Longfellow Middle School in Falls Church has won the 2023 Virginia Regional Middle School Science Bowl competition
NEWPORT NEWS – This past weekend, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility virtually hosted 17 teams from 11 Virginia schools as they vied for the Virginia Regional Middle School Science Bowl champion title. Longfellow Middle School-Team 1 in Falls Church took first place and will represent Virginia in the National Science Bowl® Finals competition to be held in-person April 27-May 1, 2023, in Washington, D.C.
“We’re proud of all of the teams who competed in this year’s regional Science Bowl event,” said Steve Gagnon, a Jefferson Lab Science Education staff member and the lead organizer of the event.
Members of Longfellow Middle School-Team 1 received a team trophy, individual participant medals, a Virginia Regional Science Bowl banner and $750 to be used toward its STEM programs.
The other top-placing teams this year each received a trophy. Cooper Middle School-Team 2 placed second and received $500 for its STEM programs. BASIS Independent School-Team 1 placed third and received $300. And Cooper Middle School-Team 1 placed fourth.
The National Science Bowl® has been sponsored annually by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science since 1991. Approximately 330,000 students have participated in the National Science Bowl® throughout its 32-year history, and it is one of the nation’s largest science competitions. Participating teams are quizzed on their knowledge of math and a range of science disciplines. The question categories for both middle school and high school Include biology, chemistry, energy, mathematics, physics and Earth and space science.
The DOE’s Office of Science manages the National Science Bowl® and sponsors the finals competition. The competition is meant to encourage students to excel in math and science and to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math. The Office of Science is the single largest supporter of basic research in the physical sciences in the United States and is working to address some of the most pressing challenges of our time.
To learn more about DOE's National Science Bowl competition, visit: https://Science.Osti.Gov/Wdts/Nsb
For sample sets of questions and answers that have been used in previous competitions, visit: https://science.osti.gov/wdts/nsb/Regional-Competitions/Resources/HS-Sample-Questions
Contact: Kandice Carter, Jefferson Lab Communications Office, firstname.lastname@example.org
Correction: Team member's name updated from nickname to given name, August 2023.