Nevada High School Science Bowl

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Attention Teachers:
The Nevada National Security Site would be honored to provide a speaker for your classroom. More information can be found on our Speakers Bureau page.

For more information on the Nevada Science Bowl contact:
Brianna Majdanac at 702-295-1289 or
Dan Burns at 702-295-5071 or

30th Annual Virtual Nevada Science Bowl: February 6, 2021

On behalf of the National Nuclear Security Administration Nevada Field Office (NNSA/NFO), we are pleased to announce the 2021 Nevada Science Bowl for high school competition is scheduled for February 6, 2021. This year’s competition will be held in a completely virtual format.

Thirty-two teams from high schools in Nevada and Utah are welcome to participate in this round robin, double-elimination competition. Monetary awards are given to the first through ninth place teams for use in their school's mathematics/science departments. Although other Science Bowl competitions will take place throughout the country, individual schools may only enter one regional competition per year.

To register your team, please click here. Instructions on how to electronically register your team can be found here. If you are considering entering more than one team, please submit a separate registration packet for each team. The goal is to field single teams from 32 different high schools. You may register an additional team from your school, but the second team will be held until the deadline. If there are not 32 individual school teams received by the deadline, the second teams will be placed in order of submission date. Every effort will be made to accommodate all registered teams, but we must adhere to the 32-team limit. A team consists of one coach, an optional co-coach, four team players and one alternate.

The team that wins the Nevada Science Bowl competition will be eligible to compete in the National Science Bowl in Washington, D.C., April 29 - May 3, 2021*. All members of the winning regional team must commit to participate in the National Science Bowl or the second-place team will be asked to substitute.

Davidson Academy
2020 Nevada Science Bowl Winner: Davidson Academy (Reno, NV)

*If the 2021 National Finals are virtual: Middle and High school teams will compete in Preliminary Rounds throughout April 2021. Advancing middle school teams will compete for the National Championship on Saturday, May 8. Advancing high school teams will compete for the National Championship on Saturday, May 22.

Student Forms:

Every member of every regional team is required to complete a Media Release and Consent Form in order to participate in any regional event. Coaches, please use your online NSB account to complete and upload the Media Release and Consent Form found at the link below. After your team is approved, coaches will receive instructions on how to send your students’ forms to their parents for electronic signature.

Coach Media Release & Consent Form:

Previous Nevada Science Bowl Winners

2020 Science Bowl Winner
Davidson Academy, Reno, NV
2019 Science Bowl Winner
Clark High School, Las Vegas, NV
2018 Science Bowl Winner
Clark High School, Las Vegas, NV
2017 Science Bowl Winner
Davidson Academy, Reno, NV
2016 Science Bowl Winner
Davidson Academy, Reno, NV
2015 Science Bowl Winner
Northwest Career & Technical Academy, Las Vegas, NV

pdf Important Dates
pdf National Science Bowl Virtual Rules
pdf Tips and Resources
pdf Coaches Score Sheet

Related Links
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National Science Bowl