Elizabeth City State University's School of Mathematics, Science and Technology
recently hosted its Science Bowl Competition during the Annual Research Week.
Five teams representing each of the school's five departments -- Department of Biology
and Marine Environmental Science; Department of Chemistry, Geology and Physics; Department
of Mathematics and Computer Science; Department of Pharmacy and Health Professions;
and the Department of Technology - competed in the Science Bowl. The event provided
students with an opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge in the STEM areas -- science,
technology, engineering and mathematics.
Dean Harry Bass congratulated students on their participation in a very challenging
contest. He assured the students that the information they were tested on likely will
appear on tests very important to their future.
"This experience does not end here. You will see these questions again on the numerous
qualifying exams for graduate and professional schools," he said.
The atmosphere in the competition room was charged with excitement as department chairpersons,
faculty and students sat directly behind the teams representing their field of study.
Forty questions from the STEM disciplines were the basis of questions posed to each
team. Graduate students Jennifer Van Wyck and Rachel Parker recorded scores as teams
raced to produce the answers. Dr. Leon Pringle, adjunct professor of biology, and
Dr. Gloria Payne, chair of the Department of Biology and Marine Environmental Science,
coordinated the event with the assistance of research operations managers Dr. Jacqueline
Poole of the Department of Chemistry, Geology and Physics and Sheryl Bradford of the
Department of Biology and Marine Environmental Science.
The Chemistry, Geology and Physics team won first place, with team members Quachel
Bazile, Winnie Harrell, Ryan Lawrence and Crystal Yelverton each receiving a $100
The Biology and Marine Environmental Science team won second place. Team members Christopher
Fightmaster, Khushboo Patel, Budour Mohammed and Tanisha Searles each received a $75
The Pharmaceutical Sciences team members earned $50 each. Pharmaceutical Sciences
team members Mili Patel, Amanda Piwowaiski won $50 each.
Mathematics and Computer Science team members Kenya Robinson, Torrey Daniel, Tederal
R. Burwell and Dwayne Brooks each received $25, along with Technology team members
Joshua M. Rhodes, Jeffrey M. Durham, Michael L. Suttan and Erick Lanier.
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