The winning Middle School and High School teams of the 2023 National Science Bowl

Coach Liping Ke, Kevin Wu, Katherine Long, David Xiao, Timothy Wu and Gordon Bu of BASIS Independent Bellevue in Bellevue, Washington, Deputy Secretary of U.S. Department of Energy David M. Turk, Director of the Office of Science for the U.S. Department of Energy Dr. Asmeret Asefaw Berhe, Damon Gurvich, Shreyas Ekanathan, Evin Liang, David Zhou and Anuprabha Dandapat and Coach Nick Gould of Lexington High School in Lexington, Massachusetts pose at the 2023 National Science Bowl® Finals Monday, May 1, 2023, in Washington, DC. Photo by Joshua Lawton, National Science Bowl®, Department of Energy, Office of Science


Launched in 1991, the National Science Bowl® (NSB) is a highly competitive science education and academic event among teams of high school and middle school students who compete in a fast-paced verbal forum to solve technical problems and answer questions in all branches of science and math. Each team is composed of four students, one alternate student, and a coach. Regional and national events encourage student involvement in math and science activities of importance to the Department of Energy and the Nation.

Regional science bowl championship teams receive an all-expenses paid trip to compete at the national event. High school and middle school teams travel to Washington, D.C. in April. The national events are several days of science activities, sightseeing, and competitions. Teams enjoy the entire science bowl experience and take home many prizes. There are cutting-edge science seminars and hands-on science activities.

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