The U.S. Department of Energy National Science Bowl Winners
The U.S. Department of Energy National Science Bowl for high school students began in 1991, and, due to its increasing success, the middle school version took off in 2003. Teams of four (with one alternate and one faculty advisor) are put up against competing teams and quizzed in biology, physics, chemistry, astronomy, general science, earth science and mathematics. Another part of the tournament is the hydrogen fuel cell model car race, in which top teams receive trophies and prizes amounting to $7,500 for their schools. You can check out the high school and middle school winners from the past on the Web site.
From January through March, teams take part in regional elimination competitions around the U.S. The leading team from each regional tournament then goes to the National finals in Washington, D.C.
Want to be a contestant? Fill out the forms provided here for high school and middle school students, then send them to your regional science bowl coordinator.