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Council President Riemer to Speak at Maryland High School Science Bowl Competition

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Council President Riemer to Speak at Maryland High School Science Bowl Competition
Montgomery College will host this year’s competition on
January 13, at the Rockville Campus

ROCKVILLE, Md., January 9, 2018—Council President Hans Riemer will be a featured speaker at the Maryland High School Science Bowl Competition on Saturday, January 13 at 8:30 a.m. at Montgomery College’s Rockville Campus, which is located at 51 Mannakee Street. The winner of this regional competition will advance to the National Science Bowl sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) on April 26 - 30, 2018 in Washington, D.C.

The DOE created the National Science Bowl in 1991 to encourage students to excel in mathematics and science and to pursue careers in these fields. More than 275,000 students have participated in the National Science Bowl throughout its 27-year history, and it is one of the nation’s largest science competitions.

This year more than 48 teams from 25 high schools throughout Maryland are expected to compete in the Maryland High School Science Bowl Competition. Montgomery County’s own Montgomery Blair High School has advanced to the National Science Bowl for the last two years, earning ninth place in 2017 and winning it all in 2016. 

“I’m excited to be a part of this year’s Maryland High School Science Bowl Competition which supports STEM based education in Montgomery County,” said Council President Hans Riemer. “For several years I have worked hard to increase County investments in new approaches to STEM and maker learning.  I am looking forward to seeing what these highly talented teams will bring to this year’s competition.”

Council President Riemer has been a strong advocate for increasing resources for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education in the County. He moved to establish a Coding Fund and Maker Fund in the County budget, which provide small grants to community organizations. He hosted the County’s first STEM Summit in early 2017.

For questions or further information, contact Jason Fasteau in the Office of Council President Riemer at 240-777-7964 or Jason.Fasteau@montgomerycountymd.gov.

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