Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science is partnering with the Mississippi Development Authority’s Energy & Natural Resources Division to host the 2020 Regional Middle School Science Bowl on Feb. 1.
During this preliminary competition, middle school students from across the state of Mississippi compete in teams to answer questions about life science, physical science, general science and mathematics. The event starts at 8:45 a.m. in the Hogarth Building on the campus of the Mississippi University for Women.
The competition is set up in a round-robin format consisting of seven divisions in the morning, followed by another round-robin where the division winners go head-to-head in the final tournament that afternoon. The team that answers the most questions correctly will win an all-expenses paid trip to compete in the National Middle School Science Bowl in Washington, D.C. from April 30 to May 4.
“The Mississippi Regional Science Bowl engages students while inspiring them to excel in STEM-related classes and preparing them for the high-tech, innovative jobs of tomorrow,” said Sumesh Arora, MDA Energy and Natural Resources Division Director.
This year, 24 teams from 11 middle schools registered to compete in this challenging academic competition, including: Amory Middle School, Cleveland Central Middle School, Columbus Middle School, East Central Middle School, Enterprise Middle School, Germantown Middle School, Ocean Springs Middle School, Oxford Middle School, Senatobia Middle School, Starkville Academy and Tupelo Middle School.
MSMS has teamed up with the Mississippi Development Authority’s Energy & Natural Resources Division to host the Regional Middle School Science Bowl for over a decade as a way to encourage student involvement in math and science. To learn more about the Regional Middle School Science Bowl, visit science.osti.gov/wdts/nsb/Regional- Competitions.