January 20, 2006  

DOE Science Bowl at SLAC on Saturday, February 11

By Melinda Lee

The DOE Regional Science Bowl comes to SLAC on Saturday, February 11. For the second consecutive year, brilliant future scientists from around the Bay Area will flex their scientific brawn in hopes of winning first prize and a trip to the National competition in Washington, D.C.

Resembling a quiz show, the Science Bowl is an academic competition that tests studentsí knowledge of mathematics and science. Student team competitions take place in the morning, followed by afternoon elimination rounds and an awards ceremony. Nobel Prize winner Martin Perl (EE) has graciously agreed to be on hand to present the winners with their trophies.  Tours of SLAC are also on the agenda.

This competition is the perfect opportunity to encourage young peopleís interest in scienceónot only is it rewarding but itís a lot of fun, too!

Volunteers Needed

Last yearís Science Bowl was a resounding success thanks to the many SLAC volunteers. There are several ways you can get involved:  registering the teams, escorting the students or serving as Moderators, Timekeepers, Scorekeepers and Judges. Volunteer training sessions will be provided.

To join us for this yearís Science Bowl, please contact Melinda Lee (Ext. 8547, mtlee@slac.stanford.edu).

For more information, see: http://www2.slac.stanford.edu/scibowl/volunteerinfo.html

(Photo by Diana Rogers)

The Stanford Linear Accelerator Center is managed by Stanford University for the US Department of Energy

Last update Friday January 27, 2006 by TIP