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National Science Bowl

The Department of Energy's Office of Science sponsors the National Science Bowl competition. This fun, fast-paced academic tournament tests the brainpower of middle and high school student teams on science and math topics.

The National Science Bowl provides an opportunity for students to develop science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) skills in a non-classroom setting.

A photo of the 2018 Colorado Science Bowl winners from Fort Collins High School.

Congratulations to the winners of the 2018 Colorado Science Bowl.

What is the Science Bowl?

This academic tournament challenges students' knowledge of science. Student teams are questioned on life science, math, general science, physical science, and earth 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.

Regional and National Competitions

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. Middle School students go on to participate in the academic math and science competition at the National Science Bowl.

For questions about the Science Bowl, contact the Workforce Development and Education Programs staff.