Friday February 10, 2017 0 comments
LITTLETON -- Students from across Colorado will compete in Littleton on Feb. 11 at the Colorado High School Science Bowl for a chance to win a trip to the big game in STEM education -- the National Science Bowl in Washington, D.C.
In total, 48 teams from 31 Colorado schools will compete for the statewide title, including returning champion Ridgeview Classical Charter School from Fort Collins.
Ridgeview Classical emerged victorious in 2015 and 2016.
The winning team will represent Colorado in the Energy Department's National Science Bowl, April 27-May 1, in Washington, D.C. The Colorado High School Science Bowl is hosted by the department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).
The National Science Bowl began in 1991 as a way to encourage high school students to explore math and science in a fun academic competition.
Four students comprise each team, with a fifth serving as alternate, and the teams face off in a fast-paced question-and-answer format on a range of science disciplines including biology, chemistry, Earth science, physics, energy and math.
Schools are allowed to register one or two teams.
The competition will be held at Dakota Ridge High School, 13399 West Coal Mine Ave., Littleton, from 9-5:30 on Feb. 11.
Participating schools include:
- Arapahoe High School (Centennial) - two teams
- Cherry Creek High School (Greenwood Village) - two teams
- Cheyenne Mountain High School (Colorado Springs) - two teams
- Coronado High School (Colorado Springs)
- Dakota Ridge Senior High School (Littleton) - two teams
- Eagle Ridge Academy (Brighton) - two teams
- East High School (Denver)
- Fairview High School (Boulder) - two teams
- Fort Collins High School (Fort Collins) - two teams
- Fossil Ridge High School (Fort Collins) - two teams
- Gilpin County High School (Black Hawk)
- Highlands Ranch High School (Highlands Ranch) - two teams
- Justice High Charter School (Lafayette)
- Lakewood High School (Lakewood)
- Liberty Common High School (Fort Collins)
- Littleton High School (Littleton) - two teams
- Loveland High School (Loveland)
- Niwot High School (Niwot) - two teams
- Peak to Peak Charter School (Lafayette) - two teams
- Poudre High School (Fort Collins) - two teams
- Ralston Valley Senior High School (Arvada) - two teams
- Ridgeview Classical Charter Schools (Fort Collins) - two teams
- Rocky Mountain High School (Fort Collins) - two teams
- Smoky Hill High School (Aurora)
- Soroco High School (Oak Creek)
- South High School (Denver)
- Standley Lake High School (Westminster)
- Vail Christian School (Vail) - two teams
- Valor Christian High School (Highlands Ranch)
- Wheat Ridge High School (Wheat Ridge)
NREL is the U.S. Department of Energy's primary national laboratory for renewable energy and energy efficiency research and development. NREL is operated for the Energy Department by The Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC.