The West Virginia Science Bowl (WVSB) Regional Coordinating Committee is pleased to announce that the 2021 field for the WVSB middle and high school competitions is set! With the February 5, 2021, and February 6, 2021, events quickly approaching, we welcome any and all volunteers. Please click the Volunteers tab to sign up!

The National Science Bowl is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy and features a tournament-style academic competition challenging students in the fields of science and mathematics.

To protect the health and safety of all, the 2021 West Virginia Science Bowl will be a virtual competition conducted through the Zoom conferencing platform. Although we are unable to conduct a face-to-face contest due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) is nonetheless preparing an engaging competition that will both inspire and challenge participants.

Some of the technology requirements and parameters for the 2021 virtual WPSB are:

  • Each student must be available via computer with web camera, smartphone or iPad for each round. 
  • A second device with a camera must be on the Zoom call to show the student’s workspace and surrounding area. 
  • All coaches, co-coaches and adults in a room with a student must be on the Zoom call and have a camera facing them. 
  • It is assumed that each student or coach will be in their individual home. However, if local and state guidelines permit, team members may be permitted to gather for the competition. 
Winners of the 2019 West Virginia Science Bowl High School competition... Morgantown High School Team 1. Left to right: Jacob Smothers, Amanda Wang, Ben Shi, Sachin Thaker, Frank Liu, and Coach Joe Melia
Winners of the 2019 West Virginia Science Bowl Middle School competition... Suncrest Middle School Team 1. Left to right: Chris Maloney, Grace Yan, Shawn Li, Doug Liu, Lauren Shen, Venkat Das, Kathryn Alam