High school students to take part in BU's annual Science Iditarod

High school students to take part in BU's annual Science Iditarod

For immediate release: April 6, 2009

BLOOMSBURG — High school students will compete in Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania's annual Science Iditarod Friday, April 17, beginning at 9 a.m. in Hartline Science Center.

The BU Science Iditarod is an annual science quiz-bowl competition for participating teams from regional high schools. Teams of students will be asked trivia questions regarding geosciences, biology, chemistry and physics. The top two scoring teams will go head-to-head in the all-science "super round" for the championship.

This year's competing schools include: Pittston Area, Shikellamy, Hughesville, East Juniata, Upper Dauphin Area, Mount Carmel Area, Muncy, Shamokin Area, Berwick Area and Wyoming Area high schools and MMI Preparatory School.

For more information about the event, contact Toni Trumbo-Bell, associate professor of the chemistry, at tbell@bloomu.edu or (570) 389-4321.

Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. The university serves approximately 8,000 students, offering comprehensive programs of study in the colleges of Professional Studies, Business, Liberal Arts and Science and Technology.

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