For the second consecutive year, Concord University will host a 12-county West Virginia Regional Science Bowl high school preliminary competition. On Saturday, November 10, Concord will host high school student teams from counties located in the former RESA 1 and 4 areas. These counties include Raleigh, Summers, Monroe, Mercer, McDowell, Wyoming, Braxton, Webster, Pocahontas, Greenbrier, Fayette, and Nicholas.

Team registrations are due October 31. Onsite check in will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on November 10 in the Concord Student Center building. The welcome ceremony and science keynote presentation begin at 1 p.m. The competition begins at 2 p.m.

The West Virginia Regional Science Bowl is affiliated with the National Science Bowl, which is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy. Science Bowl is a tournament-style academic competition which tests students’ knowledge in all areas of science and mathematics. For each RESA area, the top three winning teams in this preliminary competition may advance to state and potentially national competitions.

The keynote science talk will be given by Dr. Janine Krippner, a volcanologist and widely-known science communicator currently working at Concord University. Dr. Krippner has nearly 20,000 followers on Twitter (@janinekrippner) and is frequently interviewed by media outlets around the world. At Concord, she is part of a project with Concord’s Dr. Stephen Kuehn which seeks to revolutionize how volcanologists manage information about explosive volcanic eruptions.

For additional information or to register a team online for the competition, please see or contact Dr. Stephen Kuehn at sends e-mail) or 304-384-6322.

Originally from Sarah Pritchett for Concord University News