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Academic WorldQuest Competition

  • Saturday, March 05, 2016
  • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Hopsitality Center, Southern New Hampshire University


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2016 New Hampshire Academic WorldQuest Competition

 Keynote Address: Deepika Kurup;

Inventor, Scientist and Clean Water Advocate

Saturday, March 5

10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Hospitality Center - Southern NH University

Members of the public are invited to join us: hear from keynote speaker Deepika Kurup, cheer on your favorite team, or play along from the audience!

Directions to campus; see map and photo of Hospitality Center below.

Academic WorldQuest is a competition for NH high school students to test their knowledge of the world!  Teams of 4-5 students compete against each other by answering multiple choice questions about 10 topics in world affairs.  More information


10:00 am - Registration & Snacks

10:30 am- Welcome & Keynote Address

11 am - Competition begins

12 pm - Break & Pizza 

12:30 pm - competition resumes

1:30 pm - winners announced; raffle prizes

Competition is funded, in part, by the Mayer Foundation and the Sidore Foundation


More About Deepika Kurup

Deepika Kurup, a former student at Nashua High School and current student at Harvard University, developed a simple and inexpensive water purification technique using solar energy.  For her invention, she was awarded first prize at the 2012 Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge and the 2014 U.S. Stockholm Junior Water Prize.  In January 2015, Deepika was named as one of Forbes' 30 under 30 in Energy.  

Southern NH University's Hospitality Center;

PARKING -  the Washington Parking Lot (Lot 3 C)