Students

COLUMBUS, Miss. -- The Mississippi University for Women Department of Sciences and Mathematics will host this year’s annual Mississippi Regional Science Bowl Friday, Feb. 17. About 150 high school students, representing 22 teams are expected to participate.

 

The Science Bowl is a tournament-style academic competition that challenges and recognizes ninth through 12th grade students’ knowledge of science and mathematics. The competition will take place in Parkinson Hall from 9:30 a.m. until 8 p.m.

The first part of the competition will be organized as qualifying rounds in which teams will be randomly assigned to compete in a total of three matches. The top teams from these qualifying rounds will advance to the single elimination rounds to determine the winner of the Mississippi Regional Science Bowl.

Teams will participate and compete for scholarships, trophies and the chance to move on to the National Science Bowl in Washington, D.C.

MUW scholarships will be awarded to individuals with the highest scores. A $3,000 per year scholarship will be given to the individual with the highest score from the round robin. Two $2,000 per year scholarships will be awarded to the students with the next two highest scores and one $1,500 per year scholarship will be given to the participant with the next highest score. These scholarships are renewable for four years provided that satisfactory progress is made.

For more information, please contact Dr. Susan Ficken, Department of Sciences and Mathematics at The W, at (662) 329- 7376 or email smfickenThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


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December 16, 2016