West Virginia State University to Host High School Science Bowl Competition Nov. 3

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Oct. 30, 2017
West Virginia State University to Host High School Science Bowl Competition Nov. 3
INSTITUTE, W.Va. – West Virginia State University’s (WVSU) College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics will host the annual Dr. James E. Brimhall RESA III Science Bowl on Friday, Nov. 3, beginning at 9 a.m. in the Wallace Hall auditorium on campus.

The competition will feature 20 teams from high schools in Kanawha, Putnam and Clay counties. The top six teams will advance to the West Virginia Regional Science Bowl in February 2018 in Morgantown.

Faculty from the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics will serve as judges and moderators for the competition, while students will serve as scorekeepers and timekeepers.

Registration for the competition will begin at 8 a.m., followed by opening remarks at 9 a.m. from WVSU President Anthony L. Jenkins. Teams will then be selected to compete at random in a double-elimination tournament.

The following schools will participate in this year’s competition: Capital High School, Clay County High School, George Washington High School, Herbert Hoover High School, Nitro High School, Poca High School, Riverside High School, St. Albans High School, Sissonville High School and South Charleston High School.

When teams are not competing, student members, coaches and parents will be able to tour the WVSU campus to see the college experience firsthand. Representatives from WVSU’s Admissions and Financial Aid offices will be available and provide a presentation to students and their parents about preparing for college.

The Dr. James E. Brimhall Science Bowl is named in honor of the late professor Jim Brimhall. Brimhall was trained as an experimental nuclear physicist at Hamline University in Minnesota and at the University of Pittsburgh. He began teaching at WVSU in 1966 and later became an administrator, serving 11 years as vice president of administration before returning to teach physics full-time.

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West Virginia State University is a public, land grant, historically black university, which has evolved into a fully accessible, racially integrated, and multigenerational institution, located in Institute, W.Va. As a “living laboratory of human relations,” the university is a community of students, staff, and faculty committed to academic growth, service and preservation of the racial and cultural diversity of the institution. Its mission is to meet the higher education and economic development needs of the state and region through innovative teaching and applied research.
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