A team from Longfellow Middle School took second place in the 2012 U.S. Department of Energy National Science Bowl this week in competition at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C.
Nearly 14,000 students have competed in regional tournaments since January, in which teams of four or five students were tested via a fast-paced Jeopardy-style format on a range of science-related topics including biology, chemistry, earth science, physics, astronomy and math. Beginning last Saturday, 113 regional middle and high school finalists competed in the Energy Department’s National Science Bowl Finals in Washington, D.C.
Hopkins Junior High School, of Fremont, Calif., defeated Longfellow Middle School in the middle school national championship match.
Longfellow Middle School team members are Keaton Lee, Beau Tyler, Kunal Naik, Ross Dempsey, Tarun Kamath, and Ryan Golant, and the coach is Jim Bradford.
The top 16 high school and eight middle school teams in the competition received a cash prize of $1,000 for their schools’ science departments.