National Science Bowl
A team from Troy High School from Fullerton, California, won the National Science Bowl regional competition at JPL on Jan. 28, 2017. 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 other areas, such as Earth and computer science.

Troy High School, based in Fullerton, California, won the 2017 National Science Bowl regional competition for the second year in a row. University High School of Irvine, California, came in second place. Arcadia High School came in third, while Crescenta Valley High School took the "best sportsmanship award" for the second year in a row.

The National Science Bowl is designed to inspire students to pursue careers in science or math. In its 26-year history, more than 250,000 students have participated in the science bowl.

The 2018 National Science Bowl regional competition will be held January 27, 2018, at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California.

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› Regional Competitions

2018 Participating Schools

Arcadia High School
Calabasas High School
Clark Magnet High School
Crescenta Valley High School
Diamond Bar High School
Dos Pueblos High School
Fairmont Preparatory Academy
Herbert Hoover High School
John Marshall Fundamental
La Canada High School
Maranatha High School
Palos Verdes High School
Palos Verdes Peninsula High School
Rowland High School
San Marino High School
Santa Monica High School
South Hills High School
Temple City High School
Troy High School
University High School
Walnut High School
Whitney High School
Woodbridge High School
Xavier College Prep