Volunteers and coaches have spent months planning for this year’s U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) West Kentucky Regional Science Bowl, an event touted as the region’s most notable science competition for high school and middle school students.
The Regional Science Bowl tournament is a quick-recall, fast-paced, question-and-answer contest. During the tournament, high school students are quizzed on their knowledge of biology, chemistry, Earth and space, energy, mathematics and physics.
“This event is truly a first-class competition for students in our region,” said Manager Joel Bradburne of DOE’s Portsmouth/Paducah Project Office (PPPO). “Our Paducah staff and contractors work very hard to pull this event together so that our students can have this opportunity to compete for a place at the national competition. Congratulations to the students who have put so much energy behind preparing for this year’s event.”
The top high school and middle school teams in the NSB finals will receive $1,500 for their schools’ science departments. Each year, more than 14,000 students from across the country compete in the national competition. Since the event began 30 years ago, more than 315,000 students have competed.