National Ocean Sciences Bowl

No. 473: Featuring Laura Ingalls, Flash Gordon, well-seasoned scallops and our first Innovators of the Year

  Never ceases to amaze: Don’t know how you do it, dear reader, but here you are again – another workweek winding down and another hard-earned weekend coming up. Well done! Numerical order: It’s Friday, Feb. 7 – notable to mathematicians, who of course know the date best as E Day, which celebrates the mathematical constant e (a.k.a. Euler’s number), which needless to say has a value of 2.7182818… (it goes on for quite a…


Mustangs bring home the bacon in 2020 Scallop Bowl

By GREGORY ZELLER // Hold the lemon and butter – it’s not that kind of scallop bowl. Instead, the Bay Scallop Bowl is a regional academic competition focused on oceanic sciences, designed to test students’ knowledge through buzzer-style lightning rounds, multiple-choice questions and other team challenges. Part of the annual National Ocean Sciences Bowl competition, the regional round was hosted Feb. 1 by Stony Brook University, with students from Mount Sinai High School once again…