Regional Science Bowls
ABOUT SCIENCE BOWLS
The U.S. Department of Energy National Science Bowl encourages high school students to excel in math and science. By raising the visibility of academic achievement in math and science, the program has succeeded in placing young people on par with their peers who excel in athletics. The Science Bowl is a fast-paced, exciting, and challenging competition.
DOE has partnered with SHPE and SHPE Foundation to bring this enriching competition to Hispanic serving areas across the country.
The SHPE Regional Science Bowls engage Hispanic middle school and high school students in an enriching, challenging and competitive environment to motivate and heighten their interest in math and science. The competition is an intense and fun "Jeopardy"-style round-robin session preceding a double-elimination tournament. Teams, composed of four competitors and an alternate, are challenged to answer a range of multiple-choice and short answer questions in math, chemistry, biology, physics, astronomy, earth science and general science.
The winning team - participants and coach - from the SHPE Regional Science Bowls receives an invitation consisting of a complementary 4-day trip, to compete at the U.S. Department of Energy National Science Bowl, hosted in Washington DC. Note, all the participants of the winning team must be able to accept the invitation as a team to compete at the national event.
As SHPE and SHPE Foundation continue to serve the needs of the Hispanic community and be a resource for the educational advancement and sucees of Latino youth, teams participating in the SHPE-sponsored Regional Science Bowls should strive to have at least 50% Hispanic participation (2-of-4, or 3-of-5). By increasing access to this competition, SHPE hopes to help inspire Hispanic youth see science, math and engineering as an exciting, challenging and fun career with lots of opportunties.
UPCOMING SCIENCE BOWL
Information on the 2012 SHPE Regional Science Bowls will be forthcoming in late fall 2011. Please note that the team registration fee is now $40 per team. This fee, payable to SHPE Foundation. covers competition registration, breakfast snacks, lunch, and a t-shirt. Registration fee waivers are available on a case by case basis for schools, which have at least 65% Hispanic enrollment and 50% total enrollment eligible for free/reducd lunch.
Region 1: Edison Computech Middle School
Region 2: Los Angeles Center for Enriched Studies Middle School
High SchoolRegion 3: Las Cruces High School
Region 4: Baldwin School of Puerto Rico
Region 4: Scarsdale Senior High School
Region 5: Paschal High School
Region 6: Evanston Township High School
Region 7: American Heritage School
This year the SHPE Foundation hosted 8 Regional Science Bowls, 2 middle school and 6 high school competitions. The winning teams of each region move forward to the annual National Science Bowl in Washington DC April 28-May 2, 2011. Each year SHPE’s Regional Science Bowls are coordinated by phenomenal volunteers that put forth 100% effort in leading a successful event for students to participate in. The SHPE Foundation is grateful for the hard work and dedication of the 2011 Regional Science Bowl Coordinators: Therma Federico, Sal Ledesma, Amanda Sandoval, Mary Joahn Rodriguez, Rosemary Estrada, Anita Ramirez, Juan Rodriguez.
PAST SCIENCE BOWLS
In 2010, SHPE Foundation once again hosted 9 SHPE Regional Science Bowls, including 3 middle school competitions and 6 high school competitions. Events were hosted in all 7 SHPE regions. The winning teams attended the National Science Bowl in Washington, DC on April 29 – May 4, 2010. Congratulations to Miami’s Palmetto High School for winning first place in its team division challenge and third place in the team scavenger hunt, and to LACES Middle School for finishing fourth in the Solar Car Competition.
In Spring 2009, SHPE Foundation hosted nine SHPE Regional Science Bowls across the country to attract talented Hispanic middle school and high school youth to compete for an all-expense paid invitation to Washington DC. Congratulations to Sierra Middle School for winning the 2009 Middle School Civility Award for sportmansip at the 2009 National Science Bowl. Winners Posted Here.
In Spring 2008, SHPE Foundation expanded to eight Regional Science Bowls including three middle school competitions in Los Angeles, CA, Fresno, CA, and El Paso, TX. In addition, two additional high school competitions were added - Chicago, IL, and Miami, FL. Efforts in New York City were postponed. Winners Posted Here.
In Spring 2007, with the permission of DOE, SHPE Foundation expanded the Regional Science Bowls to Puerto Rico and Las Cruces. Winners Posted Here.
In Spring 2006, SHPE Foundation hosted the first SHPE Regional Science at UT-Arlington. Winners Posted Here.