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High School Students Gear Up for Battle of the Brains

Golden, Colo., Feb. 05, 2002

What does URL stand for? What is the term for the movement of minerals and chemical compounds within a plant? High school students from across Colorado will face such questions as they test their mental agility in the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Colorado Science Bowl on Feb. 9 at the Colorado School of Mines in Golden.

Forty student teams from across the state will compete in this rapid-fire question-and-answer tournament, which focuses on physics, math, biology, astronomy, chemistry, computers and the earth sciences. Each team is composed of four students, one alternate and a teacher who serves as adviser and coach. The competition is sponsored by DOE's National Renewable Energy Laboratory and Golden Field Office, Midwest Research Institute, Battelle, Bechtel and Texas Instruments.

The winning team will earn the opportunity to compete in the National Science Bowl in the Washington, D.C. area May 3 - 6, where the Colorado students will go up against winning teams from regional competitions across the nation. Students from Highlands Ranch High School placed first in last year's regional competition.

DOE began the National Science Bowl 12 years ago to help stimulate interest in science and math. The competition has evolved into one of the Energy Department's premier education programs.

The Colorado Science Bowl will run from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Alderson Hall (1613 Illinois St.) at the Colorado School of Mines.

The answers to the questions are Uniform Resource Locator and translocation.

For more information, please contact NREL Public Affairs at (303) 275-4090 or email public.affairs@nrel.gov

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Colorado Science Bowl Teams

Air Academy High School
Christian Fellowship School (two teams)
Coronado High School
Denver University High School
Doherty High School
Douglas County High School (two teams)
Eaglecrest High School (two teams)
George Washington High School (two teams)
Grand Junction High School
Gunnison High School (two teams)
Highlands Ranch High School (two teams)
Hotchkiss High School (two teams)
Jefferson Academy High School
John F. Kennedy High School (two teams)
Lakewood High School (two teams)
Northglenn High School (two teams)
Palmer High School
Pueblo Centennial High School (two teams)
Pueblo Central High School
Pueblo South High School
Sierra High School (two teams)
Smoky Hill High School (two teams)
Standley Lake High School
Thunder Ridge High School
Wasson High School (two teams)
Woodland Park High School