UC Press is happy to announce that we are supporting the National Ocean Sciences Bowl which is organized by the Consortium for Ocean Leadership. The event will take place on April 25-27 at the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C., where high school students are tested on their knowledge of scientific and technical expertise.

The website describes the program and competition:

“The Consortium for Ocean Leadership, representing leading oceanographic institutions universities and aquaria, manages a national academic competition for high schools on topics related to the study of the oceans — the National Ocean Sciences Bowl (NOSB®). The NOSB is a nationally recognized and highly acclaimed high school academic competition that provides a forum for talented students to test their knowledge of the marine sciences including biology, chemistry, physics, and geology. The NOSB was created in 1998 in honor of the International Year of the Ocean and since its inception, the competition has grown to include 25 regional competition locations with 300 schools and over 2,000 students participating annually.”

UC Press congratulates local high school, Mission San Jose in Fremont, CA as the regional winner of the competition in which they won the Sea Lion Bowl, where they competed with other Bay Area schools. The group from Mission San Jose High School will take their smarts to the NOSB at the end of the month with their hopes set on the final prize, in which the top four teams win an experiential trip.