Middle and High School Finalists Set to Compete in the 2012 National Science Bowl

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.

Representing the Ames Laboratory/Iowa State University Regional will be West Des Moines Valley High School and Homes Schools of Eastern Iowa (Cedar Rapids) in the middle school event. A video from the 2012 Ames Laboratory Regional High School Competition is featured on the National Science Bowl Website Hompage.

The full Department of Energy new release is available online. (Read more)