More than 125 students from 13 schools from New Mexico and southern Colorado recently competed in the Department of Energy’s 10-hour Northern New Mexico Middle School Regional Science Bowl at the Albuquerque Academy.
The students competed in a fast-paced “Jeopardy” style competition, answering questions about math, biology, chemistry, earth science, and astronomy.
The winning team received a $5,000 check for their school and an all-expenses paid trip to Washington, D.C. to compete in DOE’s National Science Bowl in early May.
The four students representing Albuquerque Academy are Kainoa Correa, Dylan Hendrickson, Andrew Chu, Thor Larson and team captain Dylan Hendrickson coached by Barbara Gilbert. Second place was Los Alamos Middle school, and Eisenhower came in third.
The Regional Science Bowl is coordinated by Sandia National Laboratories for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science. The U.S. Department of Energy created the National Science Bowl in 1991 to encourage students to excel in Mathematics and science and to pursue career in these fields. More than 200,000 students have participated in the National Science Bowl in its 22 year.