FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Jan. 22, 2020
LOVELAND, Colo.—With the nation’s focus on energy independence and sustainability, it is important to promote the benefits of science and math among middle school youth. Western Area Power Administration
is doing just that by hosting the Colorado Regional Middle School Science Bowl, a math and science competition for middle school students, Feb. 1 at Mountain View High School in Loveland, Colorado, beginning at 8:15 a.m.
Students representing 15 schools from across Colorado will test their knowledge of science and vie for first place and a free trip to the National Science Bowl
in Washington, D.C., held April 30 - May 4. The regional and national events encourage student involvement in math and science, improve awareness of career options in science and technology, and provide an avenue of enrichment and reward for academic science achievement.
Preston Middle School, winner of the 2019 Colorado Regional Middle School Science Bowl, will be defending its title against the other participating schools:
• Excel Academy Charter School
• Flagstaff Charter Academy
• Gilpin County Middle School
• Great Wall Chinese Academy
• Kinard Core Knowledge Middle School
• Liberty Common Charter School
• Loveland Classical Schools
• Poudre School District Global Academy
• Ridgeview Classical Charter Schools
• Rocky Heights Middle School
• Severance Middle School
• Southern Hills Middle School
• Webber Middle School
• Woodrow Wilson Charter Academy
The 7th Annual Colorado Regional Middle School Science Bowl is sponsored by WAPA and is the 29th year WAPA has sponsored a regional science bowl competition. The public is invited to watch the competition and support the teams. Admission is free. The fast-paced quiz format of the competition will challenge the students’ knowledge of biology, chemistry, earth science, physics, energy and math.
Media advisory: Competition begins at 8:15 a.m. in a round-robin format, followed by a double-elimination tournament at 12:30 p.m. with the championship round set for about 2:45 p.m. The awards ceremony will follow immediately. Interviews with competing teams and their coaches will be available throughout the day. Media representatives are asked to check in at the registration desk.
About the National Science Bowl: The Department of Energy created the National Science Bowl in 1991 to encourage students to excel in math and science as well as pursue careers in these fields. About 265,000 students have participated in the National Science Bowl throughout its 28-year history, and it is one of the nation’s largest science competitions. The Department of Energy's Office of Science is the single largest supporter of basic research in the physical sciences in the United States.
WAPA annually markets and transmits more than 25,000 gigawatt hours of clean, renewable power from 57 federal hydroelectric powerplants owned and operated by the Bureau of Reclamation and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in 15 western and central states. It is part of the Department of Energy. Follow us on Twitter @WesternAreaPowr or visit the website at www.wapa.gov