COLUMBUS, Miss.—Mississippi University for Women’s Department of Sciences and Mathematics will host the 2020 Mississippi Regional Science Bowl Friday, Feb. 14.

The tournament-style academic competition is engineered to challenge 9th - 12th grade students from across the state in categories such as math, biology, chemistry, earth and space science and physics. Twenty teams from 12 schools are expected to participate.

The preliminary rounds are round-robin style, with teams competing in a set of three matches. The top eight teams will continue on throughout the afternoon in single elimination matches until a winner is determined. Qualifying rounds are set to occur between 12:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m., with single elimination slated for 5:30 p.m. and the championship scheduled for 7p.m. Friday night.

The winning team will represent Mississippi at the National Science Bowl in Washington, D.C., in April. The top eight players of the tournament will be awarded academic scholarships from The W.

Schools registered for this year’s competition are Brookhaven High School, Corinth High School, East Rankin Academy, Hartfield Academy, Jackson Preparatory School, The Mississippi School of Mathematics and Science, North Pontotoc High School, Olive Branch High School, Pontotoc High School, Oxford High School, Tupelo High School and Walnut Attendance Center.

Feb. 12, 2020