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MIT Hosts Science Bowl

By Vipul Bhushan
Senior Editor

"What's the world's deepest freshwater lake?" was one of the easier questions at the New England Regional Science Bowl held at MIT Saturday.

Twenty teams of high school students competed for the right to travel to the National Science Bowl in Washington, D.C. this April to face-off against 40 to 50 other teams from across the country.

The contest used a double elimination format, where teams of four faced off against each other to answer questions in seven areas of science. It was conducted with the help of almost one hundred MIT community volunteers, including students, staff, and a few professors.

The final contest pitted Newton North High School against Lexington High School in Room 26-100. Newton North prevailed, 80-44.

The Science Bowl was sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy, the Laboratory for Nuclear Science, the Bates Linear Accelerator Center, the School of Science, and the Plasma Fusion Center.

By the way, the world's deepest freshwater lake is Lake Baikal in Russia.