Twenty High Schools to Compete Saturday in 2015 Maryland Science Bowl  at Montgomery College

Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett Scheduled to Give Opening Remarks

Some of the state’s top high school math and science students will compete at the 2015 Maryland Science Bowl on Saturday, January 17, at Montgomery College-Rockville. The winning team will advance to the National Science Bowl this spring, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy.

Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett and Adrian P. Chapman, President and Chief Operating Officer, WGL Holdings, Inc. and Washington Gas, are scheduled to speak at the event. WGL has signed on as the event’s lead sponsor for a fourth year.

Forty-seven teams from 20 schools are expected to participate in this annual quiz-style, round-robin academic competition. The Maryland Science Bowl tests students’ knowledge in biology, chemistry, earth and space science, energy, mathematics and physics, culminating in a final match between the top two teams.

Participants will also hear from Ashley Llorens, an electrical engineer at Johns Hopkins University’s Applied Physics Laboratory. In addition to his work managing passive solar automation projects for the U.S. Navy, Llorens also has built a music career as a lyricist, producer and hip hop artist known as SoulStice.

Teams will travel to the Rockville Campus of Montgomery College from Baltimore City and seven Maryland counties—Allegany, Calvert, Frederick, Harford, Howard, Montgomery and Prince George’s.

In addition to WGL, the Maryland Science Bowl is sponsored by QIAGEN Sciences, the Office of Montgomery College/Montgomery County Public Schools Partnerships, Montgomery College’s Biological and Chemical Sciences Unit and the Montgomery College Foundation.

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