MSMS Hosts the Regional Middle School Science Bowl
On Saturday, February 3, over 150 middle schoolers, representing seventeen different middle schools from all over the state flocked to the Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science to compete in the Mississippi Regional Middle School Science Bowl. There were a lot of familiar faces at the event, as well as lot of new faces competing for the first time.
Similar to a sporting event, the Regional Middle School Science Bowl competition is set up in a round-robin format of five divisions in the morning, during which all teams will compete, followed by another round-robin involving each division winner with a double-elimination final tournament in the afternoon. The team that answers the most questions correctly will win the top honor as well as an all-expense paid trip to compete in the National Middle School Science Bowl, which is scheduled for April 26-30, 2018, in Washington, D.C courtesy of the United States Department of Energy’s Office of Science. This year’s winner was Northwest Rankin Middle School! Wish them luck as they advance to the national competition.
In addition to the competition, the event showcased some innovative math and science projects. To that end, a representative from the Unmanned Vehicles Department at Mississippi State University did a drone exhibition during the break in between competition rounds. It was a huge hit with both the students and parents in attendance.