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21st Annual Department of Energy National Science Bowl April 30-May 2

110 High School and Middle School Teams from Across the U.S. to Compete for the National Championships in Washington D.C.


U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Steven Chu announced today that on April 30 through May 2 the DOE will host 69 high school and 41 middle school teams to compete for championship titles at the 21st annual National Science Bowl competition in Washington, D.C. The 110 regional championship teams – from 44 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands – will be quizzed on various science topics including biology, chemistry, earth science, physics, astronomy, and energy, as well as math.

“The U.S. needs the best and the brightest scientists and engineers to help solve many of our nation’s greatest challenges,” said Secretary Chu. “The National Science Bowl engages students in a fun and rewarding competition, and encourages them to direct their talents toward careers in science, mathematics, and technology.”

The middle school question and answer competition begins on Saturday, April 30th at the National 4-H Conference Center in Chevy Chase, MD, while high school students participate in hands-on science experiments, seminars and lectures. The high school question and answer competition will begin on Sunday, May 1st. On Sunday the middle school teams will be at the Bethesda Chevy Chase High School in Bethesda, MD racing model hydrogen fuel cell cars that they have designed and built.

High school and middle school championship rounds will be held Monday, May 2 in the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C. Secretary Chu will make remarks and present awards at the ceremony to follow.

The high school championship team will win a two-week trip to the International Science School in Sydney, Australia. The winner of the high school Civility Award for sportsmanlike conduct will travel to Alaska for a nine-day scientific/outdoor excursion. Additional prizes include $500-$1000 awards toward schools’ science departments, scholarships, trophies, plaques, electronic book readers and gift certificates.

The Department of Energy’s National Science Bowl is the nation’s largest academic competition of its kind. More than 14,000 students from 1800 schools participated in regional science bowl competitions this year. DOE supports mathematics and science education to help provide a technically trained and diverse workforce for the nation.

Before the competition begins, the media may make arrangements to interview the teams in Washington, D.C. or to receive photographs of the teams during the competition by calling the DOE press office at (202) 586-4940. During the competition, media may call the DOE Science Bowl press office at (301) 961-2854.

The list of the middle school and high school teams follows. For biographical information on the teams, to watch the webcast of the national championships and for additional information about the National Science Bowl visit http://science.energy.gov/nsb/media.

2011 DOE National Science Bowl Regional Champions

Alabama

Auburn

Auburn Middle School Science Organization

Huntsville

Virgil I. Grissom High School

Arkansas

Little Rock

LISA’s Academy (Middle School)

Little Rock Central High School

Arizona

Phoenix

Desert Vista High School

Scottsdale

BASIS Scottsdale (Middle School)

California

Albany

Albany High School

Arcadia

Arcadia High School

Cupertino

Homestead High School

Fremont

Hopkins Junior High School

Mission San Jose High School

Fresno

Edison Computech 7-8 Middle School

Goleta

Dos Pueblos High School

Los Angeles

Los Angeles Center for Enriched Studies (Middle School)

Modesto

Enochs High School

North Hollywood

North Hollywood High School

Redding

Enterprise High School

San Ramon

Gale Ranch Middle School

San Diego

The Preuss School (Middle School)

La Jolla

La Jolla High School

Sacramento

Mira Loma High School

Colorado

Fort Collins

Ridgeview Classical Schools

Golden

Fairview High School

District of Columbia

Washington

St. Peter Middle School

Woodrow Wilson High School

Florida

Plantation

American Heritage School (High School)

Rockledge

McNair Magnet Middle School

Tallahassee

Maclay School (High School)

Georgia

Marietta

Walton High School

Hawaii

Kahului

Maui High School

Iowa

Ames

Ames High School

Cedar Rapids

Home Schools of Eastern Iowa (Middle Schools)

Idaho

Challis

Challis High School

Coeur d’Alene

Coeur d’Alene Charter Academy (High School)

Rexburg

Madison High School

Illinois

Evanston

Evanston Township High School

Frankfort

St. Kevin’s Church (Middle School)

Lincolnshire

Daniel Wright Middle School

Naperville

Naperville North High School

Indiana

Indianapolis

Sycamore School (Middle School)

Terre Haute

Terre Haute South Vigo High School

Kansas

Stilwell

Blue Valley High School

Kentucky

Bowling Green

The Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science (High School)

Paducah

Paducah Middle School

Louisiana

Baton Rouge

Baton Rouge Magnet High School

Massachusettes

Lexington

Lexington High School

Maryland

Silver Spring

Takoma Park Middle School

Montgomery Blair High School

Michigan

Detroit

Brewer Academy (Middle School)

Minnesota

Hopkins

Blake Middle School

Plymouth

Wayzata High School

Missouri

Kansas City

Barstow High School

Mississippi

Columbus

Mississippi School for Math and Science (High School)

Flowood

Northwest Rankin Middle School

Montana

Columbus

Columbus Middle School

Helena

Helena High School

North Dakota

Grand Forks

Red River High School

North Carolina

Durham

North Carolina School for Science and Mathematics (High School)

Nebraska

Lincoln

Lux Middle School

Lincoln East High School

Omaha

Creighton Preparatory School (High School)

New Hampshire

Merrimack

Academy for Science and Design (Middle School)

Exeter

Phillips Exeter Academy (High School)

New Jersey

Mercerville

Thomas Grover Middle School

Lincroft

High Technology High School

New Mexico

Albuquerque

Albuquerque Academy (Middle School)

Las Cruces

Las Cruces High School

Los Alamos

Los Alamos High School

Nevada

Henderson

Coronado High School

Las Vegas

Hyde Park Middle School

New York

Buffalo

Kaleidoscope Competitions (High School)

Clarence

Clarence Middle School

Delmar

Bethlehem Central High School

Great Neck

Great Neck South High School

Johnstown

Fulton Montgomery College STEP (High School)

Niskayuna

Van Antwerp Middle School

New York

Hunter College High School

Rochester

Nathaniel Rochester Community School (Middle School)

Scarsdale

Scarsdale Senior High School

Stony Brook

Robert Cushman Murphy Junior High School

Ohio

Centerville

Centerville High School

Oklahoma

Oologah

Oologah Middle School

Edmond

Edmond Memorial High School

Oregon

Portland

Sunset High School



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