Armstrong to Host Georgia Science Bowl

(February 22, 2011) Armstrong Atlantic State University will host the 2011 Georgia Science Bowl on February 26, an event sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy that will attract 12 qualifying high school teams from across the state to the Armstrong campus.

Competition will take place from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. on the second floor of the Science Center on campus, 11935 Abercorn Street. The Jeopardy-style science and math competition matches teams of four students each. This is the fifth year that Armstrong hosts the Georgia Science Bowl. Faculty and students from the Armstrong departments of Chemistry and Physics, Biology and Mathematics, along with Armstrong alumni, serve as volunteers for the event.

Windsor Forest High School will represent Chatham County. The other participating schools include Appling County High School (Appling County), Frederica Academy (Glynn County), Gwinnett School of Math, Science and Technology (Gwinnett County), Mountainview High School (Gwinnett County), Parkview High School (two teams, Gwinnett County), Statesboro High School (Bulloch County), Walton High School (two teams, Cobb County), Westminster Schools (Atlanta), and Woodstock High School (Cherokee County).

The winning team from Georgia will go on to compete during the National Science Bowl in Washington, D.C. April 28 – May 2.

Regional winners receive an all-expense paid trip to compete for the national title. In addition to the academic competition, students will have the opportunity to attend presentations by well-known scientists on current topics in math and the sciences.

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) National Science Bowl is a nationwide academic competition that tests students' knowledge in all areas of science. DOE launched its National Science Bowl competition in 1991 to encourage high school students to excel in science and math and to pursue careers in those fields. The National Science Bowl's high school competition now involves approximately 9,000 students. DOE introduced the National Science Bowl's competition for middle school students in 2002. It now involves more than 4,500 students. The National Science Bowl is the only science competition in the United States sponsored by a federal agency.

For additional information on the Georgia Science Bowl, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) Armstrong instructor of physics, at 912.344.2916.