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National Science Bowl — High School

A photo of a group of high school students on a stage holding a silver trophy and a blue and white banner that reads, "U.S. Department of Energy National Science Bowl®".

The Department of Energy's Office of Science has sponsored the National Science Bowl® competition for more than 25 years. Since its inception, more than 150,000 high school students from every region of the country have participated. This fun, fast-paced academic tournament tests the brainpower of high school student teams on science and math topics. The National Science Bowl provides an opportunity for students to embrace science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) studies as a primer for collegiate success and future STEM careers.

What is the Science Bowl?

This academic tournament challenges high school students' knowledge of science. Student teams are questioned on earth science, math, general science, astronomy, chemistry, physics, biology, and computer science.

Teams consist of up to five students and a teacher/coach. Four students participate on the team during each period of the competition, and one student serves as an alternate who can substitute for another teammate at halftime. See the Science Bowl rules for more general information.

Colorado Regional High School Science Bowl

The path to the National Science Bowl starts at one of over 60 regional sites throughout the United States and takes place between January and February each year. Please visit the Colorado Regional High School Science Bowl website to find the closest event and start the registration process. The winning team of each regional competition advances to the National Science Bowl competition in Washington, D.C.

The Colorado Regional Middle School Competition is hosted by Western Area Power Administration RMR and held in northern Colorado.

National Competition

The annual National Science Bowl takes place at the end of April or in early May. Top prizes for the National Science Bowl winners have included trips to Alaska, Yellowstone National Park, and one-week science research trips to DOE National Laboratory sites and facilities.

For questions about the Colorado High School Science Bowl, contact Marcus Giron 303-275-3047.