Chandler Students Win Regional National Science Bowl® Competition, Secure Spot in National Finals in Washington, D.C.

For Immediate Release: Monday, February, 6, 2017

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A team of middle school students from Chandler, Arizona won their regional competition for the 2017 National Science Bowl® (NSB) this past weekend and will advance to compete in the NSB National Finals this spring in Washington, D.C., the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced today.

 

“The National Science Bowl® continues to be one of the premier academic competitions across the country and prepares America’s students for future successes in some of the world’s fastest growing fields in science, technology, and engineering,” said Dr. J. Stephen Binkley, Acting Director of the Department’s Office of Science, which sponsors the nationwide competition, now in its 27th year. “Each year the DOE Office of Science provides this unique opportunity, and I am honored to congratulate all the competitors who are advancing to the national finals, where they will continue to showcase their talents as top students in math and science.”

 

The NSB brings together thousands of middle and high school students from across the country to compete in a fast-paced question-and-answer format where they solve technical problems and answer questions on a range of science disciplines including biology, chemistry, Earth and space science, physics and math.

 

The team from your area that won their qualifying regional competition this past weekend and will be advancing to the National Finals is:

 

BASIS Chandler, Chandler, Arizona

 

A series of 116 regional middle school and high school tournaments are being held across the country from January through March. Winners will advance to represent their areas at the National Science Bowl® held from April 27 to May 1 in Washington, D.C., for the final middle school and high school competitions.

 

The top 16 high school teams and the top 16 middle school teams in the National Finals will win $1,000 for their schools’ science departments. Prizes for the top two high school teams for the 2017 NSB will be announced at a later date.

 

The high school team that won the 2016 NSB received a nine-day, all-expenses-paid science trip to Alaska, where they learned more about glaciology, marine and avian biology, geology and plate tectonics. The second-place high school team at the 2016 NSB won a five-day, fully guided adventure tour of several national parks, which included a whitewater rafting trip.

 

Approximately 265,000 students have participated in the National Science Bowl® in its 26-year history, and it is one of the nation’s largest science competitions. More than

 

14,000 students compete in the NSB each year.

 

DOE’s Office of Science manages the NSB Finals competition. More information is available on the NSB website: http://www.science.energy.gov/wdts/nsb/.

 

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Mesa Students Win Regional National Science Bowl® Competition, Secure Spot in National Finals in Washington, D.C.

For Immediate Release: Monday, January, 30, 2017

 

Mesa Students Win Regional National Science Bowl® Competition, Secure Spot in National Finals in Washington, D.C.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A team of high school students from Mesa, Arizona won their regional competition for the 2017 National Science Bowl® (NSB) this past weekend and will advance to compete in the NSB National Finals this spring in Washington, D.C., the

U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced today.

 

“The National Science Bowl® continues to be one of the premier academic competitions across the country and prepares America’s students for future successes in some of the world’s fastest growing fields in science, technology, and engineering,” said Dr. J. Stephen Binkley, Acting Director of the Department’s Office of Science, which sponsors the nationwide competition, now in its 27th year. “Each year the DOE Office of Science provides this unique opportunity, and I am honored to congratulate all the competitors who are advancing to the national finals, where they will continue to showcase their talents as top students in math and science.”

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The NSB brings together thousands of middle and high school students from across the country to compete in a fast-paced question-and-answer format where they solve technical problems and answer questions on a range of science disciplines including biology, chemistry, Earth and space science, physics and math.

 

The team from your area that won their qualifying regional competition this past weekend and will be advancing to the National Finals is:

 

BASIS Mesa, Mesa, Arizona

 

A series of 116 regional middle school and high school tournaments are being held across the country from January through March. Winners will advance to represent their areas at the National Science Bowl® held from April 27 to May 1 in Washington, D.C., for the final middle school and high school competitions.

 

The top 16 high school teams and the top 16 middle school teams in the National Finals will win $1,000 for their schools’ science departments. Prizes for the top two high school teams for the 2017 NSB will be announced at a later date.

 

The high school team that won the 2016 NSB received a nine-day, all-expenses-paid science trip to Alaska, where they learned more about glaciology, marine and avian biology, geology and plate tectonics. The second-place high school team at the 2016 NSB won a five-day, fully guided adventure tour of several national parks, which included a whitewater rafting trip.

 

Approximately 265,000 students have participated in the National Science Bowl® in its 26-year history, and it is one of the nation’s largest science competitions. More than

 

14,000 students compete in the NSB each year.

 

DOE’s Office of Science manages the NSB Finals competition. More information is available on the NSB website: http://www.science.energy.gov/wdts/nsb/.

 

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Winners of 2016 Middle School Science Bowl Announced

2016 AZ MS Science Bowl (1)For Immediate Release: Monday, March 7, 2016

Phoenix Students Win Regional National Science Bowl® Competition, Secure Spot in National Finals in Washington, D.C.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz today announced that a team of middle school students from Phoenix won their regional competition for the 2016 National Science Bowl® (NSB) this past weekend and are advancing to compete at the National Finals in Washington, D.C., in April. This year marks the 26th time the national competition has been held.

“The National Science Bowl® continues to be one of the premier academic competitions across the country, and prepares America’s students for future successes in some of the world’s fastest growing fields in research and engineering,” said U.S. Energy Secretary Moniz. “I am honored to congratulate all of the competitors who are advancing to the national finals where they will continue to showcase their talents as top students in math and science.”

The NSB brings together thousands of middle and high school students from across the country to compete in a fast-paced question-and-answer format where they solve technical problems and answer questions on a range of science disciplines including biology, chemistry, Earth and space science, physics and math.

The team from your area that won their qualifying regional competition this past weekend and will be advancing to the National Finals is: BASIS Ahwatukee, Phoenix, Arizona A series of 116 regional middle school and high school tournaments are being held across the country from January through March. Winners will advance to represent their areas at the National Science Bowl® held from April 28 to May 2 in Washington, D.C., for the final middle school and high school competitions.

Additional top teams from the the Arizona regional competition included:

BASIS Chandler – Team 1
BASIS Ahwatukee – Team 1
BASIS Tucson North – Team 2
BASIS Peoria – Team 1
BASIS Scottsdale – Team 1
BASIS Chandler – Team 3
BASIS Tucson North – Team 3
BASIS Tucson North – Team 1

The top 16 high school teams and the top 16 middle school teams in the National Finals will win $1,000 for their schools’ science departments. Prizes for the top two high school teams for the 2016 NSB will be announced at a later date.

The high school team that won the 2015 NSB received a nine-day, all-expenses-paid science trip to Alaska, where they learned more about glaciology, marine and avian biology, geology and plate tectonics. The second-place high school team at the 2015 NSB won a five-day, fully guided adventure tour of several national parks, which included a whitewater rafting trip. More than 250,000 students have participated in the National Science Bowl® in its 25- year history, and it is one of the nation’s largest science competitions.

More than 14,000 students compete in the NSB each year. DOE’s Office of Science manages the NSB Finals competition. More information is available on the NSB website: http://www.science.energy.gov/wdts/nsb/. ###

 

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 See photos for the 2016 Middle School Event

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Winners of 2016 High School Science Bowl Announced

For Immediate Release: Monday, February 22, 2016

 

Scottsdale Students Win Regional National Science Bowl® Competition, Secure Spot in National Finals in Washington, D.C.

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz today announced that a team of high school students from Scottsdale, Ariz. won their regional competition for the 2016 National Science Bowl® (NSB) this past weekend and are advancing to compete at the National Finals in Washington, D.C., in April. This year marks the 26th time the national competition has been held.

 

“The National Science Bowl® continues to be one of the premier academic competitions across the country, and prepares America’s students for future successes in some of the world’s fastest growing fields in research and engineering,” said U.S. Energy Secretary Moniz. “I am honored to congratulate all of the competitors who are advancing to the national finals where they will continue to showcase their talents as top students in math and science.”

 

The NSB brings together thousands of middle and high school students from across the country to compete in a fast-paced question-and-answer format where they solve technical problems and answer questions on a range of science disciplines including biology, chemistry, Earth and space science, physics and math.

 

The team from your area that won their qualifying regional competition this past weekend and will be advancing to the National Finals is:

 

BASIS Scottsdale, Scottsdale, Arizona

 

The other top teams included:

  • Desert Vista High School
  • Basis Tucson North Team #1
  • Brophy Prep High School Team #1
  • Basis Mesa Team #1
  • Arete Prep Team #2
  • Basis Peoria Team #2
  • University High School Team #1
  • Basis Peoria Team #2

 

A series of 116 regional middle school and high school tournaments are being held across the country from January through March. Winners will advance to represent their areas at the National Science Bowl® held from April 28 to May 2 in Washington, D.C., for the final middle school and high school competitions.

 

The top 16 high school teams and the top 16 middle school teams in the National Finals will win $1,000 for their schools’ science departments. Prizes for the top two high school teams for the 2016 NSB will be announced at a later date.

 

The high school team that won the 2015 NSB received a nine-day, all-expenses-paid science trip to Alaska, where they learned more about glaciology, marine and avian biology, geology and plate tectonics. The second-place high school team at the 2015 NSB won a five-day, fully guided adventure tour of several national parks, which included a whitewater rafting trip.

 

More than 250,000 students have participated in the National Science Bowl® in its 25- year history, and it is one of the nation’s largest science competitions. More than 14,000 students compete in the NSB each year.

 

 

DOE’s Office of Science manages the NSB Finals competition. More information is available on the NSB website: http://www.science.energy.gov/wdts/nsb/.

 

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See pictures from the 2016 Arizona High School Science Bowl 

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Scottsdale Middle School Students Win 2015 Regional Science Bowl® Competition

AZ Science Bowl 2015-winnersMonday, February 23, 2015 – WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz today announced that a team of middle school students from Scottsdale, Ariz. won their regional competition for the 2015 National Science Bowl® (NSB) this past weekend and are advancing to compete at the National Finals in Washington, D.C., in April. This year marks the 25th time the national competition has been held.

 

“The National Science Bowl® has grown into one of the most prestigious science academic competitions in the country and challenges students to excel in fields vital to America’s future,” U.S. Energy Secretary Moniz said. “I congratulate these students for advancing to the National Finals, where they will be among some of the brightest science and math students from across the country.”

 

The NSB brings together thousands of middle and high school students from across the country to compete in a fast-paced question-and-answer format where they solve technical problems and answer questions on a range of science disciplines including biology, chemistry, Earth and space science, physics and math.

 

The team from your area that won their qualifying regional competition this past weekend and will be advancing to the National Finals is:

 

BASIS Scottsdale, Scottsdale, Ariz.

 

A series of 118 regional middle school and high school tournaments are being held across the country from January through March. Winners will advance to represent their areas at the National Science Bowl® held from April 30 to May 4 in Washington, D.C., for the final middle school and high school competitions.

 

The top 16 high school teams and the top eight middle school teams in the National Finals will win $1,000 for their schools’ science departments. Prizes for the top two high school teams for the 2015 NSB will be announced at a later date.

 

The high school team that won the 2014 NSB received a nine-day, all-expenses-paid science trip to Alaska, where they learned more about glaciology, marine and avian biology, geology and plate tectonics. The second-place high school team at the 2014 NSB won a five-day, fully guided adventure tour of several national parks, which included a whitewater rafting trip.

 

Approximately 240,000 students have participated in the National Science Bowl® since it was established in 1991, and it is one of the nation’s largest science competitions. More than 14,000 students compete in the NSB each year.

 

DOE’s Office of Science manages the NSB Finals competition. More information is available on the NSB website: http://www.science.energy.gov/wdts/nsb/.

 

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BASIS Scottsdale Team #1 Wins 2014 First Place Title at Science Bowl

2014 Science Bowl Winners - BASIS Scottsdale Team #1

2014 Science Bowl Winners – BASIS Scottsdale Team #1

Scottsdale, Arizona – Jeopardy® Junior has nothing on the 154 Arizona Middle School Science Bowl contestants.  Here, team members are required to be quick thinkers and buzz-in before their competition. In this high-intensity academic competition, milliseconds mattered.

 

This Saturday marked the seventh annual Middle School Science Bowl competition in the State of Arizona. Over thirty middle school teams competed. The high intensity event hosted a wide array of students from diverse backgrounds.  Participants included students from the following schools:  BASIS Ahwatukee; BASIS Chandler; BASIS Mesa; Basis Oro Valley; BASIS Peoria; BASIS Phoenix; BASIS Scottsdale; BASIS Tucson North; Chandler Preparatory Academy; Gila River Sacaton School District #18; Gila Crossing Community School; Kyrene Aprende Middle School; Loyola Academy; Madison #1 Middle School; Mesa Preparatory Academy; Rough Rock Community Schools; Self Development Charter School; and  Veritas Preparatory Academy.

 

The Opening Ceremony kicked-off with an inspiring address by Robert Witwer, Vice President of Advanced Technology for Honeywell Aerospace. Later, teams broke out into divisions where they played in round robins. After a long day of exhilarating rounds, high scoring teams from the morning Round Robin competition moved up into a Double Elimination tournament. The Double Elimination rounds gave the top teams the opportunity to play at least twice. The winning teams advanced to the end. In the end, the top three teams were recognized in an awards ceremony. The students were honored with medals while their teams received trophies. Those teams were:  Basis Peoria Team #1 in third place; Basis Tucson North Team #1 in second place; and BASIS Scottsdale Team #1 in first place.

 

The competition was administered by volunteers from various community organizations. They came from organizations such as Appointment-Plus, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale, REDW LLC, Shamrock Foods, Arizona State University, MSS Technologies, Inc., Solugenix Corporation and American Express.

 

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Winners Announced for the 2013 Arizona Regional Middle School Science Bowl

Saturday, March 9th, Glendale, Arizona – Hundreds of middle school students from throughout the State of Arizona went head to head in a Jeopardy-style academic competition. The regional Arizona Middle School Science Bowl was held on the ASU West Campus. Many of the top middle school students from across the state competed in what has become known as one of the most prestigious academic tournaments in science and math.

 

Teams met up to compete for the coveted first place ticket to the National Science Bowl in Washington, D.C. Thirty-one teams of four students participated in the competition. It was a full day of several tournaments, including a Qualification Round, Round Robin tournament and then finally Double Elimination. In the end, just three teams were left – BASIS Flagstaff, BASIS Tucson and BASIS Scottsdale. Although BASIS Scottsdale Team #1 managed to take the lead in the end, all three teams ended their day proudly in an awards ceremony.

 

The preparations now begin for the winning BASIS Scottsdale team as they prepare to take on the top teams from throughout the US at the National Science Bowl® for Middle School Students. That event is scheduled to be held April 25th – 29th in Washington, D.C.

 

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Registration for 2013 Science Bowl is Now Open

Teams may now begin registering for the 2013 Arizona Middle School Science Bowl event!

  • The 2013 Arizona Middle School Science Bowl will be held on Saturday, March 9th.
  •  Any team of four middle school students (grades 6-8) headed by at least one coach may participate.
  • Cost to participate is $45 per team.
  • Only 24 teams will be allowed to participate, so sign up soon! The registration deadline is February 1st, 2013.

For more information and eligibility requirements, please visit our Coaches Page.

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2012 Arizona Middle School Science Bowl

PHOENIX, Ariz. – February 25, 2012 — Over 26 teams from throughout the State of Arizona competed in the most intense science competition for middle school students ever! Teams included students from the following schools:

  • Altadena Middle School
  • BASIS Chandler
  • BASIS Flagstaff
  • Basis Oro Valley
  • BASIS Peoria
  • Basis Scottsdale
  • BASIS Tucson
  • Chandler Preparatory Academy
  • Grand Canyon Prep
  • Madison Park School
  • Mesa Preparatory Academy
  • Self Development Charter School
  • Veritas Preparatory Academy

Middle school students were quizzed in a fast paced question-and-answer format similar to Jeopardy. Competing teams from diverse backgrounds were comprised of four students, one alternate, and a teacher who serves as an advisor and coach. After a morning of round robin sessions, only the top eight teams made it to a double elimination tournament.

Though the teams practiced for months, only one team came out on top. As the winning team of the 2012 Arizona Middle School Science Bowl, BASIS Scottsdale Team #1 will go on to represent the state at the National Science Bowl in D.C. The national event is scheduled to held April 26 – April 30, 2012.

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Arizona Technology Council Foundation Announces Winners of Intense Arizona Middle School Science Bowl Competition

BASIS Scottsdale Team #1 wins opportunity to compete at the National Science Bowl® competition in Washington, D.C. on an all-expense paid trip

PHOENIX, Ariz. – February 28, 2011 — The Arizona Technology Council Foundation (http://www.aztechcouncil.org)  today announced the winners of the fifth annual Arizona Middle School Science Bowl competition held Saturday, February  26, 2011 at Arizona State University’s Tempe campus. Seventeen teams of up to five students in grades 6 to 8 from throughout the State of Arizona competed.

Sanctioned by the Department of Energy’s National Science Bowl®, the event was regionally organized yearly by members of the Arizona Technology Council’s Workforce Development Committee and sponsored in conjunction with IT consulting services leader Solugenix.

“The overall focus of this event is to get kids interested in science and math by making it fun and giving them the proper motivation, preparation, and encouragement,” said Steven G. Zylstra, president and CEO of the Arizona Technology Council. “We congratulate all of the students who participate in this annual event and look forward to cheering on the winning team at the national competition.”

The intense and fast-paced statewide academic competition for middle school students followed a “Jeopardy” game show style to tests participants’ knowledge in all areas of science and math. It consisted of several question and answer matches in a Round Robin and Double Elimination tournament.

“This event is a prime opportunity to help students reach their highest potential,” said Shashi Jasthi, president and CEO of Solugenix. “At Solugenix, we have always encouraged Science & Technology education and believe these fields and a skilled workforce in them hold the promise to our country’s future.”

The first place team receives an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington, D.C., to compete at the National Science Bowl from April 28 – May 2, 2011 and a complimentary mission on the simulator at the Arizona Challenger Space Center. Second and third place teams receive complimentary admission to the Challenger Center.

First Place Team

BASIS Scottsdale Team #1

Coach David Hubalik

Team members and corresponding grade level: Grady Day,
Sixth; Brian Glucksman, Sixth; Shrey Gupta, Eighth; Nithin Kannan, Seventh;
Abijith Krishnan, Seventh.

 

Second Place Team

Chandler Prep

Coach Mark Wallington

Team members and corresponding grade level: Thomas Gin, Eighth; Chase Grindler, Seventh; Daniel Hill, Eighth; Christopher Hui, Eighth; Micah McCreary, Eighth.

 

Third Place Team

BASIS Scottsdale Team #2

Coach David Hubalik

Team members and corresponding grade level: Garrett Auer, Seventh; Naveen Dasari, Eighth; Anvita Gupta, Eighth; Pranav Surresh, Eighth; Atreya Tadepalli, Eighth.

 

About the Arizona Technology Council

The Arizona Technology Council is a private, not-for-profit trade association founded to connect, represent and support the state’s expanding technology industry. To promote economic growth and professional development in Arizona’s technology sector, the Council provides members networking opportunities, business support and access to educational forums. The Council strives to distinguish Arizona as a leader in the technology community and offer resources that are exclusive to its members. To become a member or to learn more about the Arizona Technology Council, please visit  ttp://www.aztechcouncil.org. You are also invited to e-mail the president and his staff, Twitter @aztechcouncil, or view the Council’s Facebook, LinkedIn, or Plaxo page.

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