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Treasure Valley Math and Science Center wins regional science bowl

Treasure Valley Math and Science Center students (l-r) Front row: Hanna Kessler, Colin Reeder, Coach Cecilia Cadei. Back row: Coach Julie Ekhoff, Matthew Mitchell, Ryan Zubery, Aditya Shekar, Tyler Wood. Photo by Kami Faylor.

Treasure Valley Math and Science Center students (l-r) Front row: Hanna Kessler, Colin Reeder, Coach Cecilia Cadei.
Back row: Coach Julie Ekhoff, Matthew Mitchell, Ryan Zubery, Aditya Shekar, Tyler Wood. Photo by Kami Faylor.

Students from Treasure Valley Math and Science Center took home first place in the Western Idaho Regional Science Bowl March 7. Twenty schools competed on their knowledge of science subjects and concepts at the event. Second place went to a team from Boise High School, and third place went to a team of West Junior High ninth-graders. Riverstone International School won a sportsmanship award.

The science bowl is sponsored by the Micron Foundation and was held at Boise State University. It’s an official regional bowl for the National Science Bowl competition for high school students that is coordinated by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science. The regional championship team receives an all-expenses paid trip to compete at the national event held in Washington, D.C. April 28-May 2.

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  1. FYI from Micron’s page regarding the Western Idaho Regional Science Bowl (WIRSB):

    “The Western Idaho Regional Science Bowl (WIRSB), sponsored by the Micron Foundation, will be held on March 7, 2016, at Boise State University. The WIRSB is an official regional bowl for the National Science Bowl competition for high school students coordinated by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science.

    The WIRSB championship team receives an all-expenses paid trip to compete at the national event held in Washington, D.C. April 28-May 2, 2016. The national event includes several days of science activities, sightseeing, and competitions. Teams enjoy the entire science bowl experience and take home many prizes. There are cutting-edge science seminars and hands-on science activities.

    Launched in 1991, the National Science Bowl (NSB) is a highly competitive science education and academic event among teams of high school and middle school students who compete in a fast-paced verbal forum to solve technical problems and answer questions in all branches of science and math. Each team is composed of four students, one alternate student, and a coach. Regional and national events encourage student involvement in math and science activities of importance to the Department of Energy and the Nation.

    Approximately 26 teams competed in the 2015 WIRSB competition.”