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Science Bowl Volunteers Needed!

On March 4, help us play a vital role in supporting high school students across Western Idaho compete for the opportunity to represent our state in the National Science Bowl. The Micron Foundation is sponsoring and coordinating the Western Idaho Regional Science Bowl (WIRSB), and is seeking volunteers who share its passion for enriching the community and engineering the future by helping students see the valuable role STEM plays in everyday life.

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. This marks the first time the Science Bowl has been split into two regional events, with Micron as leading sponsor and coordinator for the Western Idaho region. Winning teams from each regional science bowl will compete at the national level.

There are a number of volunteer opportunities available:

  • Scientific judges
  • Scorekeeper
  • Rules Judge
  • Timekeeper

Those interested in volunteering can learn more about the requirement of each of the above positions via the Department of Energy website. Competition volunteers will need to attend a training session (date and time to be announced). The Micron Foundation is also seeking general volunteers for registration and other logistical support as well as those who have worked with a Science Bowl or Quiz Bowl before as a quiz master.

Micron encourages team members to help support local STEM education efforts by volunteering their time and energy in events like the WIRSB. If you are interested in additional information about these opportunities, please contact Laurie Anderson. Team members who volunteer at the Science Bowl are eligible for K-12 TOP time, pending supervisor approval.

About the Western Idaho Regional Science Bowl

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 winning WIRSB team will receive an all-expenses paid trip to compete at the national event held in Washington, D.C. during April 25-29, 2013. The national event also includes several days of science activities, sightseeing, and competitions.

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.

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