For Immediate Release


Contact: Kenneth Sheinkopf
1679 Clearlake Road
Cocoa, FL 32922-5703
Phone: (321) 638-1007
FAX: (321) 638-1010
FSEC to Host 2007 Middle School Science Bowl
The Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC) has been selected by the U.S. Department of 
Energy to be a regional site for the 2007 Middle School Science Bowl - the fifth 
consecutive year that FSEC has been a host of this event.

The Middle School Science Bowl is a two-part competition featuring a fast-paced 
academic question-and-answer event and an engineering challenge in which students 
design, build and race a model-sized hydrogen fuel cell car.  More than 2,000 
students participated in the 2006 competitions around the country.  The winning 
team in the competition held at FSEC was Harris County Carver Middle School from 
Harris County, Georgia.

Students in grades 6 - 8 from schools in Florida and Georgia will participate in 
the competition held at FSEC on April 7.  Teams are composed of four students with 
a mentor or teacher as coach.  Winning teams from each of the 30 regional sites 
compete in the National Middle School Science Bowl to be held in Denver, June 21-
24, 2007.

Schools interested in participating should contact Susan Schleith at 321-638-1017 
or Penny Hall at 321-638-1018 for more information.

The Florida Solar Energy Center, a research institute of the University of Central 
Florida, is the largest and most active state-supported energy research center in 
the country.  Current research activities include solar water and pool heating, 
solar electric and distributed generation systems, energy-efficient buildings, 
alternative transportation systems, hydrogen fuel, fuel cells and other energy 
areas.  For more information about the center, visit or call 
the FSEC Public Affairs Office at (321) 638-1015.