High school students from across Louisiana and southwest Mississippi will converge on the University of New Orleans on March 18 for the 2017 Louisiana Regional Science Bowl.
The full-day competition is expected to draw 23 teams from 16 high schools to UNO’s Kirschman Hall for a fast-paced question and answer tournament designed to test students’ knowledge in biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics, energy and earth science.
The Louisiana Regional Science Bowl at UNO 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 250,000 high school students have participated in this fast-paced question and answer contest. By participating in Science Bowl competitions, students are encouraged to excel in science and math and to pursue careers in those fields.
Morning registration for the event starts at 7:30 a.m. on March 18 and the competition will go from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Similar to a sporting event, Science Bowl is set up in a round-robin format in the morning, during which all teams will compete, followed by another round-robin involving the top two teams from each division with a double-elimination final tournament in the afternoon.
All students will receive a Science Bowl T-shirt, a back-pack, lunch, and the first four place teams will receive trophies. The top four teams will also receive prize money. The first-place team will travel to the National Science Bowl®, which will be held in Washington, D.C., April 27 to May 1, 2017.
The New Orleans event is not open to the general public due to space limitations.
All prizes and giveaways are courtesy of the event's sponsors. In addition to UNO, the sponsors include Audubon Nature Institute, Centerra, Fluor Federal Petroleum Operations, Lauricella Land Company, Infinity Technology and Vali Cooper.