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Date: January 15, 2009
Media Contacts: Elizabeth Homan, 240-567-7970; Marcus Rosano, 240-567-4022

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Montgomery College Hosts 2009 Maryland State Science Bowl This Saturday

SATURDAY, JANUARY 17, 2009, 8:30 A.M.
Montgomery College, Rockville Campus
51 Mannakee Street, Rockville, MD

Montgomery College will host the Maryland High School Regional National Science Bowl Competition at its Rockville Campus this Saturday, January 17. Twelve teams will compete for the state crown including defending champion Thomas S. Wootton High School from Rockville. The winning team from Maryland will advance to the 19th annual U.S. Department of Energy’s National Science Bowl, which will be held in Washington, D.C., in May 2009.

The day’s events are as follows:
8:30 a.m.: Opening Remarks, Campus Center
9 a.m.: Round One, Science West, Rooms 040, 105, 111; Science East, Room 226
Noon – 1 p.m.: Lunch break and guest speaker*
1:30 p.m.: Round Two, Science West, Rooms 105, 111
3:30 p.m.: Semifinals, Theatre Arts Arena
4:30 p.m.: Final Match, Theatre Arts Arena
5 p.m.: Closing ceremony, trophy presentation

* Dr. Rasmus Birn will address the contestants during their lunch break. Dr. Birn is a staff scientist in the Section on Functional Imaging Methods Laboratory of Brain and Cognition, Intramural Research Program at the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), National Institutes of Health, in Bethesda, Maryland.

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Montgomery College is a public, open admissions community college with campuses in Germantown, Rockville, and Takoma Park/Silver Spring, plus workforce development/continuing education centers and off-site programs throughout Montgomery County, Md. The College serves nearly 60,000 students a year, through both credit and noncredit programs, in more than 100 areas of study.

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