PITTSBURGH—Students from 15 area middle schools will compete in the 2010 Southwestern Pennsylvania Science Bowl from 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, February 27, at the Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) South campus, 1750 Clairton Road (Route 885), West Mifflin. About 18 teams totaling nearly 90 students will compete in the region’s first middle school competition.
Winning teams earn cash prizes for their school science departments, and the top finishers will travel to Washington, D.C., to compete in the National Science Bowl from April 29 to May 4.
The high school competition last weekend, also at CCAC–South, drew nearly 40 teams from about two dozen schools. Teams from State College, Pittsburgh Allderdice and Bethel Park advanced to the next round of competition.
The Community College of Allegheny County is the largest institution of postsecondary higher education in Pennsylvania. The college serves 30,000 credit students through 170 degree and certificate programs and offers thousands of lifelong learning non-credit and workforce development courses to 35,000 students annually. Incorporating a learning-centered environment committed to the future of the region, CCAC continues to expand its reach through innovative programming and accessible instruction offered via convenient day, evening, weekend and online courses. With four campuses and six centers serving Allegheny County and surrounding communities, CCAC endeavors to fulfill its mission to provide affordable access to quality education and offer a dynamic, diverse and supportive learning environment that prepares the region’s residents for academic, professional and personal success in our changing global society.