WVSU Hosts Premiere Science Bowl


Contact: Dr. Micheal Fultz

Assistant Professor

West Virginia State University

Chemistry Department

304-549-7404    mfultz@wvstateu.edu 

West Virginia State University hosts premiere Science Bowl

WHO:              West Virginia State University College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

WHAT:             Dr. James E. Brimhall Science Bowl

WHEN:            9:00 a.m., October 29, 2011

WHERE:          Hamblin Hall Room 107, WVSU, Institute, West Virginia

West Virginia State University will host a new science event called the Dr. James E. Brimhall Science Bowl. The College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics at West Virginia State University would like to invite any interested high school student to take part in the program. The first Dr. James E. Brimhall Science Bowl is named in honor of late professor, Jim Brimhall. Dr. Brimhall was an experimental nuclear physicist at Hamline University in Minnesota and at the University of Pittsburgh, who began teaching at West Virginia State University in 1966. He later became an administrator serving eleven years as Vice President of Administration, and then returned to teaching physics full-time. The Science Bowl will be held at West Virginia State University in Hamblin Hall Room 107 starting at 9:00 a.m. on October 29, 2011.

The premiere WVSU Dr. James E. Brimhall Science Bowl competition is open to high school students across West Virginia. There is no registration fee for the competition. Each competing team must be comprised of four high school students. Participants will be eligible to register for participation the day of the science bowl.    

The Science Bowl will begin with a lecture by West Virginia Senator Dr. Dan Foster addressing the need for science education in the state of West Virginia. After the seminar students will then take a written exam in chemistry, biology, physics and mathematics. Schools with the highest averages of their top five students will move on to a single elimination buzzer style competition that will eventually lead to a champion. There will be prizes for the top scorers on the written test as well as the individuals on the first place team. Top scoring schools will also be recognized and rewarded. 

Top scoring students will also be honored on November 13 during a Governor’s reception to highlight the International Year of Chemistry. For complete competition rules and further information about the Dr. James E. Brimhall Science Bowl, please contact Dr. Micheal Fultz at 304-549-7404 or email at mfultz@wvstateu.edu.


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