More than 65 teams from middle schools and high schools across the San Antonio area will compete in the Regional Science Bowl at Jay High School Feb. 17 and 18.
Middle school rounds begin Friday evening and high school rounds begin Saturday morning. Double elimination rounds are Saturday afternoon with the finals estimated to start at 4:30 p.m. The finals are “Team Jeopardy” format – each team of four students will have buzzers to ring in with their answers.
The top high school and the top middle school teams at the Regional level will advance to compete in Washington D.C. April 27 - May 1, all expenses paid.
Northside schools participating this year are: Brandeis, Clark, Communications Arts, Health Careers, Jay Science and Engineering Academy, and O’Connor high schools and Folks, Hector Garcia, Jones, Ross, Rudder, Vale, and Zachry middle schools.
Each school can field up to three teams of five members- four team members compete at a time plus an alternate.
Last year a team from Brandeis High School advanced to the national competition.
The Regional Science Bowl is hosted by NISD Middle and High School Science departments with title sponsor Booz Allen Hamilton. Other sponsors include Lackland AFB Cryptologic & Cyber Systems Division, and MITRE Corporation. It is the only competition sanctioned by a federal agency, the US Department of Energy.
More information is available at http://science.energy.gov/wdts/nsb/.