HIGH SCHOOLS TO COMPETE IN DWP SCIENCE BOWL.
A battle of the brains is set for today when 48 teams from 30 Los Angeles high schools compete in the Department of Water and Power regional Science Bowl for a chance to go to the national competition.
Numerous San Fernando Valley schools will be there to test their science, math and technology skills.
North Hollywood High School took the regional title last year and placed second in the National Science Bowl. The El Camino Real Academic Decathlon champions are newcomers to the competition this year.
The competition is modeled after the GE College Bowl television game show. Two teams of four students each answer questions from a moderator.
The teams will compete in round-robin play starting at 8:30 a.m. The top 18 teams go on to a double elimination championship tournament at 1 p.m.
Bill Nye The Science Guy will moderate the last round.
The event is held at the Department of Water and Power headquarters, 111 N. Hope St. in downtown Los Angeles.
The DWP Science Bowl includes public schools in the Los Angeles Unified School District and private and parochial schools in the city of Los Angeles.