From: Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Posted: Thursday, January 19, 2017
WHAT: The National Science Bowl, Jet Propulsion Laboratory Regional Competition, will take place on Saturday, Jan. 28, at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. This is the 25th year that JPL has hosted the Science Bowl.
In a fast-paced, game-show format, students buzz in to score points on questions at the college freshman level. No calculators or notes are allowed. Questions cover various topics in Earth and space sciences, including astronomy, biology, chemistry, physics and math. Four students, one alternate and a coach are on each team. The winning team will compete in the National Science Bowl finals in Washington, which will be held April 27 through May 1.
In 1991, the U.S. Department of Energy created the National Science Bowl to encourage students to pursue careers in science and math. Each year, the competition attracts about 20,000 middle- and high-school students across the country.
WHO: Student teams from 24 high schools (full list of schools on next page).
WHEN: Saturday, Jan. 28, from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Final matches begin at about 3:30 p.m., with awards handed out starting at about 4 p.m.
WHERE: JPL's von Karman Auditorium, 4800 Oak Grove Drive, Pasadena, California 91109. JPL is located off the Berkshire/Oak Grove Drive exit of the 210 (Foothill) Freeway. Visitor parking is to the left (west) of the JPL main guard gate, across the street from the JPL Visitor Center.
Reporters who would like to cover the event at JPL must arrange access in advance by contacting Andrew Good in the JPL Media Relations Office by 3 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 23, at 818-393-2433 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
More information about the National Science Bowl is at:
Schools Competing in the 2017 Science Bowl
Arcadia High School, Arcadia
Calabasas High School, Calabasas
Clark Magnet High School, Glendale
Crescenta Valley High School, La Crescenta
Culver City High School, Culver City
Dos Pueblos High School, Goleta
Fairmont Preparatory Academy, Anaheim
Hoover High School, Glendale
John Marshall Fundamental, Pasadena
La Cañada High School, La Cañada Flintridge
Maranatha High School, Pasadena
Mark Keppel High School, Alhambra
Northwood High School, Irvine
Palos Verdes High School, Palos Verdes Estates
Palos Verdes Peninsula High School, Rolling Hills Estates
Pioneer High School, Whittier
Rowland High School, Rowland Heights
Santa Monica High School, Santa Monica
South Hills High School, West Covina
Troy High School, Fullerton
University High School, Irvine
West Ranch High School, Stevenson Ranch
Woodbridge High School, Irvine
Xavier College Prep, Palm Desert
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