Welcome to the Boston University regional Science Bowl! As a leader in scientific research and undergraduate education, we are proud to be a regional host for the event, which reflects our mission of providing a broad range of educational opportunities for students. We are one of 70 regional sites accross the USA, including Hawaii. Supporting the day-long competition will be more than 100 volunteers from the University community, as well as from our corporate sponsor, Merck Research Laboratories, Boston.
Science Bowl® was started by the Department of Energy (DOE) in 1991 to encourage America’s best and brightest High School students to explore the fields of science and engineering. Since its inception, more than 100,000 high school science and mathematics students – and their teachers – have participated. The Science Bowl is a lock-out round robin competition. Teams are quizzed on biology, chemistry, physics, astronomy, earth science, general science and mathematics. Many participating students have gone on to careers in scientific fields.
The winner of each regional competition gets an all-expense-paid trip to the National Science Bowl, hosted by the DOE, in Washington D.C. where they have an opportunity to meet other teams and explore the city. There are also many otheractivities, including Hydrogen Fuel Cell Car races. Finalist teams compete for the National trophy. The winning team earns monetary awards and more importantly, acclaim for their high school.
Boston University Coordinators
Cora Carey - LERNet
Bennett Goldberg - Professor and Chairman, Department of Physics
John Straub - Professor, Department of Chemistry