TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) – On Saturday local middle school students showed off their skills in the classroom during the science bowl regionals.
Students from eleven middle schools across Indiana participated in the quiz style competition at Indiana State University.
The students answered questions from all different science categories.
More than 225,000 students nationwide have participated in the annual event since 1991. The competition started in hopes of inspiring younger students to pursue careers in math and science.
“It’s a great event to get kids excited about learning math and science,” said Jeff Kinne, assistant professor of Computer Science at ISU. “Various people say there’s a shortage of people who are qualified for math and science jobs and this kind of gets the kids excited at an early age.”
The winner of the regional competition receives an all expense paid trip to Washington D.C. to compete in the national science bowl this April.