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January 22, 1999

Science Bowl set for Jan. 30

by Susan Dieterle, Ames Laboratory

Valley High School in West Des Moines will take the first step in defending its national title when it competes Jan. 30 in the regional Science Bowl sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Ames Laboratory and Iowa State.

The ninth annual Ames Lab/ISU Science Bowl begins at 8:30 a.m. in the Memorial Union. Each of the 40 participating schools will send a team of up to five students to the daylong competition to answer questions on a broad range of science and math topics. This year, President Martin Jischke will read the questions during the champtionship round of competition.

The Ames Lab/ISU Science Bowl is one of 53 regional competitions throughout the nation. Regional champions advance to the DOE's National Science Bowl April 30-May 3 in Chevy Chase, Md.

Valley High School won the 1998 National Science Bowl. Team members received an all-expenses-paid trip to Lindau, Germany, where they met with Nobel Prize winners in chemistry. All of the members of last year's national championship team have graduated.

This year's national winners will participate in the 30th International Science School for high school students July 5- 16 at the University of Sydney in Australia.

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