Several area high schools will take part in the regional competition of the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science’s National Science Bowl Saturday, Feb. 16, at the Huron Event Center.
Schools taking part will include Huron High School, Sunshine Bible Academy near Miller, Sioux Falls, Watertown, Aberdeen, Brandon, Parker and Mellette.
The Office of Science began this competition to interest today’s youth in pursuing careers in science and math and to raise new student awareness of the competition and interest in science.
The winner of the regional competition will receive an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C., to compete in the Office of Science’s National Science Bowl in late April, and the winner of the national competition will win prizes for the team members and their schools.
Continuing through March 9, thousands of middle- and high-school students will compete in 120 regional competitions all across the country as well as Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.
Since its inception, more than 225,000 students have participated in what has become one of the nation’s largest science competitions. This year, about 9,500 high school students and 4,500 middle school students are expected to compete.
In the regional competitions, teams of four students each will be faced with tough mathematical problems and tested on their knowledge of a vast number of areas including astronomy, biology, Earth science and physics.
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