Media Advisory - Virginia Regional High School Science Bowl

What: Virginia Regional High School Science Bowl

When: Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014. Round robin competition runs from 9 a.m. - noon. The double elimination, semi-final and finalist rounds run from 1:30 - ~ 5 p.m.  Awards presentations will be made immediately after the final round.

Where: CEBAF Center Auditorium, Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, 12000 Jefferson Avenue, Newport News, Va. 23606

Details: Teams from 23 high schools from across the commonwealth are participating in this annual, academic competition. Catch the excitement as local teams from Newport News, Hampton, Virginia Beach and Chesapeake compete. Will another team unseat Thomas Jefferson High School for Science & Technology – the long-running winner of Virginia Regional High School Science Bowl?

News media are invited to attend all or any part of the daylong event. Please contact the Jefferson Lab Public Affairs representative, if you plan on attending any part of the tournament, or if your news agency would like to receive the results at the end of Saturday's competition.

Contact: Debbie Magaldi, email magaldi@jlab.org or call 757-269-5102

Virginia high schools registered for the Feb. 1 event include (in alphabetical order):

Atlee High School, Mechanicsville
Bishop Sullivan Catholic High School, Virginia Beach
Charlottesville High School, Charlottesville
Colonial Heights High School, Colonial Heights
Floyd E. Kellam High School, Virginia Beach
Gloucester High School, Gloucester
Hampton High School, Hampton
Hickory High School, Chesapeake
Langley High School, McLean
McLean High School, McLean
Menchville High School, Newport News
Mount Vernon High School, Alexandria
New Horizons Governor's School for Science and Technology, Hampton
Patrick Henry High School, Ashland
Patriot High School, Nokesville
Piedmont Governor's School for Mathematics, Science and Technology, Danville
Princess Anne High School, Virginia Beach
Saint Stephen's & St. Agnes School, Alexandria
Seton School, Manassas
St. Christopher's School, Richmond
Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, Alexandria
Woodbridge Senior High School, Woodbridge
Warwick High School, Newport News

Learn more about the Department of Energy's National Science Bowl competition at:http://science.energy.gov/wdts/nsb/

Science Bowl rules, the locations of regional high school competitions and sample questions are posted at: http://science.energy.gov/wdts/nsb/high-school/high-school-students/

The Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, also known as Jefferson Lab, is a nuclear physics research facility. It is one of 10 national research laboratories funded by the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Science; and is managed and operated for the DOE by Jefferson Science Associates, LLC.