Saturday, Feb. 6, 2010; Cal State L.A.
Welcome in King Hall Lecture Hall 1 at 9 a.m.; final round about 5 p.m.
Middle schools to match up in Science Bowl
at Cal State L.A. Saturday
70 students from 7 schools in ‘fast-paced verbal forum’
sponsored by Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers
Note to editors and news directors:
Are you as scientifically savvy as a 7th grader? Quick: What’s the
volume of a circle? (Sorry. Trick question. Circles have area, not
For some tough, but fair, questions, consider covering the Regional
Middle School Science Bowl sponsored by the Society of Hispanic
Professional Engineers, to be held Saturday, Feb. 6, at Cal State
L.A. About 70 students will compete in a fast-paced verbal forum
to solve problems from a broad range of science and math realms. The
contestants, in teams of five, will be from the following middle schools
in and near Los Angeles:
Florence Nightingale, Nimitz, El Sereno, Roosevelt, LACES (Los Angeles
Center for Enriched Studies), Mark Reed, and Luther Burbank.
Saturday’s event begins at 9 a.m. with a welcoming in King Hall
Lecture Hall 1. Matches follow throughout the day in the Engineering &
Technology Building. The final round will be at King Hall around 4 to 6
Regional competitions are held across the United States; regional
winners advance to the National Science Bowl in Washington D.C., which
is sponsored by the Department of Energy.
WHAT: Regional Middle School Science Bowl
9 a.m. to about 6 p.m.,
Saturday, Feb. 6, 2010.
California State University, Los Angeles. The University is near
the junction of the 10 and 710 freeways. (Events in King Hall and
Engineering & Technology buildings) For campus directions, go to
Dozens of middle-school students, many from predominantly
Latino communities, organizers, and engineers.
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Programs that provide exciting enrichment opportunities to students and community include an NEH- and Rockefeller-supported humanities center; a NASA-funded center for space research; and a growing forensic science program, housed in the Hertzberg-Davis Forensic Science Center. www.calstatela.edu