New England Promise High School Regional Science Bowl

Coach Registration
Register your team here.

Regional Event Information
Date: February 24, 2024
Maximum Number of Teams: 12
Maximum Number of Teams per School: 2
Registration Fee: n/a
Hosted by: UConn School of Engineering - Vergnano Institute for Inclusion

States and/or Counties Served
New Hampshire
Rhode Island

UConn Storrs Campus
191 Auditorium Road
Unit 3187
Storrs, Connecticut 06269

Please read: We are thrilled to be able to host three regional Science Bowls in person at the University of Connecticut Storrs Campus!

The New England Promise Regional Science Bowl is designed to support public high schools in New England. We encourage schools that are new and schools that are experienced to apply to participate. This bowl will waive the registration fee for all accepted schools & teams ($0 cost to you). A t-shirt and lunch for each participant will be provided.

This science bowl is designed to be equity-focused, and support the success of schools who meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • More than 75% of the students in the school qualify for free or reduced lunch
  • More than 75% of the students in the school identify as racially or ethnically underrepresented populations in STEM (i.e. Black, Hispanic, Latinx/e, Indigenous)
  • More than 50% of the students you would like to bring to compete would be the first in their family to go to college (first generation)

This is not considered a remedial or "less than" science bowl than others, and is still designed to be fun and competitive for all who participate! A winner from this bowl will be sent to the National Competition.

Note: Past winners are not eligible to compete in this year’s Promise Bowl!

The New England Promise Regional Science Bowl would not be possible without the generous support of time, energy, and effort from undergraduate students, graduate students, and staff from:

  • UConn School of Engineering
  • Vergnano Institute for Inclusion
  • Engineering Ambassadors
  • Engineers Without Borders
  • National Society of Black Engineers
  • Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers
  • Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers
  • Society of Women Engineers

More information will be posted on

Regional Contact Information
Regional Coordinator: Stephany Santos

Co-Coordinator: Student Coordinators

Please read: New Registration Process

Beginning October 3 at noon Eastern: Coaches either log-in to existing or create new accounts.  The only information needed initially is the coach, co-coach, and school information.
Coaches will not be asked (or allowed) to enter any information on the team members. 

After the team coach agrees to follow the eligibility requirements AND consents to the information in the former “Adult Consent and Media Form”, the coach can submit the school’s PREREGISTRATION.

After the coach submits the school PREREGISTRATION, the Regional Coordinator will approve the PREREGISTRATION if there is space.  An approved PREREGISTRATION secures at least one spot for a school.  Note: If the coach or co-coach is not a school employee, the school principal must complete the coach approval before PREREGISTRATION can be approved.

ONLY after the school’s PREREGISTRATION is approved, can the coach begin building their teams.

Between PREREGISTRATION approval and December 1 at 11:59 pm local time, the coach must SUBMIT their Team 1 registration.  If the coach does not submit the Team 1 registration BEFORE December 2, the school loses its reserved space. 

In order to SUBMIT a team registration, a signed “Parental Consent and Media Release Form” must be submitted for each team member – these forms are to be signed electronically by the parents/guardians. These electronic forms will be available after you enter the students’ information.

To repeat: a coach cannot submit a team registration without completed and signed parental forms.
To summarize:

Step 1: Coach submits school PREREGISTRATION to guarantee one spot for the school
Step 2: Regional Coordinator approves the PREREGISTRATION
Step 3: Coach submits team registration for Team 1 before December 2

IF an event allows 2nd and 3rd teams, coaches may work on completing the submission process for the 2nd/3rd teams any time after the PREREGISTRATION is approved. However, 2nd and 3rd teams will not be approved before December 6. There will be no “first come, first served” approvals before January 1, 2023.  If there is not enough space for all teams, second or third teams will be selected via a lottery system.  Please email the Regional Coordinator for more information.

For assistance in registration, please review the registration guide here.