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    SATUR DAY, FEBRUA RY 20, 2016 Community College of Allegheny County • South Campus


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    AGENDA 7:30-8:30 a.m. Registration – Mezzanine; CCAC - South Campus

    7:30-8:30 a.m. Volunteer Training

    8:45-9:50 a.m. Welcoming Remarks; CCAC Auditorium

    Lilas Soukup, Science Bowl Coordinator, NETL

    Dr. Charlene Newkirk, Campus President of CCAC South

    Dr. Anthony Cugini, Director, NETL

    The Honorable Tim Murphy, U.S. House of Representatives

    Team Captains Draw for Division Placement and Coach Prize Drawing

    9:50 a.m. Depart Auditorium

    10:00 a.m. Round One

    10:30 a.m. Round Two

    11:00 a.m. Round Three

    11:30 a.m. Round Four

    12:00 p.m. Round Five or First Lunch Allegheny and Ohio Divisions

    12:45 p.m. Round Six or Second Lunch – Monongahela and Youghiogheny Divisions

    1:30 p.m. Round Seven

    2:00 p.m. Round Eight

    2:30 p.m. Round Nine

    3:00 p.m. Round Ten

    3:30 p.m. Round Eleven

    4:00 p.m. Round Twelve

    4:45 p.m. Tie Breaker, if necessary

    4:45 p.m. Teams and Volunteers Check Out – Mezzanine

    Schools Receiving Computers will Pick-up at Circle Driveway

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    DIRECTOR’S MESSAGE Welcome to the 22nd annual Southwestern Pennsylvania Science Bowl. The National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) is once again excited and proud to host this competition and to help foster math and science excellence in our region’s students. We are grateful for the continued support of our partners at the Community College of Allegheny County, South Campus, and the many volunteers whose participation has made this event possible.

    NETL has long been dedicated to encouraging, supporting, and developing scientific inquiry and discovery. We recognize that students are the foundation of our nation’s future. Their understanding and accomplishments in science will prepare them to become leaders, innovators, and successful citizens in our

    increasingly technological society. The Science Bowl truly is an exemplary outreach program that encourages participants to look beyond high school to future post-secondary education and career development in energy science, medicine, robotics, engineering, and communications. These are the paths of discovery we must tread to resolve the energy challenges of tomorrow.

    Today, I wish each of you the best of luck in the competition. We value the time and energy that you and your coaches have invested in preparing for these games. I deeply hope that your involvement in the Science Bowl will be a positive and influential experience that you will carry with you as you venture forth.

    To all of our 2013 Southwestern Pennsylvania Science Bowl contenders, good luck . . . and don’t forget to have fun!

    Dr. Grace Bochenek Director National Energy Technology Laboratory

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    WELCOME to CCAC Dear Participants of the 25th Annual Science Bowl,

    On behalf of the Community College of Allegheny County, welcome to the 25th annual National Science Bowl. CCAC and the National Energy Technology Laboratory have co-sponsored this regional event since its inception 25 years ago. This year, CCAC and our community also celebrates the 50th anniversary of our institution and we sincerely hope that you will join us as we recognize the contributions that we all make to the health and vitality of the region over a half century. A series of events can be found on our website, http://50.ccac.edu.

    For CCAC, the Southwestern Pennsylvania Science Bowl, in partnership with NETL, is just one way for us to showcase our commitment to excellence in science, technology, engineering and mathematics and help to encourage students in our region to pursue careers in the fields.

    We offer engineering technology and aviation classes at South Campus and we are on the cutting edge of science and technology education in the region at all of our campuses and centers. Many students, who participate in the science bowl every year, come to CCAC while they are in high school in our dual enrollment program to obtain transferrable college credit and get a jump on college. Soon, we will also offer our classes in many high schools through our College in the High School program.

    Our credits are transferrable to nearly all colleges in the state and many nationwide . . . even private colleges. CCAC students have successfully transferred to nearly 500 colleges and universities. Long recognized as a leader in healthcare education, CCAC awards the third-highest number of associate’s degrees in nursing nationwide as well as in health careers and related clinical sciences each year among two-year institutions, according to Community College Week Magazine. We also offer many other high-demand programs that prepare individuals for productive careers in our region.

    CCAC is also a wise choice for beginning an educational career with the academic excellence and personal attention you want—but without the debt. Students at CCAC save an average of $23,000 over two years compared to public colleges in the region, and an average of $54,000 over private colleges. A CCAC education is a quality and affordable option for all of you.

    Whatever your educational goals, I hope that your competition will be a challenging and rewarding endeavor that promotes teamwork and fosters a lifelong love of science. We are so glad that you and your coaches, your teachers, your family and your team could join us today. Good luck and best wishes on a wonderful competition.

    Charlene Newkirk, JD Campus President CCAC–South Campus

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    a message from CoNgressmaN mUrPHY

    To the 2016 Science Bowl Participants,

    The history of science in the United States has strong roots Southwestern Pennsylvania from George Westinghouse pioneering the electrical industry, to Jonas Salk who developed the Polio Vaccine, inventors and scientists from our region helped advance American innovation to make our country thrive, succeed, and prosper.

    Today, successes in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and manufacturing make Southwestern Pennsylvania a prime example of how a region can reinvent itself after years of economic downturn. Our top-tier medical facilities lead the world in life- saving research and therapies, while local energy companies and research labs develop exciting breakthroughs that will power our economy into the future. From institutions like the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University to innovation and

    technology companies reinventing the Greater Pittsburgh region.

    In particular, researchers at the National Energy Technology Laboratory and the NIOSH Pittsburgh Research Laboratory in South Park Township are developing clean-coal technologies to keep our skies clean and the lights on. They are also finding ways to safely expand the use of clean-burning natural gas, which supports over 200,000 jobs in Pennsylvania. This research activity and our abundant natural resources mean continued opportunities for young people who study and work hard.

    The Science Bowl helps to showcase your hard work and put your knowledge and skills to the test. I hope you will embrace the challenges of programs like this event as you continue your studies. Doing so will help you to develop the critical thinking skills and passion needed to be a successful scientist.

    I also hope you build upon our region’s rich legacy in science and research to advance our country forward. Through passion and perseverance, you will be helping to build a regional culture that rewards hard work.

    It is a high honor for you to represent your individual schools and thank you to the sponsors and volunteers who make this event a success. Enjoy the Science Bowl, but most importantly, remember if you apply yourself, you will find there is no limit in what you can achieve in life.

    Tim Murphy U.S. House of Representatives

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    Carnegie Science Center Criterion Systems, Inc.

    Engineers’ Society of Western Pennsylvania Equipco

    Nemacolin Woodlands Resort Pennsylvania Coal Alliance, Inc.

    Phipps Conservatory

    Pittsburgh Marriott City Center Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center

    PNC Bank PPG Industries, Inc.

    Sheraton Pittsburgh Airport Hotel SportClips

    Cassidy Catering Waynesburg University

    California University of Pennsylvania Cambria Hotels & Suites Pittsburgh Downtown

    Cambria Suites Washington Carnegie Museum of Art and Natural History

    Crowne Plaza Pittsburgh South DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Pittsburgh –

    Monroeville Convention Center DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Suites –

    Pittsburgh Downtown Embassy Suites - Downtown

    Enterprise Information Services, Inc. Georgia Institute of Technology

    Grove City College Hyatt Regency Pittsburgh International Airport Hilton Garden Inn Pittsburgh University Place

    Hilton Garden Inn Pittsburgh – Southpointe Holiday Inn Express & Suites Pittsburgh – Southpointe Homewood Suites by Hilton – Pittsburgh/Southpointe

    Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) Jump on the Brand Wagon

    Langan La Roche College

    Lakeview Golf Resort & Spa Lifeforce Fitness