Fairmont State and NETL to hold Regional Science Bowl

Monday, November 27, 2017

The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) in Morgantown and Fairmont State University will hold the annual Science Bowl – a math and science tournament style competition - at FSU’s Engineering Technology Building on Friday, Dec. 8.

Competition in the double elimination tournament will begin at 8:30 a.m.

All RESA 7 & 8 counties are invited to participate in the event. Sixteen teams of high school students representing four RESA 7 counties will test their knowledge of science and vie for a spot to compete in the 2017 WV Science Bowl Regional competition Feb. 3-4, 2018, on the campus of West Virginia University. First, second and third place winners of each RESA will advance to the 2017 WVSB Regional Competition. Winners of the regional competition will go on to compete at the National Science Bowl in Washington, D.C.

The following RESA 7 and 8 schools will be competing in the event: Bridgeport, Clay-Battelle, East Fairmont, Elkins, Lewis County, Liberty, Morgantown, Notre Dame, South Harrison, and Martinsburg.

The regional and national events encourage student involvement in math and science, improve awareness of career options in science and technology and provide an avenue of enrichment, reward and recognition for academic science achievement.

Science Bowl is a fast-paced, verbal competition where students answer questions at random from the following subject areas: astronomy, biology, physics, chemistry, mathematics, as well as earth and general sciences. Teams range from those that practice rigorously for this year's event to those fine-tuning their skills for next year. Science Bowl is a proven tool that encourages high school students to excel in math and science and to pursue careers in those fields. By raising the visibility of academic achievement in the sciences, the program has been successful in placing these young people on a par with their peers who excel in athletics.