Juneau Douglas First Place Repeats at Ocean Sciences Bowl -JUDGED by UAS Faculty
High school students from 14 Alaska communities on 20 teams competed in the annual Alaska Tsunami Ocean Sciences Bowl.
Photo Caption: L-R: UAS Anchorage Recruiter Rekann Keppinger, Professor of Biology Sherry Tamone, UA Regent Patricia Jacobson, (Center) Assistant Professor of Marine Biology Carolyn Bergstrom
High school students from 14 Alaska communities on 20 teams competed in the annual Alaska Tsunami Ocean Sciences Bowl in Seward in early February. The 2011 overall winners (knowledge quiz plus research project) were Absolute Vorticity from Juneau-Douglas High School, first place; Tiger Sharks from Mat-Su Career and Technical High School, second place; and Auto-Eviscerators from Cordova, third place. The first and second place teams received $2,000 tuition waivers from UAS and UAF.
Marine Biology faculty Carolyn Bergstrom and Sherry Tamone attended the 2011 event. This is a statewide competition focused on the Marine Sciences (Oceanography, Chemistry, Geology, Biology). Rekann Keppinger (UAS recruiter) also attended and together with Board of Regents member, Patricia Jacobson, Sherry, Carolyn, and Kayla Harrison, formed one of the 12 judging teams required to make this competition a success.