Outreach & Community Involvement
Community involvement is important to the employees of RMOTC. We support many worthwhile activities in the local communities, especially in the critical areas of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education. Here are a few of the ways we work with our neighbors:
- Science Bowl - RMOTC is proud to be a sponsor of the Wyoming Regional Science Bowl.
- Competitive Robotics – Our employees volunteer at the statewide competition held in Casper each year for middle school students.
- Science Olympiad – RMOTC employees join with other community professionals to make this annual high school science competition fun and exciting for future scientists and engineers.
- Classroom experiences – Employees provide talks and demonstrations to support STEM education in area schools.
- Fossil prep classes at the Science Center – Classes visit NPR-3 and work with fossils donated by local geologists and paleontologists.
- Platte River Revival – We participate in the annual clean up of the North Platte River, helping to make the river safe and enjoyable for the many users of this beautiful Casper resource.
- Special event and holiday giving – We enjoy supporting local charity organizations that provide relief for community members in need.
Wyoming Regional Science Bowl
What is the Wyoming Regional Science Bowl?
It’s fast! It’s fun! It’s an academic tournament that challenges high school students’ knowledge of science in a daylong, round robin elimination competition between teams representing Wyoming high schools. Students have 5 seconds to correctly answer questions on earth science, math, general science, astronomy, chemistry, physics, biology, and computer science once they have buzzed in or the question is forfeited to the opposing team. All students receive a Science Bowl T-shirt and welcome bag, and have the opportunity to meet others from across the state with interests similar to their own. Prizes are awarded to the first, second, and third place teams and schools, as well as to the team receiving the Civility Award, as designated by their fellow competitors.
The Wyoming Regional Science Bowl competition is open to any Wyoming high school wishing to participate. Teams from surrounding states may also be eligible. Teams are composed of five students (four team players plus an alternate) and one coach. The coach can be a teacher, parent, or community volunteer.
The 2013 Wyoming Regional Science Bowl will be held on Saturday, February 23, 2013 at Frontier Middle School in Casper. The winning Regional Science Bowl team, will receive an all-expense paid trip to the National Science Bowl, held April 25-May 29, 2013 in Washington D.C.
Registration online, sample practice questions, the all-important rules of the game, and recommended team strategies are available to coaches, prior to the event, at the National Science Bowl website or Click Here.
History of the Wyoming Regional Science Bowl
The Wyoming Regional Science Bowl is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy and RMOTC. The first Wyoming Regional Science Bowl was held in 1999 and has grown to include new Wyoming high schools almost every year. Several of the participating high schools have sent more than one team to this regional competition. Visit the Winners Archive to see past teams that have won and gone on to represent Wyoming high schools in the National Science Bowl in Washington, D.C. The Wyoming Regional Science Bowl is held annually in February.
National Science Bowl
Dedicated to science education and securing a scientific workforce, the U.S. Department of Energy developed the National Science Bowl in 1991 to encourage high school students throughout the United States to excel in math and science, and to pursue careers in those fields. The competition offers students, and the teachers who prepare them, a forum to receive national recognition for their talent and hard work. The National Science Bowl is held in Washington, D.C., and provides an unforgettable experience for students as they tour the Capitol, attend seminars on the latest scientific developments presented by industry and research centers, and compete with students from across the country.