Volunteers needed for 23rd annual Kern County Regional Science Bowl

California State University, Bakersfield, is seeking volunteers for the 23rd annual Kern County Regional Science Bowl.

The competition will be 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Saturday, Feb. 14. This is the 18th year this event has been hosted by CSUB. The Kern County Regional Science Bowl is sponsored by California Resources Corporation, Millennium Pension Services, Inc., Aera, and Jon and Lynne Caruthers.

The Kern County Regional Science Bowl features 32 five-member teams from 15 Kern County high schools competing in a question-answer quiz format that encompasses physics, math, computer science and astronomy.

Matches consist of two eight-minute halves. Each match needs four officials: a moderator (to read the questions), a judge (to interpret rules), a timekeeper and a scorekeeper.

The top two teams face off in a double-elimination final. The winner will travel to Washington, D.C., to compete in the National Science Bowl April 30 to May 4. The Naitonal Science Bowl is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy.

Volunteers are needed for Kern County Regional Science Bowl run the event, and local businesses interested in donating prizes for students are also needed. Volunteers must attend one training session – 5:30-7 p.m. Feb. 10, 11 or 12 – to learn about the various positions and the competition rules. Training sessions will be held in Science II Room 285 at CSUB. Volunteers get a t-shirt, morning snack and lunch.

"And volunteers get to watch Kern County's top science students compete,” event organizer and CSUB chemistry professor Roy LaFever said.

All volunteers are welcome, regardless of educational background. For more information or to become a volunteer, contact Elsa Gomez, (661) 654-2030 or egomez25@csub.edu.

You can also register as a volunteer online at www.cs.csubak.edu/ScienceBowl/Volunteer.

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