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High schools compete for Nevada Science Bowl title

February 15, 2016

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The winner of the 2016 Nevada Science Bowl was the team from Reno's Davidson Academy of Nevada. From left: Matthew Bauer, Rinik Kumar, Haydn Bradstreet, Paolo Adajar, Eric Liu, and Coach Brett Guisti.

While sports fans across the U.S. prepared for last weekend’s game day, 160 Nevada high school students went head-to-head in a different kind of competition. Sponsored and hosted annually by the NNSA’s Nevada Field Office, the Nevada Science Bowl pits high schoolers against each other to buzz in quick answers to tough questions in all branches of math and science. After nearly 11 hours of competition among 32 teams, Davidson Academy of Nevada took home the trophy for the 25th Annual Nevada Science Bowl.

The Davidson Academy team also receives $5,000 for their school’s math and science department along with an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington D.C., for the Department of Energy’s National Science Bowl in April. 

“Nevada Science Bowl is celebrating 25 years of encouragement and support for science and math education in Nevada,” NNSA Nevada Field Office Public Affairs Director Darwin J. Morgan said. “The students and parents gathered here for the Nevada Science Bowl are working for a better and brighter future and we are proud to help them.”

Read more about the competition, and the success of the other teams, on the Nevada Field Office’s news page.