This year Harker middle school students competed in the Department of Energy (DOE) National Science Bowl for the first time. The annual contest aims to foster a love of math and science among the nation’s middle and high school students. In this debut appearance our middle school sent not one but three teams to compete. Each team consisted of a minimum of four students and a coach.
Harker students matched their wits against other area middle school students at the regional competition, held at National Hispanic University in San Jose.
The teams battled each other “Jeopardy”-style, where they were quizzed on their knowledge of math and science. A round-robin format was used to determine the winner in each region. The winning team from each region then went on to a national competition in Washington, D.C. Harker students did an excellent job this first time out and we look forward to seeing more students compete in the future.