2022 National Finals

2022 National Semi-Finals

Middle School National Semi-Finals
Saturday, May 7, 2022

High School National Semi-Finals
Saturday, May 21, 2022

All regional winning teams will compete in the National Semi-Finals
Virtual Tournament to determine the top eight teams.

The top eight teams will be invited to compete for the
National Championship July 8 – 12, 2022, in Washington, DC.

Please click here to see an important notice regarding participants at the 2022 National Finals on July 8 – 12, 2022.

Future Events:
2023
: April 27 – May 1, 2023
2024: April 25 – April 29, 2024

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) National Science Bowl® is a nationwide academic competition that tests students’ knowledge in all areas of science and mathematics. Middle and high school student teams from diverse backgrounds are comprised of four students, one alternate, and a teacher who serves as an advisor and coach. These teams face-off in a fast-paced question-and-answer format, being tested on a range of science disciplines including biology, chemistry, Earth science, physics, energy, and math.

The Department of Energy (DOE) created the National Science Bowl in 1991 to encourage students to excel in mathematics and science and to pursue careers in these fields. Approximately 325,000 students have participated in the National Science Bowl® throughout its 31-year history, and it is one of the nation’s largest science competitions.

Beginning in January each year, more than 9,000 high school students and 5,000 middle school students will compete in 65 high school and 50 middle school regional Science Bowl tournaments. The U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science manages the National Science Bowl®, and sponsors the NSB finals competition. The Department of Energy's Office of Science is the single largest supporter of basic research in the physical sciences in the United States, and is working to address some of the most pressing challenges of our time.

Please click here to see an important notice regarding participants at the 2022 National Finals