continuing its long history of support for the
National Ocean Sciences
Bowl (NOSB), a team competition which
challenges high school students' knowledge of the ocean, the Gulf of Mexico Foundation furnished $2,500 for the 2010 Loggerhead
Challenge, a regional NOSB
competition held in Corpus Christi, Texas, on February 6, 2010.
Teams from several high schools from the southern
half of Texas participated in the
all-day regional competition held at Texas A&M; University-Corpus Christi
and sponsored by
Sea Grant Texas. The
winning team, Star Charter School from Austin, will move
on to the national competition held in April in
Washington D.C., where they will face other regional winners from across the country.
LOGGERHEAD CHALLENGE WEBSITE
The National Ocean Sciences Bowl is a national
competition sponsored by the Consortium for Oceanographic Research and Education
based in Washington DC. The program seeks to interest students in the ocean
sciences as a college major
and potential career. NOSB strives to generate student interest in the
ocean sciences, to improve awareness of the ocean,
coast and Great Lakes, and to create an “ocean
literate” society. Inaugurated in 1998, the NOSB
provides an educational forum for students to excel
in math and science and to receive national
recognition for their diligence and talents.
The event is a tournament-style academic competition designed
to challenge and recognize high school student
knowledge of math and science in the context of the
oceans. The round-robin, double-elimination competition
consisted of toss-up and short-answer team challenge
questions within the scientific and technical
disciplines used to study the oceans.
Winning teams from each of the regional competitions held across the nation
each year advance to the National Ocean Sciences Bowl. All winning teams are offered transportation and room and
board for the final competition.
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