Volunteers Needed For Upcoming Nebraska Science Bowls

WAYNE – The United States Department of Energy National Science Bowl will be attracting young scientists from all over Nebraska to Wayne America over the next two weekends.

A pair of Nebraska regional competitions will be held on the Wayne State College campus.

Middle school students and coaches will be in town on Saturday, February 2 and the following Saturday, February 9 will be for students and coaches from eastern Nebraska high schools.

2019 marks the 16th annual Nebraska Middle School Science Bowl and 4th annual Eastern Nebraska High School Science Bowl. The weather date to be used if either of the competitions gets cancelled due to bad weather will be the third Saturday of February (16th).

The winning team at each level will receive an all-expense paid trip to the National Science Bowl in Washington, D.C. The 2019 national competition is scheduled for April 25-29.

A handful of positions must be filled as campus officials are in search for volunteers. Each volunteer will also receive a free lunch.

To volunteer, visit www.wsc.edu/sciencebowl and fill out the online volunteer form.

All new volunteers must attend one of the mandatory training sessions. Training sessions will be on Thursday, January 31 in Carhart (CH) Science Room 131; Friday, February 1 at 9 a.m. (CH 123) and 6 p.m. (CH 131) as well as Thursday, February 7 at 6 p.m. (CH 131)


A minimum of at least 12 per position are needed for the following:

Rules Judge: Ensure competition rules are followed

Timekeepers: Operate the official competition time clock

Science Judge: Resolve question challenges and ensure each question is read correctly

Scorekeeper: Accurately award points and record the competition score

Moderator: Reads the questions and controls the match rounds


The goal of the Nebraska Science Bowls, as well as the National Science Bowl, is to encourage students to excel in science and mathematics.

Contact Dr. Todd Young at 402-375-7471 or email toyoung1@wsc.edu for more information.