The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) National Science Bowl® is a nationwide academic competition that tests students’ knowledge in all areas of science and mathematics. Middle and high school student teams from diverse backgrounds are comprised of four students, one alternate, and a teacher who serves as an advisor and coach. These teams face-off in a fast-paced question-and-answer format, being tested on a range of science disciplines including biology, chemistry, Earth science, physics, energy, and math.
The Department of Energy (DOE) created the National Science Bowl in 1991 to encourage students to excel in mathematics and science and to pursue careers in these fields. Approximately 315,000 students have participated in the National Science Bowl® throughout its 30-year history, and it is one of the nation’s largest science competitions.
Beginning in January each year, more than 9,000 high school students and 5,000 middle school students will compete in 65 high school and 50 middle school regional Science Bowl tournaments. The U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science manages the National Science Bowl®, and sponsors the NSB finals competition. The Department of Energy's Office of Science is the single largest supporter of basic research in the physical sciences in the United States, and is working to address some of the most pressing challenges of our time.
- Despite having organized in the 2019-2020 school year, our JCHS team(s) have quickly become top competitors. In the 2020-2021 school year, Team A placed 2nd in the State!
- If you are interested in competing in Science Bowl, join our GroupMe.
- We typically meet once a week during Refuel. Meetings on Covid lunch schedule TBD, but will likely be after school.
- We do not have information yet on whether our competition will be virtual, or if we will once again travel to ASMS in Mobile. Fees for Science Bowl will be $10 plus travel expenses if we go to Mobile. More info coming soon!