Maranatha Participates in the 2018 National Science Bowl Competition
Maranatha’s Science Bowl team, led by science teacher and team coach Mr. Girma Aleme and supported by parent volunteer and JPL Scientist Dr. Shouhua Huang, competed on January 27 in the 2018 National Science Bowl Competition, a nationwide academic competition that is designed to inspire students to pursue careers in science or math.
Each year, over 10,000 students nationwide apply to compete in one of over 100 regional Science Bowl competitions, which are funded by the U.S. Department of Energy. In the greater Los Angeles area (including Los Angeles County and Orange County), approximately 200 schools apply and 24 high schools get selected to participate in the regional competition at Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena.
Members of the Maranatha Science Bowl team met weekly to practice and study for the STEM competition. The Science Bowl competition uses a format that tests students’ knowledge in all areas of science, with test areas that included chemistry, biology, physics, mathematics, energy science, earth, and space. This year, the Maranatha Science Club was selected to participate in the competition for the fourth year in a row, and beat two teams with times of 62:38 and 38:32, another significant achievement.