Media Advisory:

Twenty High School Teams Compete in Virginia Regional Science Bowl Being Held At Jefferson Lab

The Department of Energy's Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (Jefferson Lab) in Newport News, Va., is hosting this year's Virginia Regional Science Bowl on February 9, 2002. Twenty teams, representing high schools from across the state are participating in the annual, academic competition. News media are invited to attend all or any part of the daylong event.

In an intense question-and-answer game format, the contestants will be grilled on their knowledge in various fields of science. The first place team will win a trip to the Science Bowl Nationals held in Washington D.C. in May. Runner-up teams will win cash prizes to purchase science equipment for their respective schools. A Sportsmanship Award will also be presented to the team best exemplifying the positive aspects of the competition.

For security purposes, security guards will request to see a photo ID of all attendees and will be checking all incoming vehicles.

To learn more about the annual National Science Bowl competition, visit www.scied.science.doe.gov/nsb/history or check out the types of questions students must answer at www.scied.science.doe.gov/nsb/samplqs.htm.

Point of
Contact:
Linda Ware (757) 269-7689
Debbie Magaldi (757) 269-5102
What: 2002 Virginia Regional Science Bowl
When: Saturday, February 9. Round robin competition runs from 10 a.m.- noon. The double elimination, semi-final and finalist rounds run from 1:30 - 4:30 p.m. The awards presentations will be made right after the final round.
Where: Jefferson Lab, 12000 Jefferson Ave., Newport News, Va.

Please call (757) 269-7689 if you plan to attend any part of this competition.