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>Date: Thu, 9 Oct 1997 08:19:27 -0400
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>Subject: National Ocean Sciences Bowl - Midwest Regional Competition
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>               FEBRUARY 28, 1998
>--     What is it?
>The NOSB is a nationwide academic competition among teams of high school
>students. Regional competitions will be held around the U.S. in February
>1998 with the final national competition held in Washington, DC in April.
>The NOSB will test student math and science skills as applied to topics on
>ocean (and Great Lakes) biology, chemistry, geology, physics, technology,
>history, and economics.  
>--     When / Where will it be held?
>The Midwest Regional Competition of the NOSB will be held on Saturday,
>February 28 at the Francois Xavier Bagnoud Center, College of Engineering,
>University of Michigan North Campus, Ann Arbor, Michigan.
>--     Who competes?  
>High school teams of four students, one alternate and a coach will compete
>in 18-minute-long rapid-fire question-and-answer matches during the day-long
>round-robin, double elimination competition.
>--     What are the prizes?
>The Midwest Regional Competition will award trophies, medals and other
>prizes to top-finishers.  The overall winning team of the Midwest Regional
>Competition wins a paid trip to Washington, DC in April to compete in the
>National Ocean Sciences Bowl finals.  The grand prize for the winning team
>in the National Ocean Sciences Bowl is a paid trip to attend the Expo '98
>exhibition in Lisbon, Portugal during summer 1998.  Other prizes of the NOSB
>finals are expected to include cruises on oceanographic research vessels,
>visits to oceanographic research laboratories, computer hardware/software
>for winning team's school, scientific equipment and laboratory supplies,
>scholarships, endowments, t-shirts, trophies, and medals.
>--     How to enter?
>Only one team entry per school is permitted.  The Midwest Regional
>Competition will be limited to 16 teams.  Team entry in the event will be
>approved on a first-come/first serve basis.  Teams must complete and submit
>all required entry forms to be approved for entry into the event.  Entry
>forms will be accepted only through November 7, 1997 and entry will be
>subject to availability of unfilled slots remaining in the competition.
>Entry forms and additional information can be obtained from:
>Mike Quigley 
>MRC Coordinator
>Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory
>2205 Commonwealth Blvd.
>Ann Arbor, MI 48105-2945
>TEL: 313 741-2149
>FAX: 313 741-2003
>email: Michael.A.Quigley@noaa.gov
>--     Who hosts / coordinates it?
>Midwest Regional Hosts  --
>Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory (GLERL), NOAA
>Cooperative Institute for Limnology and Ecosystems Research (CILER)
>Michigan Sea Grant Program
>National Hosts/Coordinators  --
>Consortium for Oceanographic Research and Education (CORE)
>National Marine Educators Association (NMEA)
>National Sponsors  --
>National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
>Office of Naval Research
>Oceanographer of the Navy
>National Science Foundation
>National Aeronautics and Space Administration
>        "The National Ocean Sciences Bowl provides a unique opportunity 
>        to help promote literacy in science and mathematics through
>        gaining a fundamental understanding of our greatest natural 
>        resource, the world's oceans.
>        This educational project will also, for the first time, begin
>        to forge a stronger link between the oceanographic research
>        institutions and their neighboring communities of K-12 teachers
>        and students."
>        ADM James D. Watkins
>        U.S. Navy, Retired
>        President, Consortium for Oceanographic Research and Education

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