News Release

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Feb. 8, 2012
CONTACT: Tonya Spencer, 970-461-7505, tspencer@wapa.gov

2012 ROCKY MOUNTAIN REGIONAL SCIENCE BOWL POSTPONED TO FEB. 18

LOVELAND, Colo. — The 2012 Rocky Mountain Regional Science Bowl is postponed to Feb. 18 due to a winter storm Feb. 3-4. The Western Area Power Administration-hosted competition will now be held at Poudre High School in Fort Collins, Colo., beginning at 8 a.m.

Twenty-four teams of high school students from throughout Colorado and Nebraska, representing 12 schools, will test their knowledge in the fields of math and science and vie for the coveted first place price and a free trip to the National Science Bowl in Washington, D.C., April 26-30.

This is the 20th year for the event.

Ridgeview Classical Schools, winner of the 2011 Rocky Mountain Science Bowl, will be defending its title among other participating teams, including:

The public is invited to watch the competition and support the teams. Admission is free.

About Science Bowl

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.