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:
Daniel Burns at (702) 295-5071 or

Welcome to the 27th Annual
Nevada High School
Science Bowl!

February 2-3, 2018

On behalf of the National Nuclear Security Administration Nevada Field Office (NNSA/NFO), we are pleased to announce the 2018 Nevada Science Bowl for high school competition will take place February 2-3, 2018, at the National Atomic Testing Museum (NATM) and Vegas PBS. We would be honored to have your school field a team for this event.

Thirty-two teams from high schools in California, 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.

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 the postmark date. Every effort will be made to accommodate all registered teams, but we must adhere to the 14 out-of-town and 32 total team limits. 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 26-30, 2018. 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.

Nevada High School Science Bowl

To register, print out the forms below, fill them out, and obtain all signatures (including witness signatures). Please keep a copy of the registration form for your records. The Team Coach must mail all completed forms back to the Science Bowl Coordinator, Daniel Burns, by Wednesday, December 13, 2017. The return date stamp determines your participation. Submit only typed or printed original registration forms. Students who are not U.S. citizens may compete, but must provide proof of legal residency. No faxed registration forms will be accepted. You will be contacted to confirm your participation.

2018 Nevada High School Science Bowl Winner
A Clark High School team from Las Vegas, Nevada, marched through a 32-team, round robin and double-elimination tournament to win the U.S. Department of Energy's Nevada Science Bowl Tournament held Saturday, February 3, 2018 at Vegas PBS. Teams from Nevada and Utah participated in the competition. The Clark High School team won $5,000 for their school and claimed an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C., to represent the region in the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Science Bowl Competition, April 26 - 30, 2018.

Other teams that placed in the tournament were:
Second Place $2500
Coronado High School, Las Vegas, Nevada

Third Place $1500
Palo Verde High School, Las Vegas, Nevada

Fourth Place $1000
Rancho High School, Las Vegas, Nevada

Fifth Place $500
Green Valley High School, Las Vegas, Nevada
Clark High School, Las Vegas, Nevada

Seventh Place $300
Davidson Academy of Nevada, Reno, Nevada
Timpview High School, Provo, Utah

Ninth Place $100
Reno High School, Reno, Nevada
Faith Lutheran High School, Las Vegas, Nevada
Sierra Vista High School, Las Vegas, Nevada
Douglas High School, Minden, Nevada

Previous Nevada Science Bowl Winners
2017 Science Bowl Winner
Davidson Academy, Reno, Nevada
2016 Science Bowl Winner
Davidson Academy, Reno, Nevada
2015 Science Bowl Winner
Northwest Career & Technical Academy, Las Vegas, NV
2014 Science Bowl Winner
The Meadows School, Las Vegas, NV
2013 Science Bowl Winner
The Meadows School, Las Vegas, NV
2012 Science Bowl Winner
Advanced Technologies Academy, Las Vegas, NV
2011 Science Bowl Winner
Palo Verde High School, Las Vegas, NV

Nevada Science Bowl Coordinator, Daniel Burns
National Security Technologies, LLC
P.O.Box 98521
Mail Stop NLV061
Las Vegas, NV 89193-8521

pdf Coaches Score Sheet
pdf Code of Conduct
pdf Reimbursement Request for Out-Of-Town Teams
pdf Strategies For Success
pdf National Science Bowl Rules
pdf Important Dates
pdf Map From McCarran Airport To The National Atomic Testing Museum

Related Links
Science Education at
National Science Bowl