Weekly Feature

2017-03-15 / Education

Tonawanda students win regional National Science Bowl

A team of middle school students from St. Christopher School in Tonawanda won the regional competition for the 2017 National Science Bowl.

The team will advance to compete in the NSB National Finals from April 27 to May 1, in Washington, D.C., according to the U.S. Department of Energy.

“The National Science Bowl continues to be one of the premier academic competitions across the country and prepares America’s students for future successes in some of the world’s fastest-growing fields in science, technology and engineering,” said Dr. J. Stephen Binkley, acting director of the department’s Office of Science, which sponsors the nationwide competition, now in its 27th year.

“Each year the DOE Office of Science provides this unique opportunity, and I am honored to congratulate all the competitors who are advancing to the national finals, where they will continue to showcase their talents as top students in math and science.”

According to a prepared statement, NSB brings together thousands of middle and high school students from across the country to compete in a fast-paced question and-answer format where they solve technical problems and answer questions on a range of science disciplines including biology, chemistry, Earth and space science, physics and math.

A series of 116 regional middle school and high school tournaments are being held across the country from January through March.

The top 16 high school teams and the top 16 middle school teams in the National Finals will win $1,000 for their schools’ science departments, according to the statement.

For more information, visit the NSB website at www.science.energy.gov/wdts/nsb/.

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