Members of IUP’s Alpha Chi Sigma chapter, the national fraternity specializing in the field of chemistry, will participate in the National Science Bowl on Saturday, February 20, 2010.
Several student volunteers will depart IUP at 5:45 a.m. on Saturday and drive to the Community College of Allegheny County where, for the third consecutive year, they will assist in running the high school preliminary/round robin competition of the 2010 Southwestern Pennsylvania Science Bowl.
IUP students will participate by asking high school student competitive science questions, judging their answers, timing the contests, and making sure the contest rules are followed. During intermissions, the students will be on hand for Q&A with high school students who are interested in pursuing science as their college career.
The contestants, chosen to represent their high schools, work as a team in a Jeopardy-style round of questions and compete against other high school teams. Winning teams continually advance to the next round, and can move forward to future contests—eventually competing in a national competition.
The contest is geared towards students who are interested in pursuing degrees in chemistry, biology, physics, geology, and astronomy.
Department of Chemistry