This year, George Mason University had the pleasure of hosting the 19th annual Chesapeake Bay Bowl on Saturday February 6, 2016. The Chesapeake Bay Bowl is an ocean sciences competition for high school students from the states of Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, and Northern Virginia every year to compete for the title of Chesapeake Bay Bowl champion. The winner of the regional competition will go on to compete in the National Ocean Science Bowl Finals in Morehead, North Carolina. The champion team is granted the title of Ocean Bowl Champions and the students get a chance to participate in their own research project across the country or overseas. This year, our winner was Montgomery Blair High School with Thomas Jefferson High School in close second. It was an exciting event that required the cooperation of several non-profit organizations, the STEM Accelerator Program, and volunteers. Mason continues to collaborate with the University of Delaware to make this competition happen every year. For more information on the Chesapeake Bay Bowl, check out the website at www.chesapeakebaybowl.org or go to www.nosb.org for information on National Ocean Science Bowl.
Submitted by Athena Kalyvas