The West Virginia Science Bowl (WVSB) Regional Coordinating Committee is pleased to announce that the 2023 field for the WVSB middle and high school competitions is set! With the February 3, 2023, and February 4, 2023, 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 2023 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 2023 virtual WVSB 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.