The West Windsor-Plainsboro High School South team won the U.S. Department of Energy’s New Jersey Regional High School Science Bowl at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory on Feb. 23 in a dramatic up-to-the-finish line contest against the Bergen County team with a final score of 88 to 72. The Bridgewater-Raritan Middle School won the Middle School Science Bowl on Feb. 22.
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Andrew Zwicker is a physicist and science educator. A fellow of the American Physical Society, The American Association of Physics Teachers has named him to its list of 75 leading contributors to physics education. He is the Editor of the APS Forum on Physics and Society’s newsletter and a past chair of that Forum. Additionally, he is a past member of the APS Committee on Education. At Princeton University he is a lecturer in the Writing Program and a faculty advisor for freshmen and sophomores.
Plainsboro, New Jersey — Thomas Grover Middle School in West Windsor, N.J., and Princeton High School in Princeton, N.J., placed first at the regional Science Bowls® held Feb. 24 and Feb. 25 at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL).
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