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NEWS FROM WESTERN AREA POWER ADMINISTRATION

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Feb. 21, 2013
Contact: Anita Wiley, 916-353-4558, wiley@wapa.gov

2013 SACRAMENTO REGIONAL SCIENCE BOWL SET FOR MARCH 2

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Saturday March 2, 27 teams from 15 schools from the greater Sacramento and surrounding areas will compete in the Sacramento Regional Science Bowl , at Folsom High School in Folsom, Calif. Students will test their knowledge in math and science as they vie for top honors in the regional competition. The regional winning team will receive an all expense paid trip to compete with other regional winners at the Department of Energy National Science Bowl in Washington D.C.

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. The regional and national events encourage student involvement in math and science activities, to improve awareness of career options in science and technology, and provide an avenue of enrichment and reward for academic science achievement.

The public is invited to watch the Sacramento Regional Science Bowl competition at Folsom High School. The competition begins at 9 a.m. Admission is free.

Participating schools include:

The national competition runs April 25 through April 29, 2013. The Department of Energy and its partners sponsor this event. For more details about the competition can visit the National Science Bowl website.  

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MEDIA ADVISORY:
Competition begins at 9 a.m., in a round-robin format, followed by a double-elimination tournament at 1 p.m., with the championship round to begin around 4:30 p.m. The awards ceremony will follow immediately. Interviews with competing teams and their coaches will be available throughout the day. Media representatives should check in at the registration desk in the Multipurpose Center.

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