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Media Advisory

Number: 03-07
Released: January 27, 2003
Contact: Diane Greenberg, 631 344-2347 or Mona S. Rowe, 631 344-5056

Science Bowl at Brookhaven Lab, Feb. 1

EVENT: One hundred students representing 20 high schools from Long Island, New York City and upstate New York will participate in a regional Science Bowl competition, a fast-paced question-and-answer tournament designed to test their knowledge in biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics, astronomy, earth science and general science. Media representatives are invited to attend.

WHEN: Saturday, February 1, from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

WHERE: Berkner Hall, Brookhaven National Laboratory. The Lab is located on William Floyd Parkway (County Road 46), one-and-a-half miles north of Exit 68 of the Long Island Expressway.

DETAILS: The Regional Science Bowl at Brookhaven Lab, along with 65 others around the country, is part of the National Science Bowl® competition coordinated by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science. Since its inception in 1991, more than 80,000 high school students have participated in this “Jeopardy”-style contest, and about 13,000 students are expected to join the competition this year. The National Science Bowl® encourages students to excel in science and math and to pursue careers in those fields.

Similar to a sporting event, the competition is set up in a round-robin format followed by a double-elimination final tournament. Three teams, with four students plus one alternate in each team, will emerge as winners by answering the most questions correctly. All the winning teams will receive a trophy, and each winning member will receive a medal. The first-place winner will receive $500, second-place, $300; and third-place, $200. The first-place team will get a chance to participate in the National Science Bowl®, which will be held in Chevy Chase, Maryland, on May 1-5, 2003.

List of participating schools (PDF).

All visitors to the Laboratory age 16 and over must bring a photo ID. Media representatives who plan to attend the event should notify Diane Greenberg, 631 344-2347.