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
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
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
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."
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