02.24.14

24 Teams Win Regional National Science Bowl Competitions, Secure Spots in National Finals in Washington, D.C.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz today announced that 24 teams of middle and high school students won their regional competitions for the 2014 National Science Bowl this past weekend and are advancing to the National Finals in Washington, D.C., in April.

“The National Science Bowl challenges students to excel and heightens their interest in fields vital to America’s continued scientific advancement,” Energy Secretary Moniz said. “Congratulations to these students for advancing to the National Finals. I wish them the best of luck in the competition.”

The National Science Bowl brings together thousands of middle and high school students from across the country to compete in a fast-paced question-and-answer format where they solve technical problems and answer questions on a range of science disciplines including biology, chemistry, Earth and space science, physics and math.

The teams that won their qualifying regional competitions this past weekend and are advancing to the National Finals are:

  • Alabama: Auburn Junior High School in Auburn
  • California:
    • Hopkins Junior High School in Fremont
    • Tokay High School in Lodi
    • Harvard-Westlake School in Studio City (High School)
  • Connecticut: Mansfield Middle School in Storrs
  • Washington, D.C.: Woodrow Wilson High School
  • Georgia:
    • Walton High School in Marietta 
    • Wesleyan School in Peachtree Corners (Middle School)
  • Iowa: Ames Middle School in Ames
  • Illinois: Mother McAuley High School in Chicago
  • Indiana: Sycamore School in Indianapolis (Middle School)
  • Kentucky: Calloway County High School in Murray
  • Michigan: Greenhills School in Ann Arbor (High School)
  • Missouri: Sperreng Middle School in St. Louis
  • New Jersey: JDroids Science Club in Wayne (Middle School)
  • North Carolina: North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics in Durham (High School)
  • Ohio: Dublin Scioto High School in Dublin
  • Pennsylvania: State College Area High School in State College
  • Tennessee: Oak Ridge High School in Oak Ridge
  • Texas:
    • Lubbock High School in Lubbock
    • Brandeis High School in San Antonio
    • Keystone School in San Antonio (Middle School)
  • Washington:
    • Lincoln Middle School in Pullman
    • Hanford High School in Richland

A series of regional middle school and high school tournaments are being held across the country from January through March. Winners will advance to April’s National Science Bowl in Washington, D.C., for the final middle school and high school competitions.

The top 16 high school teams and the top eight middle school teams in the National Finals will win $1,000 for their schools’ science departments. Prizes for the top two high school teams for the 2014 National Science Bowl will be announced at a later date.

The high school team that won the 2013 National Science Bowl received a nine-day, all-expenses-paid science trip to Alaska, where they learned more about glaciology, marine and avian biology, geology and plate tectonics. The second-place high school team at the 2013 National Science Bowl won a five-day, fully guided adventure tour of several national parks, which included a whitewater rafting trip.

More than 225,000 students have participated in the National Science Bowl since it was established in 1991, and it is one of the nation’s largest science competitions. Approximately 14,000 students competed in the National Science Bowl last year and more are expected to participate this year.

DOE’s Office of Science manages the National Science Bowl Finals competition. More information is available on the National Science Bowl website.

Last modified: 9/24/2014 1:55:28 PM