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DOE National Science Bowl Kicks off Saturday, April 30

April 28, 2011 - 12:00am

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - 110 regional high school and middle school championship teams from 44 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands will compete in the 21st annual U.S. Department of Energy National Science Bowl final competition in Washington D.C. April 30th through May 2nd. The students will be quizzed on all science disciplines, including biology, chemistry, earth science, physics and astronomy, as well as math, and they will also compete in hands-on events.

The middle school question-and-answer portion of the competition will begin Saturday, April 30th followed by a hydrogen fuel cell model car race on Sunday, May 1st. High school teams will solve hands-on science problems and attend science seminars on Saturday and have their question-and-answer portion of the competition on Sunday. Championship rounds will be held on Monday, May 2nd.

NOTE: All science bowl events are open to the press. Broadcast quality B-roll video of the Science Bowl events, biographical information on the teams, and additional information about the National Science Bowl are available on the News Media Section of the National Science Bowl website. To arrange interviews with the teams or to receive photographs of the teams during the competition, media may call the DOE press office at 202/586-4940. During the competition, media may call the DOE National Science Bowl press room at 301/961-2854.

 

NATIONAL SCIENCE BOWL SCHEDULE FOR MEDIA

 

Saturday, April 30
WHERE:   All Saturday's events will be at the National 4-H Conference Center

7100 Connecticut Avenue

Chevy Chase, MD

     
Plenary Speaker, Science Day Seminars
WHO:   Dr. Njema Frazier - Physicist, National Nuclear Security Administration

"What Do Physicists Do?"

WHEN:   9:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
     
Middle School Academic Competition Begins with Round Robin Matches
WHO:   41 Regional Champion Teams
WHEN:   9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
     
Middle School Competition Double Elimination Matches
WHO:   8 teams Advancing from Round Robin
WHEN:   3:45 p.m. - 8:15 p.m.
     
High School Division Team Challenge Competitions
WHO:   69 teams solve hands-on science problems
WHEN:   3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
     
SUNDAY, MAY 1
     
High School Academic Competition Begins with Round Robin Matches
WHO:   69 Regional Champion Teams
WHEN:   10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
WHERE:   National 4-H Youth Conference Center
     
Middle School Hydrogen Fuel Cell Model Car Challenge
WHO:   41 teams will race hydrogen fuel cell model cars they have designed and built.
WHEN:   1:00 p.m.-4:20 p.m.
WHERE:   Bethesda Chevy Chase High School

4301 East West Highway

Bethesda, MD

     
High School Double-Elimination Matches
WHO:   16 teams Advancing from Round Robin
WHEN:   6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
WHERE:   National 4-H Youth Conference Center
     
MONDAY, MAY 2
     
Championship Rounds and Awards Ceremony with Energy Secretary Steven Chu

(Live Webcast on the National Science Bowl website

)
WHEN:   9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Middle School and High School Championship Matches, Remarks by Energy Secretary Chu and Awards Ceremony
WHERE:   National Building Museum

401 F Street, NW

Washington, D.C.

Media contact(s):

National Science Bowl Press Room, (301) 961-2854

DOE Public Affairs, (202) 586-4940

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