Science bowl slated at local university
Posted: Friday, October 23, 2009 9:48 am
The Messenger 10.23.09
Area high schools are invited to send teams to the 30th Annual Science Bowl at the University of Tennessee at Martin and can register for the Nov. 14 event by e-mail or phone.
The registration is free and the deadline is Nov. 1.
The science bowl is sponsored by the UT Martin Student Affiliates of the American Chemical Society. For the written test covering biology, chemistry and general science, there is no limit on the number of students each school may enter. Each test will have 25 questions from each of the three categories.
From the written test, eight schools will be chosen for the afternoon bowl competition based on comparing the average total score of two of each school’s highest scoring students. The rules are similar to the former television show “The G.E. College Bowl.”
The prizes will include trophies for champion and runner-up schools and gold, silver and bronze medallions for all team members. Each participating school will receive a copy of the Merck Index, which is an internationally-recognized handbook of chemical, pharmaceutical and biomedical information, on behalf of the Kentucky Lake Section of the American Chemical Society and Merck & Company.
The rules for science bowl can be accessed on the Web at http://www.utm.edu/staff/skairee/saacs/scibowlrules.html. The program of the last bowl can be seen at http://www.utm.edu/staff/skairee/scibowl/.
For registration or more information, e-mail email@example.com or call (731) 881-7450 or 881-7454.