Media Advisory - Virginia Regional Middle School Science Bowl

What: Virginia Regional Middle School Science Bowl

When: Saturday, March 1, 2014. Round robin competition runs from 9 a.m. - noon. The double elimination, semi-final and finalist rounds run from 1:30 - ~ 4 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 16 middle schools from across the commonwealth are participating in this annual, academic competition. Catch the excitement as teams from across the Commonwealth compete for the top prize. Which school will represent Virginia at the National Science Bowl finals.

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 schools registered for the tournament include (in alphabetical order):

Albert Hill Middle School, Richmond
Broadwater Academy, Exmore
Catholic STEM, Virginia Beach
Floris Elementary School, Herndon
Glade Spring Middle School, Glade Spring
Grafton Middle School, Yorktown
Hampton Roads Academy, Newport News
Joyce Kilmer Middle School, Vienna
Longfellow Middle School, Falls Church
Northern Virginia Homeschoolers, Centreville
Nysmith School, Herndon
Rachel Carson Middle School, Herndon
Robert Frost Middle School, Fairfax
St. Matthews Catholic School, Virginia Beach
Trinity Lutheran School, Newport News
Wallace Middle School, Bristol

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 basic 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.