A short piece on the NJ Science Bowl competition that we recently hosted and the software that I am a co-inventor on that is used to keep score and time. Photo and text courtesy of PPPL.
Students from Highland Park High School, at right, compete in the regional tournament of the U.S. Department of Energy's Science Bowl held Mar. 27 at PPPL. PPPL's Andrew Zwicker, second from left, moderates, with Clayton Myers, a graduate student, at his side as a monitor. PPPL's Thomas McGeachen, at center, acts as timekeeper. Winners of the competition from both the high school and middle school levels will compete in Washington, D.C., in May. The center display, invented at the lab, is a patented timekeeping and scorekeeping software called the "Process for Administering Distributed Academic Competitions." The program has been licensed to schools hosting science competitions. Its inventors are Eliot Feibush, Andrew Zwicker, James Morgan and Benjamin Phillips. (Photo by Elle Starkman/PPPL Office of Communications)