West Virginia
Regional Science Bowl

The West Virginia Science Bowl (WVSB) Regional Coordinating Committee is excited to announce the opening of the 2017 National Science Bowl, and wants your High School and Middle Schools’ science and math students to participate! 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.

The National Energy Technology Laboratory and West Virginia University are once again proud to host the West Virginia Science Bowl Regional on Friday, February 3 and Saturday, February 4, 2017 at the Mountainlair on WVU’s main campus in Morgantown, WV. The 2017 field will include 24 High School teams and 16 Middle School teams. Last year’s event brought more than 200 student participants onto the WVU campus and included activities such as a SuGO robotics tournament, a Minecraft LAN party, a college information fair, a planetarium show and robotics demonstration, and a dinner reception for High School students hosted by WVU.

Teams consist of four student competitors, one student alternate, and one or more coaches (usually a science or math teacher). Participation rules, sample questions, and general information may be found at the National Science Bowl website. The winner of the WVSB Regional will receive a 5-day (April 27- May 1, 2017) expenses paid trip to Washington, D.C. to represent West Virginia in the National Science Bowl competition held at the National 4-H Center in Chevy Chase, Maryland. The WVSB winning team will also take possession of the traveling trophy for one year, a banner for their school, and other individual prizes.

HIGH SCHOOL: To participate in the WV Science Bowl Regional, teams must be nominated by the Regional Educational Service Agency (RESA) serving the county in which the team is enrolled in high school, or (for home schooled students only) the county in which the team members reside. Please contact your RESA coordinator to express your team’s interest in participating in the local competition. A complete list of RESA contacts and competition information can be found on the WVSB Regional website.

MIDDLE SCHOOL: To participate in the West Virginia Science Bowl Regional, teams must register at the NSB website. Middle School teams will be accepted on a first-registered, first-accepted basis determined by the date/time stamp when registrations were submitted. Schools submitting more than one team for participation are subject to a staggered enrollment rule described on the enrollment page. Registration is being accepted as of October 1, 2016.

Regular updates and information will be shared through our event webpage and Facebook page, which can be accessed at:
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If you have any questions regarding the Science Bowl events, please contact your RESA Coordinator, or either of the WVSB Coordinators listed below. The U.S. Department of Energy and West Virginia University are very proud to sponsor the Science Bowl and we look forward to your participation.

Sincerely,
Kirk Gerdes
WV Science Bowl Regional Coordinator
National Energy Technology Laboratory
Morgantown, West Virginia
Kirk.Gerdes@netl.doe.gov
Office: (304)285-4342

Jen Robertson
WV Science Bowl Regional Assistant Coordinator
West Virginia University
Morgantown, West Virginia
Jen.Robertson@mail.wvu.edu
Office: (304)293-8130