Louisiana's top science and mathematics students from high schools
across the state will participate in the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Louisiana
Regional Science Bowl on March 3, 2012, at
the University of New Orleans. The regional competition precedes the National
Science Bowl held at the National 4-H Center in Chevy Chase, Maryland,
26 - April 30, 2012.
The state level science bowl, as with the national one, are
academic competitions between teams of students who answer questions on topics such as
biology, chemistry, physics, energy, earth and space science and mathematics. The
teams are comprised of four students, one alternate, and a teacher who serves as an
advisor and coach.
Updated information about the National Science Bowl can be
accessed on the DOE Office of Energy Research site on the World Wide Web; the URL address
Hosted locally by the DOE's Strategic Petroleum Reserve, the LA Regional
competition is supported by local businesses and organizations. The winning team
receives an all expense paid trip to the National Science Bowl to represent the state of Louisiana
in the national competition.
The competition is operated by volunteers from the U.S.
Department of Energy's Strategic Petroleum Reserve,
DM Petroleum Operations Company, Deltha Critique Joint Venture, and many other government agencies and
contractors. Volunteers are being
solicited to assist as a
timekeeper, scorekeeper, moderator, rules judge, and science judge.