Area schools compete in regional contest of Science Bowl

Four students from each team face off in a fast-paced, question-and-answer format


High school students will compete this month in the 2020 National Science Bowl, sponsored by the Department of Energy and managed by the department’s Office of Science. The regional competition is March 14 at Dakota Ridge High School in south Jefferson County, 13399 W. Coal Mine Ave.

Four students from each team will face off in a fast-paced, question-and-answer format. The winning team from each of the 50 middle- and 65 high-school regions will compete in the National Finals from April 30 to May 4 in Washington, D.C. At the finals, winning teams can win trips to Alaska and national parks across the country to learn about science in the field, as well as trophies, medals and supplies for their schools’ science departments.

Each year, the National Science Bowl draws more than 14,700 middle and high school competitors. More than 305,000 students have faced off in the finals since the first competition in 1991.

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