Edwin L. Aguirre
For the first time, UMass Lowell will host the Massachusetts Regional Science Bowl, to be held on the North Campus on Feb. 27 (snow date is Feb. 28).
Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science, the academic competition is open to high-school students from Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont. (Teams from other New England states are eligible to apply if they are unable to enter a regional tournament in their own area.)
To date, high-school teams from Braintree, Natick, Chelsea, North Andover, Hamilton, Roxbury, Boston, Lexington, Bedford, North Andover, Chelmsford, Westford and Lowell have signed up for the event.
“Science Bowl will provide students a chance to test their knowledge in all major areas of science and mathematics as well as receive information about various career opportunities in engineering and the sciences,” says College of Engineering Dean John Ting. Volunteers and members of the faculty and staff will be on hand to give information about the University’s academic programs and offer tours of various department facilities and research centers.
“Jeopardy”-style elimination rounds will be held in classrooms at Kitson Hall throughout the day, with the final round taking place at Ball Hall. The four players on each team will try to outscore their opponents in the areas of astronomy, biology, chemistry, earth science, general science, mathematics and physics.
The deadline to enter the contest is Feb. 8. For more information or to register, visit www.uml.edu/sciencebowl or contact Betti_Fortin@uml.edu; phone: 978-934-2573; fax: 978-934-3007.
The winning team from each regional tournament is eligible to participate at the National Science Bowl Finals, to be held April 29 to May 4 in Washington, D.C.