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18th Annual Blue Lobster Bowl program
Kathryn Shroyer 2015 23 pp. MITSG 15-01 $5.50 DOM / $7.50 INT ORDER HARDCOPY
MIT Sea Grant College Program organized and hosted the 17th annual Blue Lobster Bowl (BLB) at MIT on February 28, 2015. The tournament included 120 participants from 15 Massachusetts high schools and was free and open to the public. MIT Sea Grant research scientists and partners also offered information to students on marine science and ocean engineering careers.
The student teams were split into divisions and tested in classrooms across campus through thought-provoking team challenge questions and quick-answer buzzer questions. The history of the competition, and the rules and roles of officials are explained in the program.
BLB question topics include marine biology, chemistry, geology, physics, navigation, geography, and related ocean history, literature, and public policy. The BLB regional competition is part of the National Ocean Sciences Bowl (NOSB), which is a program of the Consortium for Ocean Leadership based in Washington, D.C. Through this educational forum, the NOSB strives to encourage and support the next generation of marine scientists, policy makers, teachers, explorers, researchers, technicians, environmental advocates and informed citizens, to be stewards of the ocean.