Science Bowl Winners

February 14, 2007
Kathy Miller, 661/654-2456, or
Michele Newel, 661/654-2720,

Stockdale High School was the big winner at the 15th annual Kern County Regional Science Bowl held on the CSUB campus Saturday (Feb. 10).

The Stockdale Blue winning team included Siri Grandhe, David Kimber, Justin Koh, Guy Rodgers and Joy Wang. The team now advances to the National Science Bowl sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy, which will be held in Washington, D.C., April 26-30. Stockdale's coach was Stephan Kiouses.

The Stockdale Red team came in second and the East Bakersfield High School Blue team finished third.

Other high schools that had teams competing at this year's Science Bowl were Foothill, Farmersville, Golden Valley, Mojave, North, Taft Union, Tehachapi, Highland, Liberty and West.

Thomas Meyer, computer science professor and Science Bowl coordinator, said 27 teams competed in a fast-paced, question-answer format that covered such subjects as physics, biology, chemistry, math, earth science, computer science and astronomy.

Meyer said the teams were divided into four groups of eight. Teams competed in a round-robin tourney in Dorothy Donahoe Hall, with each team having seven matches.

Science Bowl matches consist of two 10-minute halves. Only four of the five team members may compete at one time, but teams may substitute during match halftimes.

The top two teams from each group advanced to the finals in the afternoon, where they competed in a double-elimination round.

Each match had four officials: a moderator, who read the questions, a rules judge, a timekeeper, and a scorekeeper. A group of scientific judges ruled on any conflicts.

The winning team from Stockdale will compete against the winners of 60 other regional science bowls during the national competition.

For more information about the Science Bowl please call Meyer at (661) 654-2104, or e-mail him at