UTRGV to host U.S. Department of Energy Regional Science Bowl

BY Letty Fernandez

On Saturday 200 students representing 24 middle schools and high schools from throughout South Texas will participate in a Regional Science Bowl competition, to be held on the UTRGV Edinburg Campus.

This is a fast-pace question-and-answer tournament designed to test knowledge in biology, chemistry, Earth science, physics, energy and math.

Although the event is not open to the general public due to space limitations, media representatives are invited to cover the event. Throughout the day, there will be opportunities to videotape and record the students in action.

The championship finals will take place at 3:45 p.m., followed by the awards ceremony at the Library Media Theater.

The UTRGV-U.S. Department of Energy Regional Science Bowl is part of the National Science Bowl® competition coordinated by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science. Since its inception in 1991, more than 275,000 high school students have participated.

UTRGV’s Regional Science Bowl will have two divisions (middle school and high school). Each division will be set up in a round-robin format of four groups in the morning, with the top two teams from each group advancing into a double elimination stage during the afternoon. Teams in the double elimination stage will advance until eliminated, with the finalist of the No-Loss Bracket facing the finalist of the Challengers’ Bracket in the finals.

All students will receive a Science Bowl T-shirt. Winning teams will get a team trophy and medals for each of their members.

The first-place team will get to participate in the National Science Bowl, April 26-30, 2018, in Washington, D.C.

All visitors to the regional Science Bowl must bring a photo ID.

If You Go

WHEN: Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018

TIME: 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

WHERE: UTRGV Edinburg Campus Library Media Theater (LIBR 1.311), north side of campus

UTRGV Edinburg Campus Map http://www.utrgv.edu/_files/documents/admissions/visit/utrgv-edinburg-map.pdf