A team of students from Mount Sinai High School are advancing to compete in the National Ocean Sciences Bowl after winning the regional contest last weekend.
The Mount Sinai students won the Bay Scallop Bowl hosted by Stony Brook University, which is one of 22 regional competitions that test students’ knowledge of ocean science through buzzer-style, multiple-choice questions and open-ended team challenge questions.
The Mount Sinai team will join winners from the regional contests in Long Beach, Mississippi from April 16 to April 19 to compete in the National Ocean Sciences Bowl finals.
Students on Mount Sinai’s championship team include Katherine Fedotov, Aaron Angress, Arielle Mule’, Matthew Miller and Jonathon Jacobson. They are coached by Andy Matthews and Glynis Nau-Ritter.
The National Ocean Sciences Bowl is a program of the Consortium for Ocean Leadership that aims to build the next generation of marine scientists, policy makers, teachers, explorers, researchers, technicians, environmental advocates and informed citizens through education of timely and relevant ocean science topics. This year’s competition theme is Understanding Human, Economic, and Environmental Resiliency in the Gulf of Mexico, which comes on the 10-year anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, considered to be the largest marine oil spill ever, and marks a critical turning point in gulf research.