West Virginia State University to Host High School Science Bowl Competition

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Oct. 23, 2019
West Virginia State University to Host High School Science Bowl Competition

INSTITUTE, W.Va.West Virginia State University’s (WVSU) College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics will host the annual Dr. James E. Brimhall Science Bowl on Friday, Nov. 1, beginning at 9 a.m. in Hamblin Hall.

The competition will feature 24 teams from 10 area high schools. The top three teams will advance to the West Virginia Regional Science Bowl in February 2020 in Morgantown.

Faculty from the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics will serve as judges and moderators for the competition.

The Science Bowl will kick off at 9 a.m. on Friday with opening remarks in the auditorium of Wallace Hall. Teams will then move to Hamblin Hall where competition will begin at 9:15 a.m. Teams are selected to compete at random answering questions in a quiz bowl style format. This will be a double elimination tournament.

The following schools will participate in this year’s competition: Capital High School, Clay County High School, George Washington High School, Hurricane High School, Logan High School, Nitro High School, Riverside High School, Saint Albans High School, Sherman High School and South Charleston High School.

When teams are not competing, student members, coaches and parents will be able to tour the WVSU campus to see the college experience firsthand. Representatives from WVSU’s Admissions and Financial Aid offices will be available and provide a presentation to students and their parents about preparing for college.

The Dr. James E. Brimhall Science Bowl is named in honor of late professor, Jim Brimhall. Brimhall was an experimental nuclear physicist at Hamline University in Minnesota and at the University of Pittsburgh. He began teaching at West Virginia State University in 1966 and later became an administrator, serving 11 years as Vice President of Administration, before returning to teach physics full-time.

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West Virginia State University is a public, land grant, historically black university, which has evolved into a fully accessible, racially integrated, and multi-generational institution, located in Institute, W.Va. As a “living laboratory of human relations,” the university is a community of students, staff, and faculty committed to academic growth, service, and preservation of the racial and cultural diversity of the institution. Its mission is to meet the higher education and economic development needs of the state and region through innovative teaching and applied research.
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