St. Louis, Missouri - With the nation’s focus on the benefits of science and math among middle school youth, it is extremely important to provide our local St. Louis Middle school students opportunities to hone these interests with other students from our state. The annual Missouri Science Bowl is doing just that by hosting a math and science competition for middle school students March 9th at Washington University.
Students from 25 teams representing 12 schools from Missouri will test their knowledge of science and vie for first place to advance to the National Science Bowl in Washington, D.C., held April 25-29. The regional and national events encourage student involvement in math and science, improve awareness of career options in science and technology, and provide an avenue of enrichment and reward for academic science achievement.
For more information, those wishing to volunteer can visit www.moscibo.org for more information.
Crestview Middle School, winner of the 2018 Missouri Regional Middle School Science Bowl, will be defending its title against the other participating schools:
· Bayless Junior High School
· Dr. Bernard J. Dubray Middle
· Ft. Zumwalt South Middle
· Ladue Middle
· Maplewood Richmond Heights Middle School
· Robert H. Sperreng Middle
· St Gabriel The Archangel School
· The Barstow School
· Parkway West Middle
· Wood Ridge Middle School
About the National Science Bowl: The Department of Energy created the National Science Bowl in 1991 to encourage students to excel in math and science as well as pursue careers in these fields. About 265,000 students have participated in the National Science Bowl throughout its 27-year history and is one of the nation’s largest science competitions. The Department of Energy's Office of Science is the single largest supporter of basic research in the physical sciences in the United States.
Media advisory: Competition kicks off at 8:30 a.m. in a round-robin format, followed by a double-elimination tournament at 12:45 p.m. with the championship round set for about 3:45 p.m. The awards ceremony will follow immediately. Interviews with competing teams and their coaches will be available throughout the day. Media representatives are asked to check in at the registration desk by 8:15am. Alternatively, you may contact Brian DuPerrett at 314-324-4476 to make advanced arrangements.