Volunteers sought for 21st annual Kern County Regional Science Bowl

California State University, Bakersfield is seeking volunteers for the 21st annual Kern County Regional Science Bowl. The competition is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 9, at CSUB from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. This year marks the 17th year the local Science Bowl has been hosted by CSUB.

The event features 32 five-member teams from 16 Kern County high schools competing in a question-answer quiz format that covers physics, math, computer science and astronomy. Matches consist of two eight-minute halves. Each match will have three officials in the room: a moderator, who will read the questions, a timekeeper and a scorekeeper.

The top two teams advance to the finals and compete in a double-elimination round, with the winner advancing to the National Science Bowl, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy in Washington, D.C., April 25 -29.

Thomas Meyer, professor of physics/computer science and coordinator of the event, is looking for volunteers to help run the event and for local businesses that are interested in donating prizes for the students. All officials must attend one training session to learn about the various positions and competition rules. The sessions are offered from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Feb. 5, 6 and 7 in Room 101 of Building I in the Engineering Complex. Volunteers will receive a T-shirt, morning snack and lunch, courtesy of event sponsors, including Occidental of Elk Hills.

"This is a day students across the county prepare for diligently. We want to make sure their experience is amazing. Plus, volunteers get to watch Kern County's top science students compete and shine.” Meyer said.

All volunteers are welcome, regardless of educational background. For more information or to become a volunteer contact Dr. Thomas Meyer, (661) 654-2104 or plampkins@csub.edu. You may also go online to www.cs.csub.edu/Volunteer.html to volunteer directly.
 

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