MELBOURNE, FLA. — Florida Tech will hold an InSTEP Ocean Science Bowl competition Saturday, May 10, at 8:30 a.m. 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. Eight teams from the participating InSTEP high
schools, Bayside, Eau Gallie, Palm Bay, Titusville and West Shore, will answer questions in a round-robin style, in ocean-related categories. These include
biology, chemistry, geology and physics as well as technology. The moderator in the auditorium is Gary Wolfe, an Eau Gallie High School marine science
teacher and longtime National Ocean Science Bowl coach. Ralph Turingan, Ph.D., Florida Tech professor of biological sciences, will also moderate.
Coaches are graduate teaching fellows of the InSTEP program. They are Nikki Sublette and Julie Medina of Eau Gallie High School; Angie Johnson of
Titusville High School; Erinn Muller and Holly Sweat of West Shore Junior-Senior High School; and Martha Bademan of Bayside High School. In addition,
former partner school Palm Bay High is participating with teacher Mickey Ratliff as coach of two teams.
The event is modeled after the National Ocean Science Bowl, 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.