WAYNE – With one Nebraska regional science bowl competition in the books the second will follow this weekend.
The United States Department of Energy National Science Bowl will be attracting young scientists from all over Nebraska to Wayne America.
Middle school students and coaches were in town last Saturday as this Saturday, February 9 will be for students and coaches from eastern Nebraska high schools.
The 16th annual Nebraska Middle School Science Bowl awarded the top eight teams.
Lux Middle School from Lincoln earned the Team Civility award and first place prize. Mission Middle School (Bellevue) followed in runner-up, Moore Middle School (Lincoln) third, R.J. Barr Middle School (Grand Island) fourth and Norris (Firth) Middle School rounded out the top five teams.
Alfonza W. Davis Middle School (Douglas County), McMillan Magnet Center (Omaha) and Wayne Junior High closed out the top eight.
Next up will be the 4th annual Eastern Nebraska High School Science Bowl. The weather date to be used if the competition gets cancelled due to bad weather will be the third Saturday of February (16th).
The winning team at each level will receive an all-expense paid trip to the National Science Bowl in Washington, D.C. The 2019 national competition is scheduled for April 25-29.
A handful of positions must be filled as campus officials are in search for volunteers. Each volunteer will also receive a free lunch.
To volunteer, visit www.wsc.edu/sciencebowl and fill out the online volunteer form.
All new volunteers must attend one of the mandatory training sessions. The lone training session remaining will be Thursday, February 7 at 6 p.m. (CH 131).
A minimum of at least 12 per position are needed for the following:
Rules Judge: Ensure competition rules are followed
Timekeepers: Operate the official competition time clock
Science Judge: Resolve question challenges and ensure each question is read correctly
Scorekeeper: Accurately award points and record the competition score
Moderator: Reads the questions and controls the match rounds
The goal of the Nebraska Science Bowls, as well as the National Science Bowl, is to encourage students to excel in science and mathematics.
Contact Dr. Todd Young at 402-375-7471 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.