– Florida Tech will hold an InSTEP Ocean Science Bowl competition on Saturday, April 8, from 9 a.m. to noon. InSTEP: Integrated Science Teaching
Enhancement Partnership, is a relationship between Florida Tech and Brevard Public Schools, funded by the National Science Foundation.
The competition, open to the public, will be held in the F.W. Olin Life Sciences Building auditorium. Teams from Bayside, Cocoa, Palm Bay and Rockledge
high schools will answer questions in a round-robin style, in ocean-related categories. These include biology, chemistry, and physics as well as such
non-scientific disciplines, such as history, economics and culture. The judge is Gary Wolfe, an Eau Gallie High School marine science teacher and long-time
National Ocean Science Bowl coach.
Coaches are Florida Tech graduate students, Erin Emerson and Matt Scripter, for Bayside High; Phil Gravinese and Angela Johnson, for Cocoa High; Charles
Mulligan and Diana Raper for Palm Bay High; and Pamela Christian and Nadine Noorhasen-Smith for Rockledge High School.
The event is modeled after the National Ocean Science Bowl. This is a competition sponsored by the Consortium for Oceanographic Research and Education. It
is intended to increase student understanding and knowledge of ocean-related topics and fields.
For more information, contact Jennifer Hanselman at (321) 674-7989.