January 21, 2005  


DOE Science Bowl Comes to SLAC

By Linda DuShane White

On Saturday, February 12, SLACís Panofsky Auditorium will be filled with talented high school students participating in the DOE Regional Science Bowl, entitled Discover Z with Science. In collaboration with DOE, we join LBNL (January 29) and Sandia/LLNL (February 5) for this regional activity.

Teams will vie to win an all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C. in May to compete for the national title. There will be about 14 teams coming from 12 local high schools.

The DOE National Science Bowl, which was founded in 1991 and approved by Congress, is a tournament-style academic competition that challenges and recognizes studentsí knowledge of science and mathematics. The fast-paced question-and-answer categories include astronomy, physics, chemistry, mathematics, current events in the scientific community, computer, earth and general sciences.

RoseAnn Pelzner (DOE) fulfilled a dream in bringing the Science Bowl to SLAC. "The kids get a wonderful experience that will last for the rest of their lives," she said. Pelzner speaks from personal experience. "In my youth I joined organizations, competed and went to national and international conventions. These were things that gave me confidence."

First Science Bowl

Your participation will assure the success of this first-time event at the Laboratory! Please join us as a SLAC Ambassador to the Community for this exciting event. Volunteers are needed to help with registration and to escort the students. Formal support for Moderator, Timekeeper and Scorekeeper includes a training session on either Thursday, February 3, at 1:30 p.m. or Thursday, February 10, at 9:30 a.m. in Panofsky Auditorium.

The Science Bowl format is like a game show. Tune in to the Saturday TV show, Quiz Kids, on Channel 26 at noon to see how a similar round-robin competition works. Volunteers will enjoy the day as much as the student teams and their coaches, assures Pelzner. "It will be an incredible day."

For more information, see: http://www.slac.stanford.edu/grp/pao/sciencebowl05.html 



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