Earlier this month more than 20 Micron team members volunteered at the first ever Western Idaho Regional Science Bowl (WIRSB), sharing their passion for science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) subjects with local students.
Sponsored and coordinated by the Micron Foundation, the WIRSB featured a full day of competition amongst 26 Western Idaho high school teams seeking to represent their state nationally. While there was only one winning team that will proceed to the national competition next month, we want to recognize all of the participating teams, including the following:
- 1st Place: Treasure Valley Math and Science Center - Boise
- 2nd Place: Centennial High School - Meridian
- 3rd Place: Victory Charter School - Nampa
- Sportsmanship: Centennial High School
- Consolation honors: Community School - Ketchum
- Consolation honors: Nampa Christian School - Nampa
- Consolation honors: Melba High School - Melba
By winning the Western Idaho Regional Science Bowl, the Treasure Valley Math and Science Center team will compete during April 25-29, 2013 at the National Science Bowl competition for high school students coordinated by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science. In addition to an all-expenses paid trip to compete in Washington, D.C., the team will also experience several days of science activities and sightseeing.
On behalf of the Micron Foundation, we would like to thank every volunteer who contributed his or her time and expertise to the event. A total of 75 volunteers spanning 15 different companies and organizations participated, emphasizing the community-wide effort to make the Western Idaho Regional Science Bowl a success.
This level of participation and commitment shows how everyone benefits when we share a common passion of STEM, from student to volunteer. Opportunities like the Science Bowl show how we can engineer the future and enrich our community by giving back, and hopefully influence the next generation of innovators.
Winning members of the Treasure Valley Math and Science Center team