Thirty-two high school teams from 28 Nevada high schools competed for the coveted Nevada Science Bowl title Feb. 1.
Davidson Academy of Reno took first place in the competition, now in its 29th year, and will represent Nevada at the National Science Bowl April 30 to May 4 in Washington, D.C. Nationally, more than 15,000 students compete each year for the opportunity to represent their school at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s National Science Bowl, which is the largest and most prestigious science competition in the country.
Las Vegas’ Clark High School, the grand-prize winner in 2019 and 2018, finished second. Third place was awarded to Coral Academy of Science – Las Vegas. Each finalist school received a check for its math and science departments. Las Vegas’ Advanced Technologies Academy was awarded the Good Sportsmanship Award for perseverance through adversity and commitment to STEM.
“As a scientist, it warms my heart to see the dedication and time spent by all the schools to prepare for this competition,” said NNSA Nevada Field Office Acting Manager Dr. David Bowman. “To see just how smart these high school students are in STEM-related subjects is amazing.”
Nevada Science Bowl tests students’ knowledge in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields through a series of fast-paced questions. Sponsors of the Nevada Science Bowl include the DOE National Nuclear Security Administration Nevada Field Office (signature sponsor), Mission Support and Test Services LLC, Environmental Management Nevada Program, Bureau of Reclamation, SOC, Navarro, and JGMS, Inc.