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.
2018 Participating SchoolsArcadia 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