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Texas and Florida Schools Win Middle School Science Bowl
A team of students from College Station Middle School in College Station, Texas, proved best in the nation at answering science questions, but the team from Andrew Jackson Middle School in Titusville, Florida, had the fastest car—the fastest solar-powered car, that is.
The National Middle School Science Bowl, sponsored by DOE and General Motors, challenges middle-school students to learn about math and science. In late June, DOE's National Renewable Energy Laboratory and the Colorado School of Mines hosted the second annual competition, which featured an academic session and a model solar car competition. Sixteen teams of students from around the country had to first win regional competitions before they could compete in the national event. The middle school competition is a spin-off of DOE's highly successful National Science Bowl, an academic competition for high school students. See the NREL and DOE press releases, as well as the National Middle School Science Bowl Web site.