Young Science Shark Ready to Go Swimming With the Big Fish
Salmon Bowl – A 13-year-old from Grant High will face the state’s best teens in an ocean sciences competition. As the proxy finishes reading a long-winded algebra equation, Kirben Smoody buzzes in and answers correctly. He listens intently, fixing his eyes on the opposing team. The science bowl competition is neck and neck. But during the round’s halftime, as others in the room discuss in murmurs the mind-bending science and math questions, Kirben’s thoughts drift.
Local Students to Take Part in Salmon Bowl
Sixteen teams from Oregon high schools will test their knowledge of marine sciences on Saturday, during the annual Salmon Bowl competition at Oregon State University. The Oregon Coast Aquarium is fielding a team for the event, made up of area high school students. Interest in the Salmon Bowl, which is sponsored by OSU’s College of Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences, is growing each year, according to Pete Strutton, a faculty member in the college and adviser for the event.