Same So Cal School Wins Regional Science Bowl at JPL Third Year in a Row

first_imgScience and Technology Same So Cal School Wins Regional Science Bowl at JPL Third Year in a Row High school teams had mere seconds to answer complex science and math questions in in the regional round of the National Science Bowl. Published on Monday, January 27, 2020 | 5:05 pm Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Subscribe Make a comment Herbeauty10 Ways To Get Into Shape You’ve Never Tried BeforeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTiger Woods Is ‘Different Man’ 10 Years After ScandalHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHere Are Indian Women’s Best Formulas For Eternal BeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday 10 recommendedShareShareTweetSharePin it Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Top of the News center_img First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community News Business News The winning team from University High School in Irvine, California, took home the trophy in the L.A. regional round of the National Science Bowl on Jan. 25, 2020 at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. This is the third consecutive year they’ve won the regional competition. From left to right, Coach David Knight, James Chen, Nyle Wong, Nicholas Ouyang, Alissa Kopylova and Robert Ni. Image Credit: NASA/JPL-CaltechSouthern California high school students had mere seconds to answer complex science questions that would rattle even the most stalwart rocket scientist in the regional round of the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Science Bowl on Sunday, Jan. 26.The team from University High School in Irvine, California, won first place for the third year in a row at the tournament, which has been hosted by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, for almost three decades. They’ll advance to the national competition, held in Washington from April 30 to May 4.Twenty-three teams competed in this year’s competition, which has become so popular that schools are chosen via a lottery system.John Callas, project manager for the Spirit and Opportunity Mars rovers and manager of the NASA-NSF Exoplanet Observational Research program, has volunteered as a Science Bowl moderator for 26 years. “I’m still impressed with how quickly these young minds can answer a very complicated question. A question that I, today, would have to take out a piece of paper and spend maybe five minutes on doing the calculation, they do within seconds in their heads,” he said. Needless to say, calculators aren’t allowed.One example of a past tournament’s “easy” questions reads: “A famous principle of fluid mechanics, traditionally attributed as the explanation behind lift on an airplane wing, is named after what scientist?”Despite the serious brainwork required, the atmosphere was fun and energetic, with even a milk-and-cookie break in the afternoon.“I love learning science with other people. I love competing, and I think Science Bowl is one of the best competitions out there,” said senior Nyle Wong, captain of University High School’s winning team. “We feel really good — we worked really hard for this.”In between the round-robin and double-elimination rounds, Callas explained astrophysics and Mars exploration and students went to see the Mars 2020 rover in the Spacecraft Assembly Facility. Some former Science Bowl participants have gone on to work at JPL or Caltech, which manages JPL for NASA.“These kids are so smart, and it just reminds you that this is the next generation. And if we can help them get to JPL, a lot of them will come work here, which is great. We just try to give back to the community as much as we can,” said Nancy Kapell, a JPL human resources specialist who has volunteered for the Science Bowl for 17 years.While students may be preparing for careers in STEM, some of them do it purely for the love of science.Sophomore Alissa Kopylova — one of University High’s younger team members —dedicated her summer and free time to studying in order to make the team. “I feel like I got interested in biology when I first came to school, and I felt like it was a great way to expand my ability in this area. And also, the subject interests me to a point where I was willing to do something fun,” she said.Silver medals for second place were given to Santa Monica High School and bronze medals for third place went to Troy High School in Fullerton. Culver City High School won for best sportsmanship. Community News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS More Cool Stufflast_img read more

Highland Radios ‘Beat the Banker’ event raises over €20,000 for charity

first_img 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic WhatsApp By News Highland – October 31, 2015 Pinterest Twitter Google+ EntertainmentHomepage BannerNews Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Google+ Highland Radios ‘Beat the Banker’ event raises over €20,000 for charitycenter_img Previous articleDerry end season with heavy defeatNext articleRoad Safety Officer is open to more safety features in housing estates News Highland WhatsApp Facebook Twitter 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Highland Radios fundraising event ‘Beat the Banker’ was a huge success last night in the Mount Errigal Hotel, raising over €20,000 for charity.The two charities set to benefit from the money raised are the Donegal Down Syndrome Association and ‘Ray of Sunshine Foundation’.The aim is to raise €25,000 by the end of the year, to mark the stations 25th birthday and the generosity shown by local businesses and people in Donegal for last nights event has made the target more achievable.Speaking at the event last night, Shaun Doherty commended all those involved:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Pinterestlast_img read more

Batesville Freshman Boys Basketball vs. Connersville

first_imgThe Batesville boys 9th grade basketball team was defeated by the visiting Connersville Spartans Thursday night by a score of 26-24.The Bulldogs started the game with a great effort and went into halftime up 5. The Spartans responded in the second half with great effort which the Bulldogs could not match. Connersville took a 2 point lead with under a minute to play and Batesville could not get a good look at the basket.For the second game in a row Devin Scripture led all scorers with 10 points, scoring both inside and from 3 point range. Alex Westerfeld also chipped in 6 points.The team is in action again next Monday when they travel to Greensburg to take on the Pirates .Score by quarter vs Connersville:  BHS: 8 16 18 24; CHS: 3 11 20 26.Scoring:  Lane Oesterling 2; Sam Giesting 0; Gus Cooper 3; Nathan Eckstein 0; Devin Scripture 10; Alex Westerfeld 6; Tyler Myers 3; Kevin Salatin 0; and Charlie Prickel 0.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Michael Lanning.last_img read more

Beverly Kuykendall announced as keynote speaker Broward & Beyond Business Conference

first_imgBROWARD COUNTY, FL – Beverly Kuykendall, President of Government Business for Miramar’s American Medical Depot (AMD) and a sought-after speaker and business leader will be the keynote speaker at the 2019 Broward & Beyond Business Conference hosted by the Broward County Office of Economic and Small Business Development on Friday, May 3rd at the Signature Grand in Davie, Florida. Dynamic speaker“Ms. Kuykendall is a dynamic speaker, and we are excited to have her deliver the keynote address at our premier countywide business conference,” said Mr. Sandy-Michael E. McDonald, OESBD Director. “It’s amazing that Broward County is lucky enough to have such a gem in our region, and that she is willing to share her knowledge with our luncheon guests this year.” In her current role at AMD, Kuykendall leads expansion into key areas aligned with its long-term strategic goals. Under her leadership, AMD was awarded a contract to provide more than 1 million hygiene kits for the Syrian Refugee Effort, and a $1.2 billion contract to provide medical supplies to more than 60 VA Medical Centers from Florida to Maine. Kuykendall’s background in relationship development provides context to her facilitative approach to understanding and proposing solutions to difficult economic issues. Recipient of several awardsThe recipient of numerous awards including the 50 Most Powerful Minority Women in Business (Southern California Minority Supplier Development Council), Small Business Champion of the Year (U.S. Small Business Administration, Los Angeles District Office) and South Florida’s 25 Most Influential and Prominent Women in Business and Leadership (Legacy Magazine), Kuykendall has worked with Proctor & Gamble, American Hospital Supply, Xerox and Herman Miller. Prior to AMD, she served as president and CEO of Federal and Commercial Contracts, Inc. (FCCI). She has a B.S. in Business Management from Cal Poly University and an MBA from Pepperdine University. The 2019 Broward & Beyond Business Conference is held during World Trade Month and National Small Business Week and is anticipated to attract over 650 entrepreneurs, business owners and professionals. Conference theme: “Level Up Your Business” The conference theme “Level Up Your Business” exemplifies the event’s purpose of providing an interactive learning experience for attendees in any phase of the business cycle interested in business opportunities and development across various industries. This event supports the vision of the Broward County Board of County Commissioners of a vibrant economy with a diverse, skilled workforce, in a County offering unique advantages that attract all types of businesses to create equitable, countywide prosperity and the value of ensuring economic opportunities for all people and businesses in Broward. For more conference information, contact the Office of Economic and Small Business Development by phone at 954-357-6400, email [email protected] or visit Registration is free and open to the public; however, seating is limited (first come, first served). Sponsorship opportunities are still available; visit the online sponsorship portal or contact Maribel Feliciano, OESBD Assistant Director, at 954-357-6400.last_img read more