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March 2013

Albuquerque Academy Team 1

Students from Albuquerque Academy’s Team 1 are headed to the DOE National Science Bowl in Washington, D.C., after taking the top spot at the New Mexico Regional Middle School Science Bowl at Albuquerque Academy last Saturday.

More than 130 students from 29 teams representing 12 New Mexico middle schools participated in the annual event. A fast-paced question-and-answer tournament tests students’ knowledge in biology, chemistry, physics and math.

The winning team received an all-expenses-paid trip to the nation’s capital to compete against top teams from across the country in late April.

The students representing the first-place team are Harrison Bay, Eric Swiler, Henry Luo, Mark Swiler and team captain Thor Larson, coached by Barbara Gilbert. Second place went to Team 1 from Los Alamos Middle School and third place went to Team 2 from Albuquerque Academy.

About the photos:
(Above) Albuquerque Academy Team 1, left to right: Thor Larson, Harrison Bay, Eric Swiler, Henry Luo, Mark Swiler
(Below) Los Alamos Middle School, left to right: Wilbur Wang, Robert Zhu, Brandon Bao, David Gao

Los Alamos Middle School

NNSA Acting Administrator Neile Miller this week hosted Los Alamos County Council Chair Geoffrey Rodgers, County Councilor Peter Sheehey and County Administrator Harry Burgess.

Miller thanked the county officials for their active interest in Los Alamos National Laboratory and for their leadership in the community. NNSA recognizes the value of a strong and collaborative relationship with the leadership of its laboratories’ and plants’ communities and appreciates the opportunity to advance the national nuclear security agenda through their partnership.

About the photo:
County Administrator Harry Burgess, Los Alamos County Council Chair Geoffrey Rodgers, Acting Administrator Neile Miller, County Councilor Peter Sheehey.


NNSA hosts Los Alamos County Officials

1st place team

More than 150 high school students converged on West Texas A&M University for the annual Pantex Science Bowl competition. The competition consisted of 32 teams from schools across the Texas Panhandle and High Plains. 

The competition featured teams of four students answering science and math questions in a Jeopardy-style round-robin format, followed by a double elimination tournament. The winner will travel to Washington, D.C., in April to compete with other teams from across the U.S. for the national title.

Around 150 Pantex employees and community volunteers will be on hand to help run the Science Bowl.

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About the photos:
First place: Amarillo High Black team.
Second: Canyon High White team.
Third: Randall High Black team.

2nd and 3rd place teams