacher). Participation rules, sample questions, and general information may be found at the National Science Bowl website (http://science.energy.gov/wdts/nsb/). The winner of the WVSB Regional will receive a 5-day (April 27- May 1, 2017) expenses paid trip to Washington, D.C. to represent West Virginia in the National Science Bowl competition held at the National 4-H Center in Chevy Chase, Maryland. The WVSB winning team will also take possession of the traveling trophy for one year, a banner for their school, and other individual prizes.
HIGH SCHOOL: Please contact your RESA coordinator to express interest in participating. Visit (http://wvsciencebowl.org/) for details.
MIDDLE SCHOOL: To participate in the WVSB, teams must register here: http://science.energy.gov/wdts/nsb/regional-competitions/middle-school-regionals/wv_west-virginia-regional-middle-school-science-bowl/ Teams will be accepted on a first-registered basis.
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