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. Twenty teams from 12 schools 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 preliminary competition will take place in Parkinson Hall from noon to 4:30 p.m. The finals and a secondary competition for the students whose teams did not make it to the finals will follow.
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.
Registered high schools include Brookhaven High, Caledonia High, East Rankin Academy, Eupora High, Gulfport High, Hartfield Academy (Flowood), Jackson Preparatory School, Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science, Oxford High, Philadelphia High, Starkville Academy and Walnut High.
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Feb 14, 2017
Contact: Anika Mitchell Perkins