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STUDENTS TEST KNOW-HOW IN TRIAL SCIENCE RACE QUIZ … HOW WOULD YOU DO?

Added: (Tue Mar 05 2002)

Pressbox (Press Release) - What did Albert Einstein win the Nobel Prize for in 1921?
Which metal is the best conductor of electricity?
Which year saw the Challenger shuttle and Chernobyl disasters?

This week, 11-16 year old students up and down the country have been answering these questions as part of a trial run for the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) Science Race. Round one of the real race takes place against the clock at 12.40pm on Friday 8 March 2002, with round two taking place on Friday 15 March at the same time.

A new attraction this year is the launch of the Treasure Hunt, which takes place during Science Week, 8 March – 15 March. Students who have registered on the site will be able to access clues leading to a particular science or engineering related website where a Science Race Icon is to be found.

Schools can register for the race by logging on to www.epsrc-sciencerace.net

ENDS

Issued by Prowse & Company on behalf of EPSRC

Science Race website: www.epsrc-sciencerace.net

Notes to editors:

The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) promotes and supports research and skills development in engineering and the physical sciences for the benefit of industry in the UK and the research base. It also has the role of promoting public awareness of science, engineering and technology. It is the largest of the Government funded UK research councils, with an annual budget of around 400 million. The Schools Science Race has become one of the major highlights of its programme of activities for schools.

Answers to questions:

What did Albert Einstein win the Nobel Prize for in 1921? The Photo Electric Effect
Which metal is the best conductor of electricity? Silver
Which year saw the Challenger shuttle and Chernobyl disasters? 1986


Media enquiries:

Peter Prowse Prowse & Co, 01372 363386, email peter@prowse.co.uk
Jane Sheils Prowse & Co, 01372 363386, email jane@prowse.co.uk
Simon Goldsworthy Project Co-ordinator, 020 8994 2093, email epsrcquiz@aol.com
Geoff Moore EPSRC, 01793 444241, email Geoffrey.moore@epsrc.ac.uk


News release is available online at
http://www.prowse.co.uk/newsf.html

5 March 2002



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