February 19, 2014
The National Science Bowl® was created by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) in 1991 to encourage students to excel in mathematics and science and to pursue careers in these fields. More than 225,000 students have participated in the National Science Bowl throughout its 23-year history. It is the nation's largest science competition and just one of the many educational opportunities offered to Long Island students by the Lab.
Recently, Ward Melville High School, East Setauket, NY, won the Brookhaven National Laboratory/Long Island Regional High School Science Bowl. Competing against 20 teams from across the region, Ward Melville came from behind to beat Great Neck South High School to win the competition. Commack High School took third place, and Farmingdale High School was the fourth-place division winner.
"The National Science Bowl challenges students to excel and heightens their interest in fields vital to America's continued scientific advancement," Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz said. "Congratulations to these students for advancing to the National Finals. I wish them the best of luck in the competition."
The competition brings together thousands of middle and high school students from across the country to compete in regional tournaments where questions in a range of disciplines including biology, chemistry, earth science, physics, astronomy, and math are asked in a fast-paced quiz-show format. The tournaments, which typically host 15 to 50 teams, are sponsored by federal agencies, national laboratories, educational institutions, and nonprofit organizations. The winning teams will be awarded an all-expenses-paid trip to the National Finals in Washington, D.C., scheduled for April 24-28.
2014-4661 | INT/EXT | Media & Communications Office
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