High School Science Bowl at WSC

WAYNE – After middle school teams from across Nebraska competed in Regional Science Bowl competition, high school students will make their way to the Wayne State campus.

King Science and Technical Magnet middle school from Omaha won the 17th annual Nebraska Middle School Science Bowl this past weekend.

Lux (Lincoln) middle school placed second, Millard North (Omaha) middle school took third, McMillan Magnet (Omaha) middle school finished fourth while the Wayne middle school rounded out the top five teams. Schoo (Lincoln) middle school receive the Team Civility award.

Next up will be the 25th annual Nebraska High School Science Bowl on Saturday, February 8.

Each team is made up of four students, one alternate and a teacher serving as a coach. Teams will have to be quick and have a vast knowledge of astronomy, biology, computer science, physics, chemistry, math and earth sciences. Competing teams will answer questions in a round-robin and then a double elimination tournament.

The winning team at each level receives an all-expense paid trip to the National Science Bowl in Washington D.C. The 2020 national competition is April 30 – May 4, 2020 as the United States Department of Energy sponsors the national competition.

Volunteers are also still needed as science bowl officials are asking for your help to make these competitions happen for these hard-working Nebraska students. Volunteer information and sign-up details can be found at www.wsc.edu/sciencebowl.

Organizations sponsoring the Nebraska Science Bowl events include the Nebraska Department of Education, U.S. Department of Energy, Stadium Sports and Wayne State College.

Contact Nebraska Science Bowl Lead Coordinator, Dr. Todd S. Young at 402-375-7471 or email toyoung1@wsc.edu if you have any questions.

A series of 112 regional middle school and high school tournaments are being held across the country from January through March.

The top 16 high school teams and the top 16 middle school teams in the National Finals will win $1,000 for their schools’ science departments. Prizes for the top two high school teams for the 2020 NSB will be announced at a later date. More than 305,000 students have participated in the National Science Bowl® in its 29-year history and it is one of the nation’s largest science competitions. More than 14,700 students compete in the NSB each year.