Congratulations to Renfroe Middle School in Decatur, Lakeside High School in Evans, Ga., and Walton High School in Cobb. The three schools are the Georgia finalists in the Energy Department’s National Science Bowl Finals.
From the White House:
Demonstrating the Obama Administration’s commitment to improving the participation and performance of America’s students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu today announced the list of 113 regional middle and high school finalists that will compete in the Energy Department’s National Science Bowl Finals in Washington, D.C., at the end of April.
Since January, nearly 14,000 students have competed in regional tournaments in which teams of four or five students were tested via a fast-paced Jeopardy-style format on a range of science-related topics including biology, chemistry, earth science, physics, astronomy and math.
“Congratulations to the finalists of our 22nd annual science bowl, some of America’s future leaders in the science, technology, engineering and math fields. We look forward to seeing them showcase their knowledge during the final competitions,” said Energy Secretary Chu. “Through the National Science Bowl, we’re fulfilling the President’s mission to challenge the next generation to forge new advances in science and math and ensure that America stays competitive in a rapidly advancing world.”
From Friday, April 27, through Monday, April 30, the 69 high school teams and 44 middle school teams will face off in the National Finals and will participate in a variety of activities, including the Lithium-Ion Battery-Powered Model Car Race for middle school students and hands-on science experiments for high school students. As champions of their regional science bowl competitions, each of the 113 teams are awarded all-expense paid trips to Washington, D.C.
–From Maureen Downey, for the AJC Get Schooled blog