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Sunday, March 8, 2015

Colorado High School Students Fight for Top Spot in Battle of the Brains

From NREL:

Colorado High School Students Fight for Top Spot in Battle of the Brains

Colorado High School Science Bowl Rescheduled to March 7 at NREL

Thursday, March 05, 2015

On March 7, Colorado high school students will rack their brains to quickly find answers to rapid-fire questions at the 25th Colorado High School Science Bowl. Competition rounds begin at 9 a.m. and will last until 12:30 p.m., at the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), 15013 Denver West Parkway, Golden, CO. 
Teams from around the state will face off as scientists and volunteers from the Energy Department's Golden Service Center and NREL quiz them with college level science and math questions. 
The winning team advances to Energy Department's National Science Bowl® in Washington, D.C., April 30-May 4, where more than 400 students from 70 high schools will compete for the national title. Questions cover physics, mathematics, biology, chemistry, Earth and space science, energy, and general sciences, with tournament rounds lasting only 16 minutes.. Each team is made up of four students, one alternate and a coach.
"The Science Bowl is the nation's premier science and math competition for high school students, and all those who participate are among our nation's best and brightest," Energy Department Golden Service Center Manager Tim Meeks said. "We support this competition so they can demonstrate their skills and inspire young people across the country to become the scientists and engineers we need to keep our nation competitive in the global economy."
The Energy Department began the science bowl tradition in 1991 as a way to encourage high school students to explore math and science in a fun academic competition. The Department's Golden Service Center is one of the major sponsors of this year's Colorado High School Science Bowl.
Media interested in covering this event must be U.S. citizens and must RSVP to NREL's Heather Lammers by 3 p.m. on Friday, March 6, for site access.
This year's Colorado High School Science Bowl teams include: 
  • Arapahoe High School (Centennial)
  • Cherry Creek High School (Greenwood Village)
  • Dakota Ridge High School (Littleton)
  • Douglas County High School (Castle Rock)
  • Fairview High School ( Boulder)
  • Fort Collins High School (Fort Collins)
  • Jefferson Academy (Broomfield)
  • Lakewood High School (Lakewood)
  • Liberty Common High School (Fort Collins)
  • Peak to Peak Charter School (Lafayette)
  • Poudre High School (Fort Collins)
  • Ralston Valley Senior High School (Arvada)
  • Rangeview High School (Aurora)
  • Ridgeview Classical Charter Schools (Fort Collins)
  • Standley Lake High School (Westminster)
  • Valor Christian High School (Highlands Ranch)
Sponsors for the event are the Energy Department's Golden Service Center; NREL; the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC; Jefferson County Public Schools; Dakota Ridge High School; and the Energy Department's Office of Science. 
NREL is the U.S. Department of Energy's primary national laboratory for renewable energy and energy efficiency research and development. NREL is operated for the Energy Department by The Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC.

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