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High School Teams Needed - National Ocean Sciences Bowl '99

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Second Annual Midwest Regional Competition

National Ocean Sciences Bowl (NOSB)

February 27, 1999

Ann Arbor, MI
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What is it?

The National Ocean Sciences Bowl is a nationwide academic competition among
teams of high school students. Eighteen regional competitions will be held
around the U.S. in February 1999 with the final national competition held
in Washington, D.C. in April. The NOSB will test students' 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 27 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 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 of the finals
competition has not yet been determined, but last year's grand prize
included a paid trip to attend the Ocean Expo '98 exhibition in Lisbon,
Portugal during the summer. Other prizes of the NOSB finals are expected to
include cruises on oceanographic research vessels, visits to oceanographic
research laboratories, computer hardware/software for the winning team's
school, scientific equipment and laboratory supplies, scholarships,
endowments, t-shirts, trophies, and medals.

How do teams enter? 

The Midwest Regional Competition will be limited to 16 teams. Team entry in
the event will be approved on a first-come first-served basis. Teams must
be complete and submit all required forms to be approved for entry into the

Entry forms will be accepted through  December 15, 1998

Entry forms and additional information can be obtained from:

Suzanne Schafer or Mike Quigley
Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory
2205 Commonwealth Blvd.
Ann Arbor, MI 48105-2945

TEL: 734-741-2355 or FAX: 734-741-2003

email: schafer@glerl.noaa.gov

Who hosts/ coordinates it?

Midwest Regional Hosts 

 NOAA, Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory (GLERL) 
 Cooperative Institute for Limnology and Ecosystem Research (CILER),
University of Michigan 
 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 
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