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Las Positas College, Sandia host Regional Science Bowl

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POSTED January 21, 2013 9:55 p.m.

LIVERMORE - Las Positas College announced today that the College, in conjunction with its partner and co-sponsor, Sandia National Laboratories will host the 2013 Regional Science Bowl for high school students.

 The event will be next Saturday, Jan. 26, from 8 a.m. until approximately 4 p.m.  on the LPC campus.

The 2013 Science Bowl marks the 14th year consecutive year that Las Positas College will have hosted the regional competition. The event planners are expecting a full complement of 24 teams representing different high schools in the greater East Bay area.

Participants, parents, other students and members of the general community are invited to attend the day-long activities. The schedule of events is:

*8:45 a.m. - Welcome and Participant Pairings

*9:20 a.m. - Round 1 Competition

*Noon - Lunch Break

*1:00 p.m. - Elimination Rounds

*4:00 p.m. - Awards Ceremony

A round robin competition in the morning will begin with bracket selection held in the Main Stage Theater of the Mertes Center for the Arts (building 4000) on the Las Positas College campus. Each Preliminary Round will be approximately one half hour in length, with teams moving from room to room in-between the rounds. Each team will compete with the other teams in its bracket. The top teams from each bracket will advance to the final elimination rounds after lunch.

Members of the general public are especially encouraged to attend the afternoon activities that will include the final Elimination Rounds and Awards Ceremony in the Mertes Center Main Stage Theater.

There is no charge for admittance or parking for this special event. The College is located at 3000 Campus Hill Drive, Livermore 94551. For more information, contact Dean Neal Ely, Ph.D. at (925) 424-1182 or

Las Positas College currently enrolls approximately 8,500 students and offers curriculum for students seeking transfer to a four-year college or university, career preparation, or basic skills education. The College provides university transfer classes, retraining classes for those in need of employment or career advancement, a first-time educational opportunity for many adults, enrichment classes for those seeking a broader perspective, and career and technical training for those entering the technical and paraprofessional work force.

Las Positas College is a learning-centered institution focused on excellence and student success. It is fully committed to supporting Tri-Valley residents in their quest for education and advancement. Las Positas College faculty and staff are distinguished by their energy, creativity, and commitment to making a difference in the lives of the students they serve and the future of the Tri-Valley region.


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