University High School science bowl team pictured above, winners of the JPL Regional Science Bowl competition at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. This group of students went on to win the National Science Bowl Championships in Chevy Chase, Md. Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech
The National Science Bowl®, is a nationwide academic competition that tests students' knowledge in all areas of science. Competing teams from diverse backgrounds are composed of four students, one alternate and a teacher who serves as an advisor and coach. Coordinated by the Department of Energy, this round robin/double elimination tournament challenges high school students with questions about chemistry, biology, physics, mathematics and astronomy, as well as general, earth and computer science. This past year over 15,000 students participated in 120 regional competitions at both the high school and middle school levels, and winners from each of these events received an opportunity to compete in the National Science Bowl finals in Washington, D.C.
The National Science Bowl high school competition has been in existence for 23 years and has seen the participation of nearly 200,000 students. The 2014 JPL Regional Science Bowl will be held on Saturday, February 1, 2014, at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena. Twenty-four teams of students and coaches from local high schools will be able to participate in this event. The winner of the JPL Regional Science Bowl will have the opportunity to compete in the National Science Bowl finals in Washington, DC, on April 24 - April 28, 2014.
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