Concord University Hosting WV Science Bowl Preliminary Competition

For Immediate Release: 
Oct 24 2018


Sarah M. Pritchett

Concord University 

Office of Advancement 

PO Box 1000, Athens, WV 24712

(304) 384-6312,


After 4 p.m.

Office: 304-384-5211

Cell: 304-320-6405





ATHENS, W.Va. – For the second consecutive year, Concord University will host a 12-county West Virginia Regional Science Bowl high school preliminary competition. On Saturday, November 10, Concord will host high school student teams from counties located in the former RESA 1 and 4 areas. These counties include Raleigh, Summers, Monroe, Mercer, McDowell, Wyoming, Braxton, Webster, Pocahontas, Greenbrier, Fayette, and Nicholas.


Team registrations are due October 31. Onsite check in will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on November 10 in the Concord Student Center building. The welcome ceremony and science keynote presentation begin at 1 p.m. The competition begins at 2 p.m.


The West Virginia Regional Science Bowl ( is affiliated with the National Science Bowl, which is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy. Science Bowl is a tournament-style academic competition which tests students’ knowledge in all areas of science and mathematics. For each RESA area, the top three winning teams in this preliminary competition may advance to state and potentially national competitions. 


The keynote science talk will be given by Dr. Janine Krippner, a volcanologist and widely-known science communicator currently working at Concord University. Dr. Krippner has nearly 20,000 followers on Twitter (@janinekrippner) and is frequently interviewed by media outlets around the world. At Concord, she is part of a project with Concord’s Dr. Stephen Kuehn which seeks to revolutionize how volcanologists manage information about explosive volcanic eruptions.


For additional information or to register a team online for the competition, please see or contact Dr. Stephen Kuehn at or 304-384-6322.




Persons with disabilities should contact Nancy Ellison, 1-304-384-6086 or 1-800-344-6679 extension 6086

if special assistance is required for access to an event scheduled by the University on campus.