City’s Brightest Science Students Compete at 17th LADWP Science Bowl
College Scholarship Money and a Trip to Washington DC in Play for Contenders
Los Angeles – More than 300 students on 42 teams from 33 public, charter and private high schools throughout Los Angeles will compete at the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) Science Bowl Regional Competition this Saturday, February 28, from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Department’s downtown headquarters located at 111 North Hope Street.
A proud LADWP tradition and excellent example of the Department’s commitment to the Los Angeles educational community, Science Bowl enters its 17th year of testing the city’s sharpest students’ reflexes, teamwork skills and knowledge of science, math and technology in a fun competitive atmosphere following a television game show format.
LADWP Chief Executive Officer and General Manager David Nahai said, “Science Bowl competitors are students from all backgrounds and areas of the city who share a love of science, a subject dear to the people of our Department. We are proud to host this competition which has attained such acclaim that colleges actually look to students’ successes at the event as hallmarks of academic achievement.”
This year’s competing teams will vie for a combined $25,000 in college scholarship money to students and prizes to their respective high schools. First place team members will each receive the $1,000 Hitachi Scholarship and $2,000 will go to their school. The winning team will travel to Washington, D.C., April 30 to May 5 to represent the city and the regional competition at the U.S. Department of Energy National Science Bowl, where LADWP regional championship teams have among the best records, having won four national titles and additional trophies in nine out of the last 13 years.
Sponsors of this year’s LADWP Science Bowl include Hitachi, Gelson’s Markets, the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, CityView Channel 35, the Engineers’ Council, the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) and the U.S. Department of Energy.
Additional LADWP Educational Programs include the Los Angeles Infrastructure Academy, the Youth Service Academy, the Adopt-A-School Program, the Times in Education Program, and a partnership with LAUSD involving the development of new classroom lessons on renewable energy and conservation.